The Seven Security Habits of Highly Successful Mobile IT Administrators - Slide 3

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IT administrators must be allowed to set and manage security policies at the application level, as well as at the device level. For example, implementing complex password policies at the application level provides a less-intrusive user experience while ensuring corporate security. Device-level encryption cannot address risky behavior that occurs within applications themselves — when users inadvertently share corporate data through third-party apps and cloud services. Even when phones are provisioned through an MDM solution, administrators simply have no control of security at the app level. By providing security and control at both app and device levels, IT can further reduce the risk of data loss.

Let's face it: IT administrators in America's top corporations have their hands full protecting company information in a world gone mobile. Smartphones, and the smart employees who use them, can often circumvent security procedures, forwarding confidential memos or attachments to other phones or alternate email accounts without consideration for the vulnerability of that information.

Rather than limit access to information, today's IT departments are finding new ways to safeguard the behaviors of their mobile work force — regardless of the devices they choose — and prevent data loss or leakage across their networks. Here are seven habits Good Technology, Inc. has identified for how they do it.

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