Are you ready for BYOD? IBM can help!
Melissa Stevens 270005B76W MELISSAS@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  endpoint-manager ibmsecurity byod mobile-security ibm-security security
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This post was written by Perry Swenson, Segment Manager for IBM Security.
Adoption of new technology has historically started within IT, and then slowly made its way to consumers. But mobile technologies have reversed that pattern. All types of organizations are now trying to rapidly understand how to support the influx of mobile devices that employees want to use to access business applications and resources.
A big challenge is determining how to manage and mitigate the risks associated with mobile interactions. Security for mobile devices can be significantly different from security for traditional endpoints, because the mobile devices themselves are different.
To help organizations meet this challenge, IBM has developed a portfolio of mobile security solutions that span the users, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM capabilities emphasize an adaptive approach to security that can also help organizations drive down the costs of securing a mobile environment.
One of the solutions within the IBM portfolio is IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices. This solution helps provide visibility across the organization while safeguarding data. It provides visibility by discovering which mobile devices are connected to the network, and then capturing details for each device.
It safeguards data in several ways, including detecting security threats, and then automatically taking countermeasures. It can selectively wipe organizational data when a device is lost or stolen, and it can enforce organizational security best practices, such as password policies. IBM Endpoint Manager can also automatically identify a non-compliant mobile device, and disable access to organizational resources until corrective actions are implemented.
And for your IT staff, a key benefit is being able to use IBM Endpoint Manager as a single solution to manage and secure all endpoints, including desktops, laptops and servers, in addition to your mobile devices.
To learn more about how IBM can help your organization control and secure mobile devices, please visit us here.
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