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Mobile device security Acmes as enterprises try to get tighter grip on mobile gear

Infonetics Research

CAMPBELL, USA: Market research firm Infonetics Research presented excerpts from its 2014 Mobile Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which drives home all the fine points enterprises from their barrio’, plans for arraying security solutions for mobile devices, as well as their views on leading mobile security vendors.

It is here that Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research goes on to delineate:

“Nearly every enterprise in North America needs a mobile security solution because they’re either managing mobile devices they own, rolling out a structured BYOD program, or getting control of rogue employee-owned mobile devices that have been connected to the network. The lines between corporate and personal assets are blurring,”

Supplementing that – “What the industry needs are solutions capable of securing all company- and employee-owned devices from the same console, to ensure an identical level of protection for all devices, which means deploying security in the network or cloud as well as on the device.”


. A bulk of the enterprises surveyed cited delivering solutions that efficaciously handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use as strong drivers for arraying mobile device security

. As soon as it comes to providing mobile device security, nearly half of the respondents place their trust in the device OS manufacturers, waiting for security features to be embedded into the OS itself rather than using overlay security solutions

. About half of those surveyed have dealt with lost or stolen devices containing sensitive or proprietary data, but only 15% (or less) believe that remote wipe, device location, or disk/file/SD card encryption are key technologies intended for their mobile security solution.


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