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Introduction

Mobile workers present businesses with many new opportunities, but securing this workforce is a challenge. This report looks at some of the solutions and practices businesses must embrace in securing a more flexible workforce.

Highlights

  • Mobility should be viewed as a key element of any business cybersecurity strategy as it is an issue that impacts most, if not all business functions, therefore everyone has a role to play in managing it.
  • Mobile security should be considered and managed as part of a broader business approach and strategy around cybersecurity.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about the trends impacting mobile security within enterprises.
  • This report discusses the important solutions and services helping businesses manage mobile security.

Key questions answered

  • How are service providers supporting enterprises in securing the mobile workforce?
  • What are the common security technologies that businesses are turning to for mobile security?
  • What are the common mobile-focused threats businesses face and how can these be mitigated?
  • Why it is important that businesses focus on more than just the technology when it comes to mobile security.

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors
  • Recommendations for communication service providers

The enterprise needs to keep its head above water in the sea of mobile security risks

  • Mobile and connected technology ecosystems bring new security challenges and opportunities
  • It's not just the device that is under threat
  • Striking a balance between user empowerment and robust security is one of the biggest hurdles

Service providers can help businesses plug gaps in security capability

  • Mobile security must be considered as part of a broader business cybersecurity approach
  • Security is a key portfolio capability for service providers
  • Broader business cybersecurity capabilities and expertise is a compelling differentiator for service providers
  • Service providers should support businesses in dealing with the skills shortage
  • Managed detection and response services are a compelling security proposition
  • Mobile policy development and management is an area of growing importance that service providers can help with

Cutting through the acronyms: helping businesses make sense of mobile security technologies

  • Defining the mobile security management technology market
  • How are mobile security management technologies evolving?
  • Forecasting the mobile security management opportunity
  • UEM tools are a vital element in helping businesses manage and secure mobility
  • Automation and ML capabilities have a vital role to play in managing mobile security
  • Unmanaged devices and BYOD are not as big a headache as they once were
  • Securing mobile applications
  • A digital workspace platform aggregates siloed capabilities

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author