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To Stay Competitive, Today's Businesses Must Have Mobile Security Management
October 04, 2011
According to the experts at Amtel, there over 60 types of BlackBerrys, over 40 types of Android (News - Alert)-based phones from six separate manufacturers, with an additional new iPhone model coming out each year beginning in 2007. That’s a lot of mobile devices.
How can organizations find a way to manage their business operations on all these devices, especially with employees working remotely and transferring confidential data amongst them? Mobile security management is the necessary solution to this question that is increasingly plaguing the minds of business decision makers across the globe.
The query is no longer, “Should I explore mobile security management systems for my business?” but rather, “Which kind of mobile security management system should I select for my business?” With the recent veritable explosion of mobile devices being used in the enterprise, including tablets, the need for mobile device security systems is more pressing than ever.
In a white paper from Amtel (News - Alert), the company’s thought leaders expound upon this notion, “the world of business communications is on a one-way path towards mobility solutions that bring with [it] a wide variety of security issues, but the flexibility and productivity gains that come with mobile communications and data access cannot be dismissed by any enterprise that wants to remain competitive.”
Mobile device security solutions provide enterprises with this ability to remain competitive by harnessing the broad scope of the mobile network and ensuring against data loss, infiltration, security breaches and malware attacks. By giving organizations the “muscle” to remotely control security settings, Amtel’s mobile security management solution allows for monitoring from all levels of the mobile network while keeping down costs.
With the mobile device market growing at a stunning rate, costly fees associated with unbridled telecom networks can seriously impact a company’s ability to stay within budget. Mobile security management systems can help businesses get grasps on not only how to protect their own data, but how to do so in a way to keep international roaming charges, directory assistance, and international calling rate fees at the lowest possible amounts.
Ultimately, the business that does not jump on the mobile security management bandwagon is the business that gets left behind. The need for the solution is here, the providers are here, it’s simply a matter of choosing which mobile device security solution is best for you.
Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.
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