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Top Five Mobile-Device Security Protections

By Rich Campagna, Subbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan, Mark Bauhaus

Part of Mobile Device Security For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you form a mobile-device security plan before or after your organization distributes the devices, you need to know the most important security protections to implement:

  • A well-defined mobile device security policy

  • A mobile device management (MDM) solution that enables you to control the configuration of employee devices to ensure that they are in compliance with your policies

  • Protection against malware and other threats to mobile devices via an endpoint security solution

  • Protection of data in transit via a VPN (IPSec VPN or SSL VPN) that supports the mobile devices in your enterprise

  • A strong authentication solution rather than static usernames and passwords