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Securing Mobile Devices and Building Trust

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Securing Mobile Devices, Building Trust

Many businesses have addressed the need to enable workers to access business resources and data from their mobile devices. Allowing access from these portable, often untrusted computing devices, typically owned by the employee (i.e. BYOD), compelled many businesses to put in place a mobile device management (MDM) solution, or its more capable successors enterprise mobility management (EMM) and unified endpoint management (UEM).

But even with an EMM/UEM solution in place, attackers quickly identified the mobile device as an easy target. They found mobile users to be more distracted and less discerning when using their devices, which makes them easy to fool into doing careless and downright reckless things. The mobile device itself provides multiple new vectors of attack that can be exploited to gain unauthorized access to data on the device, or as an entry point to remote resources and data.

As most EMMs/UEMs do not actively scan for mobile-related threats like malicious apps, vulnerable operating systems, network-based attacks, or protect users against phishing and other social engineering attacks, businesses are rolling mobile security solutions to provide this missing layer of protection.
This guide discusses the full breadth of considerations when evaluating a mobile security solution for your business.