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  • Writer's pictureNisarg Naik

Mobile Data Management- What, Why, and How

A business owner has a lot on their plate, so some things are bound to miss out. As mobile devices are now used to conduct office work, data breaches are more likely than ever. But managing that the data coming in and going out is secure from the attackers might not make the list of considerations that need to be immediately addressed by a business owner.

Maintaining strict data security at the mobile end of your business is very important, and Mobile Information Management (MIM) can help with it.

What is Mobile Information Management?

Mobile devices are common at workplaces, and a lot of corporate data is sent from and received on mobile. Hence, there needs to be a strategy to keep the most sensitive of it from being stolen or lost. A MIM or mobile information management platform is that security strategy. It allows an organization to keep its most sensitive data protected and encrypted. MIM is general in the enterprise space; smaller businesses also are now expressing interest in adopting such a system. Of course, to adopt such a system they may need to lie up to their expectations with their budgets.

Mobile management platforms are beneficial as they can expand upon your organization’s security. A mobile information management strategy is not an all-in-one security solution, but just a portion of an organization’s policy on mobile security. Mobile information management works alongside mobile device management and mobile application management policies. It adds a protective layer of security to protect the organization’s endpoints and critical data.

How to upgrade mobile security?

There are a variety of ways in which you can keep your data safe while using mobile devices, including:

  1. Create a Backup It should not come as news that mobile data is the first target of an attacker. The types of such incidents are more than you can count whether you’re referring to phishing attempts or ransomware infections, or some other insidious activities, the commonality is that they regularly put data at significant risk. Backing up your data prevents the risk of data loss in the case of an attack.

  2. Mobile device management A business owner must be capable of properly administering and managing the company data on mobile devices. That is exactly what a mobile device management solution is for. It can assist you in doing whatever you deem appropriate for your company, from controlling access and managing your data and applications to monitoring your company’s mobile applications. MDM solutions can be a huge asset to a company.

  3. Restrictions and limitations You must be able to control your data completely. Control comes from the capability to put restrictions on its usage and access. By putting caps and limits on who in your company can access which data, through what applications, you can limit the chances of a data breach to a greater extent.

  4. Security audits The better control you have over the operations of your security solutions, the more effectively they will be able to function.

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