Employees nowadays expect easy and instant access to company information and perform work-related tasks using their own device (BYOD) available, wherever they may be. While you might think that this concept is new, employees’ years back does this thing for a fact. Mobility helps a lot in business operations. Consumerization of IT maximizes the capabilities of mobility and empowers users.
However, when an employee leaves the company, they do not have to give back the device, so company applications and other data may still be present on their device. This can lead to some company data being unsecure. There are also certain compliance regulations that businesses have to follow, such as HIPPA or GLBA, which are difficult to enforce when a device is not owned by the company.
The business benefits of mobility are enormous and so as the security challenges posed by working on mobile devices. Unpredicted scenarios like lost and stolen devices to critical documents ending up in the wrong hands can bring risks to your business.
With Enterprise Mobility Suite or EMS, it can protect corporate information with remote data and application control. IT can access managed mobile devices to remove corporate data and applications in the event that the device is lost, stolen or retired from use.