Popularity of BYOD Highlights Need for Mobile Cloud Security

The explosion of mobile devices in recent times has forced enterprises to tackle security issues as more employees are taking to accessing privileged company resources such as email, file servers and databases with their personal phones and tablets. An earlier report by research firm Gartner indicated that the security concern is increasing with this rapid proliferation with 90% of enterprises having already deployed mobile devices, mainly smart phones and with 86% of enterprises surveyed planning to deploy media tablets this year. These devices are now mature enough to replace many of the roles played by laptops or even traditional workstations. Considering the popularity of personal use tablets and the increasing time that employees spend on these units, it makes sense for enterprises to integrate them under a centralized IT network to save employee time and company resources.

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