Many businesses are becoming increasingly concerned that information held on mobile devices such as laptops can be lost or easily accessed. This is why they will often look for a good quality mobile data protection system in order to prevent these issues from occurring.
Several surveys have been carried out in one where 200 companies were spoken to not just in the USA, but also in the UK and Europe, 12 of these companies reported that information on their mobile devices had either been misused or loss. Plus a large percentage of the companies that took part in the survey were worried that the leaking of vital data would increase over the next few years.
This is why you will find that many businesses today have various data protection systems in place both for the PC’s that are within the confines of the business and the mobile ones. They will often include various different access control devices on to their hardware which should hopefully prevent others from being able to gain access to the information held within. The kinds of features that they will include within their protection systems include the following:-
1. Access Control Lists 2. Allowing Access to Permitted Personnel Only through a certain set of definitions they have come up with. 3. Encryption of all data that is essential and of high importance. 4. Firewalls which prevent others from outside being able to gain access through hacking.
But very few forget that most of the access gained to their company’s information is being achieved through electronic access, whether it be accidental or predetermined. So now there are companies which have come up with products which have been designed to help stock data leaks in the businesses network from occurring.
Therefore if you do use any kind of laptop or other mobile device as part of your regular business it is essential that you get a good mobile data protection system installed. Look for those which in the initial stages are able to monitor and then detect if anything untoward has been able to gain access to the device and therefore the data contained within.
This is why you will find that all the major manufacturers of mobile devices such as HP (Hewlett Packard), Sony, Dell and Apple will ensure that they have a good mobile data protection system installed prior to sale. Plus all these companies will constantly test the systems they have installed on their mobile devices to ensure that they work effectively and therefore help to protect the data that you install on them securely. Plus once a mobile device is connected to a network within the business they will often automatically send a back up version of the data held within to a location on the server where it can easily be retrieved.