MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and Dubai (Gartner Symposium Dubai) — May 19, 2015 — According to new data from a global snapshot survey from SOTI Inc.,the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy management,more than 60 percent of enterprises have experienced a data breach or loss of data. Employees surveyed in the study admit to engaging in mobile device usage behaviors that puts their business’ data at risk. More than 73 percent of consumers accessed corporate data from a free or public Wi-Fi connection; nearly 65 percent of consumers forwarded a work document or file to personal email address; and nearly 65 percent used consumer cloud storage such as DropBox, Google Drive or SkyDrive for work files.
SOTI announced the results of the global snapshot to showcase the disconnect between a business’ best efforts to protect its data and the common mobile workforce behaviors that post a significant risk to the company. SOTI polled IT and security experts separately from consumers to gauge the actions and attitude toward corporate security and data protection. Full analysis and statistics are available on the SOTI blog. Highlights from the snapshot include:
“Ignorance is not a strategy. IT and employees need to work together to forge secure mobile device usage practices regardless of who owns the device,” SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues said. “With the number of connected devices that will increasingly link to corporate networks, IT needs to proactively build their arsenal of defenses to protect from the new frontier of enterprise threats. Part of that arsenal needs to be an understanding of how employees actually utilize their mobile devices and the behaviors they actually engage in that put the business, the network, and corporate data and apps at risk. Being proactive about this now will reduce IT strife in future and allow the business to reap the transformative and financial benefits of mobility and a connected workforce, without the looming threats.”
Full details and analysis of the survey are available on the SOTI blog. For more information on how SOTI can help businesses and mobile device users protect themselves, please visit SOTI.net.
About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with over 14,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI's flagship product, MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable, optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. SOTI extends secure mobility management beyond basic MDM to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices deployed in an organization.
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