The mobile industry is no longer thriving, as it has reached a critical point due to the security concerns raised by companies trying to integrate mobile computing into their overall security framework. A fresh survey on mobile security shows this type of devices represents a critical business tool, boosting creativity, but their malfunctions or security threats need to be avoided and carefully managed.73% of organizations reported visible efficiency increases due to integrating mobile computing into business operations and processes, according to the mobile industry study that queried over 6200 IT decision makers.
More than 59% of organizations already use line-of-business applications on mobile devices and 71% plan to develop custom mobile applications for their business. Also, 70% of organizations say they’re planning corporate app stores for their mobile-equipped workers.
The survey showed that mobile computing is the number one security risk cited by IT decision makers and another 41% consider it to be one of the top of three risks.
Experts behind the survey believe that mobile computing is not a new risk for enterprises, it should be included in the overall data security policies, as such devices represent just another type of endpoint connected to the network, just as PCs and laptops.
The study experts recommend that companies do not altogether block mobile computing devices for their employees. Instead they advise the to allow staffers to use them to preserve productivity but make sure they enforce the right security measures to maintain safe usage.
A simple way to create a data and endpoint security policy and easily enforce it without disrupting business policies is to use a complete device control and data loss prevention solution such as Endpoint Protector.