How do you enable your workforce with mobility while maintaining an acceptable level of security? Is it possible to have both, or are they irreconcilable opposites? Perhaps they were in the past, but today’s technology can offer both without compromise. Samsung Knox’s defense-grade technology, for example, is baked in from the chip up. Today’s mobile security has to be built into hardware and software, and go deeper than just surface-level features.
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Enabling workers with mobile tools need not come at the expense of corporate oversight. Cloud-based EMM systems let you maintain a degree of control over the business use of devices. Administrators can restrict the apps that can be used with corporate data, or track the device location. Knox Manage , for example, has 280 policies including whitelisting and blacklisting apps and websites, to prevent unintended data leaks5.
Keeping sensitive corporate data on as few devices as possible is generally a good idea, lessening possible breach points. Privacy issues that arise from keeping both corporate and personal data on the same device are alleviated with containerization (a key component of Samsung Knox), which segregates these two classes of data. What’s personal is kept personal, and company data is safe, satisfying both employer and employee.
Today’s security goes much further than just password-protection. Facial recognition, fingerprint and iris ID, for example, offer additional layers of safety, making it more difficult for sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands.