How to Make BYOD Models Secure

Mobile device management

Smart phones are ubiquitous. Sales are up 63 percent since 2010, and employee owned work devices will jump from 150 million today to 350 million by 2014. While companies have a major opportunity to use these devices and save on technology costs, many are afraid because of the dubious security. Many companies can solve security issues of bring your own device, or BYOD policies, through mobile device management software.

Mobile device management software, or MDM software, manages security threats through the cloud. Often, good mobile device management software will use the cloud to erase data on any lost or stolen device, or encrypt it so that an unauthorized user cannot access it. The cloud makes such encryption and erasure easy because it integrates seamlessly with both mobile devices and enterprise systems.

Of course, there are advantages for devices on the same platform. An Apple product, Configurator, can configure 30 OSX devices at once. Apple products are burdensome, but the Android, which is on cheaper phones, is on 250 million smart phones. Mobile device management software, which works best on a single platform, can effectively secure these devices. Thanks to mobile device management software, corporations then have the freedom to lower IT costs, and increase productivity. More like this blog: