With the preponderance of mobile devices in the federal workplace, whether agencies have a BYOD (bring your own device) or no set policy at all, control and security of both data and devices has become a paramount concern. In our white paper, Three Wire Systems’ Top 5 Reasons To Embark on a Mobility Solution, control and security tops our list. Here’s a preview of what Three Wire’s mobility experts have to say:
Federal employees are already using personal mobile devices whether your agency provides them, has a BYOD (bring your own device) policy, or has no set mobile policy at all. Without regulation and security implementation, your agency has no control over the data being accessed or the manner in which it is accessed. Because the use of mobile devices, particularly tablets, will only increase, steps to secure and control data need to be taken proactively.
According to Nielson, the average smartphone has 41 apps installed, the average tablet 60. In a mobile environment it’s important to keep agency data and information separate from the user’s personal data and information. Agency-specific apps and agency app stores can help with this, as can mobile container solutions. Use of cloud and cellular networks for communication and storage can also pose security risks that must be contained. Data must be secure not only on each device but during its transmission among devices and between servers.
In order to avoid the media circus that will be sure to arise if and when any problems occur agencies need to ensure their assets are contained and secure. The best way to do this is by deploying a complete mobile device management, applications management, and security solution.
Three Wire offers agencies control and security solutions from partners like App47 and Bitzer Mobile as part of our complete mobility solution set. To find out more, click here; our free white paper can be downloaded here.