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Mobile Security Shifts From Devices To Apps

As BYOD presents organizations with an ever increasing number of security challenges, CIOs are examining strategic benefits associated with moving beyond MDM (mobile device management) and controlling the actual devices, to a MAM (mobile application management) focused strategy that enables their users to continue to use their own devices, while protecting enterprise resources, data and applications.

"Cloud-based services can provide myriad security benefits, as many CIOs are realizing. According to Infonetics Research, cloud-based security is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 10.8 percent from 2012 to 2017. Mobile apps that run through the cloud can be better protected, as cloud infrastructures offer enhanced encryption and safer enterprise mobility capabilities" said this article from MaaS360.

This trend speaks to the need to accommodate users of all kinds of devices, in any environment, as mobile devices become more entrenched in our day to day lives. Managing and distributing devices to employees carries challenges associated with scale, and the potential to turn off users who love their personal devices because of the great experience they offer. Enterprises and organizations who are creating security strategies for the mobile world should maximize their efforts and resources by enhancing the security and usability of their applications, instead of controlling the devices they run on.