With an estimated 5 billion mobile phone connections in the world today, it is safe to say that these devices have had a huge impact on our lives. In many ways our lives are recorded on our phones: our friends, family, memories, interests and even work-related activity. If this information falls into the wrong hands the consequences could be devastating.
Users all too often forget to set passwords on their devices, resulting in one in five businesses losing data to mobile device theft.
Device Management: The Risk of Convenience
Many argue that the convenience of mobile devices outweighs the risks involved in integrating them into our daily lives.
A report by the Qatari Ministry of Interior illustrates how mobile device users were being blackmailed by the very same mobile phone service shops where they took their damaged devices for fixing. These outlets extracted personal images and files from the phones, requesting huge amounts of money to prevent exposure in social networking websites.
Consider that 90% of smartphone owners access the same email account on phone and desktop. Once an email account is configured, mobile devices are always logged in, even if rebooted. Attachments are downloaded and corporate data become susceptible to user negligence.
Device Management: Prepare Yourself
In a time when information is king, passwords are the first line of defense against the unauthorized use of a device. The ability to follow your device wherever it goes will keep you updated about its current location and whether it has been stolen or not. If stolen, the ideal solution is to locate it, but if it is completely out of reach make sure you remove all personal and work-related data.
2X has created a solution which does just that. 2X Mobile Device Management is a platform to manage, track and secure up to 5 devices for free! With 2X MDM you can remotely:
- Set a password policy with a complexity of your choice
- Track your devices
- Lock devices with a new password
- Delete specific email accounts including all attachments downloaded
- Remotely wipe your device and associated SDcard.
So what are you waiting for? Stop ignoring the risks and sign up for a free 2X MDM account today!
Device Management – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10569081
Device Management – http://www.moi.gov.qa/site/english/news/2014/08/28/32645.html
Device Management – http://www.emailmonday.com/mobile-email-usage-statistics