You may not think much about managing mobile data, but if your business routinely transmits sensitive data over the Internet, you should. Today, businesses of all types are using the Internet as a tool to drive their sales and marketing processes, but they don’t often consider the threats that come in when they use it for productivity. Today, we will go over what a Mobile Information Management solution is, and how to leverage it for your business.
Mobile Information Management (MIM) is a security strategy that keeps sensitive data encrypted regardless of what mobile platform is used to disseminate it. It does this by only allowing approved applications access to the information. Often deployed in enterprise situations, smaller businesses may need to alter their expectations of the system to ensure that it falls inside their budget constraints.
The main draw is extending the breadth of your organization’s security for mobile. Since more is done on mobile devices than ever before, having a strategy in place that works to standardize access to data can work wonders in keeping sensitive information from being intercepted or stolen outright.
Mobile Information Management is typically just a part of an overarching mobile security policy. Working with your mobile device management policy, and a dedicated mobile application management policy, MIM adds an additional layer of security that isn’t typically considered, but is needed to protect your endpoints and sensitive data.
To control your company’s security information that is transmitted over mobile platforms you need to adhere to solid data practices that include:
Mobile data can be some of the most useful data, but if it isn’t secured, it can be a real problem. Call our IT consultants today to talk about how we can help you secure your mobile data systems at 301-571-5040.
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