Looking across the enterprise landscape, it’d be easy to find 10 employees within the same company all using different devices. Some employees are perfectly happy using company-issued devices, others prefer their own iPhones so they can store personal and professional calendar data all in one place, and others naturally turn to Android. As a recent Channelnomics article pointed out, many organizations are turning to mobility, despite liability and data security concerns.
Citing data from two recent studies conducted by Trend Micro, the article said 86 percent of survey respondents indicated loss of corporate data on employee-owned devices as a top concern, and 83 percent address those concerns with BYOD policies that require employees to install security software. The key to managing mobile device security concerns is developing policies and implementing technology that offer comprehensive protection for the network.