How Do You Define Security in the Age of BYOD?

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Today, many enterprises are enthusiastically embracing a mobile workplace environment. They also realize the challenges they overcame using desktops are the same ones they face with mobile devices like laptops, tablets and phones. The most immediate of these challenges is securing corporate information in a bring-your-own-device world.

Do you know your mobile phone has more computer power than the entire NASA space program 50 years ago in 1969 when two astronauts make it to the moon? What’s more, smart phones have surpassed the power of desktops and laptops – their capacity allows them to perform just like personal computers.

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Right now, you’re running a variety of applications on your PC for personal and professional use – highly secure, all at the same time, never sensing a separation between your personal life and your business life. Your mobile phone is capable of this new standard operating procedure.

Say, for instance, you’re a new employee and an iPhone user. Chances are, you want access to your work email, company files and proprietary corporate applications from your personal iPhone – so you can work from anywhere – while using your smart phone for personal business. You also don’t want your business mode to interfere with your personal mode, and vice versa.

Most enterprises will give their employees mobile access to company data. Now, all of a sudden, that important data lives on your personal mobile device. Say, for instance, you lose your smartphone, it is stolen or you are terminated from the organization. That valuable corporate data? It’s still sitting on that device. For an enterprise, this is where mobile device management can save the day.

How Do Companies Benefit from Mobile Device Management?

The people who lead and work for corporations and other business in the digital age prefer to use one mobile device that houses corporate information right next to personal information rather than fall back to the days of Blackberries for work and a cell phone for personal business. For enterprises to control and secure the company information they share with employees and staff, especially if a device is lost or compromised, they use mobile device management.

Mobile device management is a way to virtually wipe highly secure corporate data off of a mobile device, whether a smart phone, tablet or laptop, so the people who are not supposed to see that information don’t have the access. Mobile device management controls a virtual corporate side of that mobile device in a highly secure way without compromising the end user’s personal privacy.

Mobile device management is not one application. An IT managed services provider like ATSG can push whatever application you choose from a corporate perspective to give access to, retract permission from, add or eliminate an application, if your employees need it on the road or it needs to be restricted for any reason. If an employee loses their phone, we can wipe it remotely on a per device basis. Immediately.

Mobile device management makes BYOD possible both from a corporate security perspective and from an end-user experience perspective.

What is ATSG’s Mobile Device Management Solution Like?

ATSG’s offers a highly secure as-a-service solution to providing your enterprise with increased mobility and flexibility, so employees can work from anywhere with any device:

  • Rapidly deploys consistent desktops for all employees as well as secure mobile devices or BYOD
  • Provides excellent end user experience by making secure use of personal devices
  • Reduces security vulnerabilities associated with lost or stolen devices to gain better control of business data
  • Simplifies disaster recovery strategies with devices in a secure cloud
  • Delivers consistent desktop images, centralized management and tremendous time savings

ATSG – Transforming the customer experience through tech-enabled managed services

Today’s choices for mobility, cloud, infrastructure, communications, applications and operations are mission-critical for small, mid-sized and large enterprises. ATSG is leading the transformation into Technology Solutions as a Service with our tech-enabled managed services portfolio and a commitment to digital innovation, delivery excellence and client intimacy. Recognized by industry leaders and industry-leading publications, ATSG has 25 years of operating history delivering exceptional client experiences that directly result in competitive advantage, cost-saving efficiencies, growth and tangible business results. Visit ATSG.net and call 1.914.517.2919 or visit one of our five NY Tri-State locations today for more information.