MSP TODAY NEWS

Infonetics Research Finds 'Rogue Devices' a Major Factor in Mobile Device Security Adoption

By Rory Lidstone

The trend of BYOD (bring your own device) has grown steadily in popularity in recent years due to the benefits it offers in terms of employee productivity, as well as the fact that many companies believe they would be at a competitive disadvantage without it. However, there are still disadvantages to BYOD, with the primary concern being security, which usually leads to the deployment of mobile device security.

Infonetics Research addressed the rising use of mobile device security in its 2013 Mobile Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey. This report examines enterprises' plans for deploying mobile device security solutions in addition to detailing their thoughts on leading mobile security vendors.

Excerpts of the survey, released today, indicate that one of the most common reasons for deploying mobile device security is to manage and secure rogue devices connected by users, according to 72 percent of respondents. Meanwhile, a little over 75 percent of respondents have already purchased or are considering purchasing a cloud-based or hybrid cloud/client-based mobile security solution, driven largely by cost.

About one third of the enterprises surveyed by Infonetics currently allow the use of employee-owned devices — namely iPads, iPhones, and Android smartphones and tablets — on their networks.

“For many IT organizations, there’s an immediate need to do something about the mobile device security problem because like it or not, a new wave of mobile devices is being connected to corporate networks, and companies are looking to lock down these devices and control which apps they can use,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research, in a statement.

“We believe that SSL VPNs will become a cornerstone of many enterprise mobile device security strategies moving forward because they solve an immediate connection security requirement, are familiar and easy to use, often free, and will likely support additional security and control functions,” Wilson added.

The report also stated that around one million malicious or high-risk Android apps are expected this year, while nearly all enterprises are expected to experience "significant device security incidents" before 2015.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

Contributing Writer

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Home Automation Will Increase in Popularity in the Next Decade

By: Special Guest    6/25/2019

Smart homes and home automation have been the subject of science fiction stories for decades.

Read More

Swift Sensors IoT Solution Set to Protect Rare and Valuable Museum Exhibits

By: Arti Loftus    5/29/2019

A lot of museums around the world are located in old buildings which may be subject to drafts, warm or cold areas of uneven heating, many of the build…

Read More

Safer, Smarter Public Venues: Powering Dr. Phillips Center

By: Shrey Fadia    5/29/2019

Siemens recently demonstrated its role as a technology partner for the Dr. Phillips Center on Orlando, where Siemens helps with safety issues and othe…

Read More

Jacksonville Jaguars Bring Game Day to a New Level with Siemens

By: Shrey Fadia    5/29/2019

Technology today is increasingly embedded into public venues, as part of Smart City projects, Smart Transportation and Smart Factory projects, and now…

Read More

Resilient Cites: Orlando's Most Exciting Ride

By: Shrey Fadia    5/28/2019

Siemens featured Orlando in their their flagship U.S. technology and innovation conference held recently in Orlando (Spotlight on Innovation 2019).

Read More