Mobile Device Security is a combination of strategies and tools that secure mobile devices against security threats. Although mobile security components vary based on each company’s needs, mobile security always involves authenticating users and restricting network access. This is accomplished best with mobile security software.
Today, more than half of all employees use mobile devices for work. Widespread use of mobile devices puts company networks at risk for cyber-attacks.
Every day, businesses are targeted by cyber criminals looking for sensitive data they can use to steal identities and commit fraud. Sometimes cyber criminals use ransomware attacks to extort money from corporations and small businesses. Cyber criminals target mobile devices because users don’t always secure their devices or practice safe habits.
Without strict mobile security, every mobile device that accesses your company network is a liability.
With the popularity of open-source software and libraries, third-party security software is vital.
For example, employers must pay employees for all time worked even if they didn’t ask the employee to perform the work. If an employee checks company email at home or continues working at home after hours, that time must be paid. Ambiguous policies that don’t specifically and explicitly prohibit working after hours can result in a judgment of liability in the court system.
If you need a mobile security solution, we’ve got you covered. Request a free demo of Check Point SandBlast Agent to see how we can protect your mobile devices from cyber-attacks.