How to Create the Best Mobile Device Management Policy

November 1, 2011 No Comments

Many corporations now allow their workers to bring their own devices such as cellphones and tablets to the office. But this can backfire if the appropriate mobile device management (MDM) policies are not properly enacted. As an InformationWeek Analytics 2011 Strategic Security Survey has found, only one in three respondents deploy MDM as part of a comprehensive security policy, a point also noticed by Forrester Research.

Although some organizations have resorted to prohibiting employees’ use of their own devices for work-related activities, the trend line is moving in the opposite direction and a far better plan is to figure out the best MDM policy as soon as possible.

Setting up Your Mobile Device Management Policies

Currently, many companies have not yet set up security policies specific to employee-owned devices, or if they have, the standards are bare-boned and lack the necessary stringency.

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