Controlling Mobile Devices Reduces Data Loss

Posted Sep 14, 2010 4:48:48 PM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

Lock on ChainsA recent study by Osterman Research found that data breaches associated with social media, video sharing and blogs are on the rise. Email still continues to be the principal source of data-loss risk, with 35% of businesses having investigated a leak of confidential or sensitive information via email in the past year. But more and more companies are investigating information being sent via social media and disciplining employees for these types of violations. While creating acceptable use policies or banning the use of social media sites on the job may be the first step, solutions that lockdown devices and only allow access to specific applications ensure compliance. Controlling mobile devices in the field reduces the risk of data loss and increases productivity and efficiency of employees. With the ability to set access policies you have complete control over the functionality of devices no matter where your employees may be.


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