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Vulnerability

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    Given the amount of interconnectivity and unchecked access each handset generally has to important personal and company-based information, losing a phone can be devastating.  Most users enjoy the quick, easy access of clicking a few buttons to get to their favorite apps, and never consider that a lost, unsecured phone leaves a plethora of access points wide open to whoever finds the handset.

    Also see: Smartphones that Work for Business
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Vulnerability

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    Given the amount of interconnectivity and unchecked access each handset generally has to important personal and company-based information, losing a phone can be devastating.  Most users enjoy the quick, easy access of clicking a few buttons to get to their favorite apps, and never consider that a lost, unsecured phone leaves a plethora of access points wide open to whoever finds the handset.

    Also see: Smartphones that Work for Business

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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