Smartphone Lost? Don’t Cry Just Erase Your Data Remotely

The beauty of not storing data on your cell phone, or at the very least having it controlled via a server is that you have control of that data, even if you do not have physical access to it.
Microsoft reminded me that those of you using Microsoft Exchange Online can be at peace knowing that if your smartphone is lost or stolen, whoever gets your smartphone can’t access your data. It has the ability to:

  • Reset your Outlook password online
  • Passwords for mobile phone
  • Automatic lock of phone needing password after X minutes
  • Spam filtering and virus scanning that use multiple engines and cover inbound, outbound, and internal messages
  • Prevent forwarding of voicemail
  • Junk email – block or allow senders directly within a message

Remote wipe is also available to Google Apps users