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The trend of mobility as a service is becoming quite popular as enterprises turn to established carriers such as Verizon or Vodafone and sign up for managed services, including mobile device management, mobile security and application security. With no capital expense required, mobility-as-a-service offerings are becoming much more prevalent and a viable option for organizations that want to mobilize the workforce, but do not have the internal resources available to support them.

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As the number of smartphones capable of accessing enterprise resources increases, it’s important to remember that smartphones operate more like a computer than a phone.  Smartphones work so well as a portable office because they have the capability to browse the Internet.  That capability means your employees are at risk for viruses and other security breaches, so IT staff need to be just as vigilant with company-issued phones accessing the network as they are with computers.

We’ve put together this list of vulnerabilities inherent in the current generation of mobile devices, and then outlined the elements necessary to patch those security gaps.

The IT Business Edge Knowledge Network also provides several resources for establishing guidelines for mobile device use within the enterprise.


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