In this webinar we discussed the future of mobile application security in the enterprise?
Smart phones, tablets and even e-readers are now seen as security problems for an enterprise by some IT organizations. Applying MDM — aka mobile device management — has been the response of IT to handle devices, but this approach is lacking, especially as BYOD (bring your own device) has become the primary source of devices in companies. And, as “apps” have proliferated, the apps and data are becoming the engine of user empowerment and ROI — and risk.
Users are not accepting the restrictions MDM places on their use of the phone, especially when the user actually owns the device. And if the user leaves, IT may wipe the device, personal data and all. Mobile Application Management (MAM) promise a solution that keeps enterprise apps and data separate and secure. Other approaches are coming in the future as well. Virtualization promises that one phone can run two VMs, one personal and one business. There are containers and sandboxed apps. Ultimately, different approaches to application development and management could solve the puzzle of protecting confidential data while keeping individuals productive. What approach will win out?