Archive for December, 2012
Currently, there are 77 million BlackBerry devices in use worldwide. Their popularity is so high, in fact, that people commonly refer to them as CrackBerry devices because users, including our current president, are so addicted to them. Not many consumers use BlackBerry devices today unless they are for work, since these devices are more specifically geared toward business professionals and not those wanting to play games or send pictures on them. Normally, BlackBerry devices are considered the gold standard in business, while iOS and Android platform are more for sending pictures and such.
People use their BlackBerry phones to check email remotely and generally to do business from anywhere on the planet, with about 70 percent of those people checking their emails after business hours while they are home or on the road. However, not much is known by the average user about how protected that information is. Thus, for virtually every device in use today formal BlackBerry mobile device management, or MDM, policies and software are vital.
Another reason BlackBerry mobile device management protocols are so crucial today is that by 2015 more than half of all smartphones will be owned by employees. Thus, companies have little control over how their employees use their devices for work and personal purposes. But with a BlackBerry mobile device management protocol that includes a formal Bes security policy, they can both know about the information passed along through these devices and they can more importantly protect that information from getting where it should not go.
With a BlackBerry mobile device management system and Bes policy in place, companies can exert more control over these devices. They do not own them and so they will never have 100 percent control, but because employees are using their devices for work reasons and those outside of work, they can become more compromised. With a good BlackBerry mobile device management system, this information is encrypted and protected with additional layers of support to keep hackers out.
With a BlackBerry mobile device management, companies also get the chance to update their employees network information and security measures through one system rather than through having to update each employee’s device. This saves tremendous amounts of time and works far more effectively than requiring employees to turn over their devices temporarily to have them updated and further protected. One system can do it all across a company’s entire network.