Mobile devices have introduced a new dimension into life and work. In the last few years, smartphones and other multi-functional mobile devices provide useful working tools that enable users to access business and other data remotely anytime, anywhere. However, recent trends in enterprise mobility have made mobile data security a new challenge for companies.
According to a report from IDC, there were more than 105 million mobile workers present in the US in 2010 alone. The global number will increase to more than 1.3 billion by end of 2015. These numbers clearly show the importance of mobile technology in our lives.
Enterprises usually pay attention to ensuring safety on computer systems such as desktops and laptops, but most of the companies have failed to manage the security of mobile devices that are used by their employees. Many employees either bring their own devices (BYOD) into the workplace or use their business devices for personal use.
It is clear that mobile usage will not decrease in near future. So, businesses need to be proactive in classifying data and should have storage and mobility solutions that could fulfill all security requirements of that data.
To prevent data lose and safeguard enterprise data, Texas-based GlobalSCAPE, Inc. has developed TappIn; a secure content mobility solution with the strong security measures of an EFT Server. This solution enables businesses to access important business data anytime, anyplace and on any device and it doesn’t require businesses to take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the storage of data. TappIn gives you the freedom to choose where information is stored, without limiting mobile access. Data stored on internal servers is just as easily accessed as data stored in the cloud, without incurring the additional security risks of storage outside the firewall
Unlike to other cloud storage solutions like Dropbox, a web-based storage solution that suffered one major security breach last year, Tappin secure content mobility solution enables employees to access secure information through identity, protection and context with right approach to mobile security and management. By providing scalable, secure mobile security and management for smart devices, companies can allow their employees to use their device of choice without putting corporate data at risk.
As the use of mobile devices by your employee’s continues to increase, so does the risk of network security breaches. As a small business, you need to be proactive in protecting your data, backing it up and, in the worst case scenario, have a contingency plan for restoring your data. Taking the right steps and employing a strong security solution can save you lots of time and money and, hopefully, prevent you from ever having to use that contingency plan.