5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Secure Mobile Devices

Posted by Conquest Solutions on Feb 25, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Mobile devices are a popular trend in the workplace.  These devices are a great way to enhance employee productivity due to convenience.  While mobile devices offer numerous benefits, they also pose significant security risks in the workplace.  Understanding the best ways to keep these devices protected is essential in keeping your information safe and out of the hands of cyber-criminals.

Fortunately, a managed service provider can play a crucial role in maximizing protection for mobile devices in the workplace.  Here are the top five ways an IT service provider like Conquest Solutions can keep your mobile devices secure at all times.

No. 1: Automatically Handle Updates

Keeping each mobile device in the workplace up to date is always an ongoing process.  Many of these updates improve various features while also removing any potential security issues.  Conquest Solutions can automatically manage these updates to maximize protection and avoid potential data breaches due to an easily avoidable security vulnerability.

No. 2: Data Encryption

Cyber-criminals are always looking at various ways to gain access to your confidential data.  One of the most effective ways to keep your information safe and secure is to enable data encryption on your cell phone or tablet.  Data encryption makes it nearly impossible for cyber-criminals to view information without having a unique security key.  This added level of protection plays a key role in keeping your information safe at all times and giving you much needed peace of mind.

No. 3: Multi-Factor Authentication

One of the best ways to maximize security on a mobile device is to enable multi-factor authentication.  You can use multi-factor authentication in various ways, whether you require employees to verify their identity by entering a temporary passcode sent to their email or requiring bio-metric identification.  Conquest Solutions can help you set up multi-factor authentication for each device in the workplace and is always available to offer tech support.

No. 4: Allow Access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Another critical way for Conquest Solutions to protect your mobile device is to give employees access to a virtual private network (VPN).  An unsecured network poses significant security risks that can lead to data breaches.  Employees should always use a VPN for an additional layer of security.  A VPN encrypts your internet connection and protects your mobile device against hackers for maximum security.

No. 5: Remote Lock & Data Wipe

Enabling remote lock and data wipe services is a great idea in keeping devices secure from potential threats.  Conquest Solutions can lock a stolen or misplaced device and erase all of the data from a remote location.  This keeps your data out of the hands of criminals while limiting the impact of a data breach.

Looking at ways to protect mobile devices in the workplace is essential for the security of small businesses.  

Cellphone and tablets are always a prime target for cybercriminals.  Using these tips can keep your data safe and secure at all times. Conquest Solutions gives your business the absolute best protection for mobile devices by managing software updates, encrypting data, allowing multi-factor authentication, utilizing a VPN and enabling remote lock and data wipe services.  

 

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