The growth of mobile device and mobile apps’ popularity has made mobility as one of the most important aspects in today’s corporate business process. Organizations now understand that it is necessary to provide their business users who expect total flexibility in managing their professional and personal business wherever they are with the latest technology on their device of choice. However, this Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is leaving a significant challenge for organizations to face. The ability to securely and cost-effectively managing the business collaterals on each BYOD devices presents one big question for even the most-advanced companies to solve.
Providing the access to corporate data on each employee hands has shifting the focus of IT team from security lockdown to business enablement. It requires a best-practice strategy for enabling while securing also personal devices at work. Some security policies have to be made to control and prevent the corporate data loss. A comprehensive security platform that can protect corporate data wherever it lives and travels like Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is what the organizations need to survive in applying the BYOD strategy Through an EMM platform, corporate has the advantage to do these activities:
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP) controls. This helps protect against malware threats and consumer services that pull data out of native email, calendar, and contacts.
- Clear separation of work and personal content. This includes app-level authentication to ensure an employee’s email stays locked even if her kids are playing a game on the device.
- Interoperability with other secure apps. With a secure email solution, a user can open links and attachments in a secure browser or a secure viewer.