MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds
When restrictive IT policies push employees to personal smartphone apps to share corporate data, the security of that information is at risk. On Wednesday, MobileIron will release an update to its Content Security Service that seeks to plug that hole.
One report suggests two out of every five U.S. workers turns to consumer apps on their phones when doing business, partly because of familiarity and partly because they often are a quick way to get work done. But that can mean corporate data ends up on systems that aren’t under the control of the company—a potential security risk should the employee get hacked, leave their job, or simply be careless.