Estimates say that by 2015, over half of smartphones used in business will be employee owned. If you are a company issuing mobile phones, you may want to consider a mobile device management company to develop a next generation network security plan to ensure the security of the data on these mobile devices.
One of the biggest threats to corporate data and systems traditionally has come from insiders, who have privileged access to data and systems, and therefore have the potential ability do more accidental or malicious damage than an outside attacker.
An intrusion detection system or enterprise firewall is useful for securing company data, managing passwords and restricting access to sensitive data. For instance, if you offer company issued devices, working with a mobile device management company to install a intrusion prevention system can help you to strengthen your companies’ security policy. Sharing corporate information without a network security platform or intrusion detection system could be disastrous in the event that the device is lost or stolen.
Intrusion detection systems can help your business to strengthen its next gen network security policy without spending copious amounts of money. A Strengthened policy allows for greater employee productivity, as they can work from remote locations, and access company information on the go. Employee use of company issued devices can lead to greater productivity, less paperwork, more accurate billing and record keeping, added visibility, streamlined workflow, and more.
If you are a company issuing company issued mobile devices, researching a intrusion detection system may be the difference between an increase in productivity, or a potential security disaster.