Delivering enterprise information securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows tablets and smartphones
Enterprise mobility calls for a new approach to security—one designed for a world where mobile devices, bring-your-own device (BYOD), corporate-owned devices with personal data, cloud apps and public networks used for storing and accessing business data have rendered traditional locked-down perimeters obsolete.
Instead of seeking to protect all the information in the enterprise, including nonsensitive public data, IT should focus on protecting what really matters, sensitive business information like intellectual property and trade secrets, as well as, regulated personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and payment card industry (PCI) information.
This approach calls for the mapping of security measures to user roles and the selective use of a broad range of methods to secure access, control usage, prevent data exfiltration and guard against device tampering—without interfering with data availability. Enterprise mobility management plays a central role in this strategy, with capabilities centered on devices, operating systems, networks, applications, data and policy—but it's equally critical to understand the role of the mobile OS itself.