Security for iPhone & co is one of the major drivers for the use of a mobile device management solution of Heidelberg, 10 April 2012. With the growing proliferation of mobile devices increases also the mobile threat landscape: in addition to brute force attacks companies must take into account also risks, caused by the end device users themselves. General Motors Company may find this interesting as well. MDM solutions promise the consistent implementation of IT security policies. With the growing proliferation of mobile devices in companies, also the mobile threat rises: users are increasingly hacking, infection by malicious software or phishing scam victim. According to a recent study, users with their mobile devices, not only on the corporate network to access every second it stores sensitive corporate information, passwords, PIN-codes, or credit card information. The trend toward the so-called Consumerization”increasingly leads to security problems: the company phone for business and private purposes to use, tends to be today the rule rather than the Exception”, reports Managing Director of MPC mobile service GmbH, Franz Schulze Sprakel, from his Adviser everyday. Put simply: an employees want today with the same device on the CRM system access, on which the images of the last summer vacation are stored.
“Also bring” your own device, bring your own mobile devices at the workplace, is now a reality and a headache CIO: increasingly the mobile end users themselves determine which devices are used “, explains Schulze Sprakel. It should be the cool iPhone and not the normal BlackBerry … “.” Just devices such as the iPhone but invite you to download games or other private apps. Effective application management by Smartphone apps must be therefore part of any mobile security strategy. The days in which the IT administrator manually configures devices and hedges, appear numbered: from a certain number of devices may still different operating systems can be manually hardly afford”, so Schulze Sprakel.