CTOlabs.com, a subsidiary of the technology research, consulting and services firm Crucial Point LLC and a peer site of CTOvision.com, has just published a white paper highlighting the contributions of Integrity Verification and Compliance Assurance to enabling trusted mobile computing. This paper, which focuses on the integrity verification and compliance assurance capabilities of Fixmo, includes lessons learned relevant to enhancing security and reducing risk for your enterprise.
This paper, titled “Enabling Trusted Mobile Computing“, provides context, use-cases and helpful information which can help in your efforts to achieve the benefits of mobility for your workforce.
From the paper:
The use of mobile devices within government and industry is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace. Only a few years ago, “enterprise mobility” meant “wireless email on BlackBerry”. Today, organizations are embracing the latest iOS and Android devices and are constantly waiting to find out “what’s next”. Tablets and the iPad are revolutionizing the way field employees and knowledge workers do their jobs. And mobile apps are everywhere, on every device, and are used for both personal entertainment and business productivity. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach has also spread through government and industry with the promise of increased employee satisfaction and productivity as well as potential cost savings and organizational efficiencies.
Security policies and safeguards have not kept pace with the growth in mobility for the enterprise, resulting in rising mobile risk. A recent survey by Trend Micro found that nearly half of all companies allowing BYOD experienced data or security breaches due to employee devices accessing corporate networks. Because employee devices can carry malware, access insecure networks, track their owners, and even surreptitiously record conversations and take photos if tampered with, ensuring device integrity is now a necessity in the modern workplace. Fortunately, there is a solution that is specifically designed to monitor and maintain system integrity while still enabling choice of device and applications. Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services provides leading integrity monitoring, tamper detection, jailbreak detection, and policy verification to ensure that mobile devices and applications start and remain in a known trusted state.
Download the paper at: “Enabling Trusted Mobile Computing”