MCLEAN, Va. -- This holiday season, Trust Digital - the leading provider of enterprise smartphone security management software offers Enterprise IT departments helpful tips to prepare and protect the corporate network without being viewed as the holiday grinch. With the gift giving time upon us, lots of workers who think theyve been very good will want to use their slick new mobile devices on the job.
Stocking Stuffer -- or Network Liability?
This year, more smartphones will be sold for the holidays than ever before. Worldwide smartphone sales now exceed laptop sales according to a new research report from In-Stat. The market research firm forecasts smartphone sales to grow by more than 30% annually over the next five years.
At the same time, personal smartphones are increasingly serving double duty as work phones. As IT managers come back to work after the New Year, their holiday cheer will be tested by waves of new smartphones trying to access the corporate network.
Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season and the frenzy is around the latest and greatest mobile devices. Increasingly they are being used, and viewed as, the $79 PC, said Dan Dearing, vice president of product management and marketing at Trust Digital. IT administrators could have a big headache on their hands as these devices try to access the network if theres not an infrastructure in place to create secure policies, protect company data and block unwanted users.