Fiberlink Contributes to the Cloud Security Alliance's Exploration of Security Issues Surrounding BYOD
New Report Identifies 17 Components of Effective Mobile Device Management and Offers Comprehensive Cloud-Ready Strategies for Businesses of Any Size
BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberlink, the leader in cloud-based solutions for secure mobile device and application management, today announced its role in the launch of Mobile Device Management : Key Components, V1.0, a new report that identifies key mobile device security considerations for enterprises. The paper was released by the Mobile Working Group division of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and includes expertise from several industry experts including David Lingenfelter, Fiberlink's information security officer and co-chair of the Mobile Working Group.
The report outlines the key elements of mobile device management for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and company-owned devices. It provides a framework for businesses that want to understand the latest mobile management strategies and update their current policies. The report comes at a critical time for mobile cloud technology as the European Union gears up for a major cloud strategy announcement this week and companies across the globe are making the shift to cloud computing at record rates.
"Mobile devices are integrated with day-to-day business on a level we've never seen before," said David Lingenfelter. "Combine that with an overall shift toward cloud computing, and you've got an ideal environment for two technologies to revolutionize the workplace. The paper offers relevant content for everyone, whether you're new to Mobile Device Management (MDM) or just need a refresher on the latest practices. The paper also explores all aspects of mobile computing to help ensure a more secure and safe computing environment for everyone."
A sampling of key MDM components highlighted in the paper includes:
- Risk Management
- Device Diversity/Degree of Freedom
- Configuration Management
- Software Distribution
- Enterprise AppStore
- Content Library
David Lingenfelter also contributed expertise to The Cloud Control Matrix (CCM), another Cloud Security Alliance resource that provides a reference of standards and guidance for users to understand what they should expect from their cloud service provider. The full matrix can be found here and is continuously updated with the latest controls and requirements. As an active member in the Cloud Security Alliance and Mobile Working Group, Fiberlink will continue to support its mission to promote the use of best practices for secure mobile endpoint management from a cloud-centric vantage point.
Fiberlink is the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile device and application management. Its cloud-based MaaS360 platform provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets, and laptops. MaaS360 helps companies monitor the expanding suite of mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. Named by Network World as the Clear Choice Test winner for mobile device management solutions, MaaS360 is used to manage and secure more than one million endpoints globally. For more information, please visit http://www.maas360.com.
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