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AirWatch Mobile Security Management Covers All the Bases
January 04, 2013
Mobile security management matters more today than ever as professionals everywhere are bringing their own devices to their jobs. The strategy is expected to grow as this trend is steadily on the rise and new devices are entering the market and accessing the corporate network.
With about 45 percent of American adults owning smartphones and the tablet computer industry growing by 50 percent in one year, any company without a mobile security management directive will be unprepared, as well as at risk of network breaches and even competitive dominance.
AirWatch (News - Alert), a company that provides enterprise-grade mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management solutions, has a mobile security management solution that clients can use via the cloud or on-premise. A recent AirWatch video explores what the company’s solutions can do in an increasingly mobile environment.
The innovative solution from AirWatch is built on a robust platform that allows for total integration with enterprise systems. This approach ensures companies can maximize their mobile infrastructure investments. The integration features engineered at AirWatch provide a seamless integration that saves time and money.
Whether the enterprise prefers the cloud or on-premise solutions, AirWatch is compatible with both, offering directory services that manage follow the existing corporate structure to manage devices. With the end-to-end security offered by AirWatch’s mobile security solution, users can be authenticated with a basic or director-based authentication system. At the same time, the solution allows for enrollment restrictions to be built into the process, ensuring that companies can block users or devices. This level of control provides administration with the right tools to protect the network and other users.
Company information carried on mobile devices is a significant liability, which is why AirWatch built in a GPS location tracking option to help recover devices. In situations where the device cannot be found, information can be remotely wiped clean so that the sensitive information doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
AirWatch allows users to share information from device to device without fear of being compromised. The industry standard 256-bit SSL encrypted connections allow for secure transfer of document information. The solution enables configuration of sharing options so that only certain information can be shared on certain devices.
E-mail security is also a major aspect of mobile security management and AirWatch has a solution for that as well. The secure e-mail gateway from AirWatch offers a high level of security as well as visibility. Many companies have rules about third-party applications on mobile devices and AirWatch offers an extra layer of security with a restriction setting that not only stops users from exporting and e-mailing various attachments, it can also reduce risks from incoming attachments from third-parties.
Users can easily configure their network settings and provision device profiles with AirWatch’s mobile security management solution. As more mobile devices enter the corporate mix and users perform more of day-to-day work activities on their mobile devices, solutions like those provided by AirWatch will be an integral part of the mobile security management program.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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