5 Steps To Secure Mobile Data

    Date08 Nov 2002
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Mobile and wireless technology is revolutionizing how businesses use and profit from information. Employees outfitted with mobile devices, such as laptops and PDAs, can access valuable enterprise information when they're away from the office, which improves productivity, streamlines operations, and creates . . . Mobile and wireless technology is revolutionizing how businesses use and profit from information. Employees outfitted with mobile devices, such as laptops and PDAs, can access valuable enterprise information when they're away from the office, which improves productivity, streamlines operations, and creates new revenue sources. But security is lacking.

    While mobility is a competitive advantage, it means your data can travel beyond your secure LAN firewall and over public networks. Your security strategy needs to address the managing and securing of pervasive mobile data from end to end: whether it's stored on a mobile device, traveling over a wired or wireless network, or being sent back to the enterprise.

    Organizations need to carefully consider mobile data security as a part of their mobile application development plans and work carefully with technology vendors that offer a complete security infrastructure for protecting mobile data, wherever that data may be. You should consider these five mobile security issues when developing and implementing mobile business solutions:

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