News stories pop up daily about companies’ computers being hacked and private company data being spewed on the internet. Most Austin and San Antonio businesses are aware that a risk exists and try to protect their office hardware – desktop computers, laptops and servers – with firewalls, anti-virus software, anti-spy software, complex passwords and more.
This is all well and good, but what about your employees’ smartphones and tablets? Are they protected from being hacked, too?
Chances are that every one of your employees have a smartphone or tablet. These mobile devices, whether employee-owned or company-owned, are vulnerable to attack from malware and viruses just like desktops and laptops. If they connect to your company’s email servers or computer network, then your company’s information is at risk. Despite this security risk, few businesses protect the mobile devices that their employees carry with them everywhere.
As a business owner, don’t forget about network security for smartphones and tablets. The way to protect these mobile devices is with mobile device management (MDM) software. After being installed by an IT support company, it works by managing employees’ tablets and smartphones from a central location. The software secures the confidential data stored on these devices.
If an employee loses his smartphone or tablet, then the device is easily “locked” and its data is no longer accessible. If an employee has a personal smartphone connected to the MDM software and leaves the company, then his phone and its access to company information is simply removed from the system.
Mobile device management software is fairly easy to use and is the next frontier in protecting company data from falling into the wrong hands. If your company’s smartphones and tablets are not secured with MDM software, then your company’s information is at risk. Contact Nerds in a Flash today, we will help you with Mobile Device Management and all of your IT needs.