As personal and professional lives become more intertwined, employees are using their own consumer-grade tablets, smartphones and PCs for work – regardless of company policies, said Trend Micro, a global cloud security provider and according to the company, the latest enterprise security solution from Trend Micro will help organisations embrace consumerisation and unlock full business potential.
“The consumerisation of IT carries with it a unique blend of strategic and operational challenges. The lack of a planned approach to consumerisation creates security risk, financial exposure and a management nightmare for IT. Despite these risks, it represents a great opportunity for organisations of all sizes to drive increases in productivity, business agility, and customer and employee satisfaction,” said Rik Ferguson, director of security and research at Trend Micro. “With Mobile Security 7, IT personnel can begin to meet these challenges and allow their companies to take full advantage of the benefits from consumerisation.”
According to the company, Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 for enterprises/businesses extends protection beyond traditional PCs to secure data on a wide range of consumer-grade mobile devices, such as Android devices, iPhones and iPads. With threat prevention, data protection, and mobile device management under a single point of control, Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 enables organisations to protect data, limit data loss incidents and reduce the operational costs of managing employee-owned mobile devices, the company added.
Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 key features include centralised, Single Console Management that features a proven, reliable, and scalable central management framework and allows for managing from a single console the security and configuration of PCs and mobile devices; Mobile Device Management that provides centralised enrollment, provisioning, and de-provisioning for network and application access, an critical visibility into devices and status, enabling IT administrators to take proactive control and reduce the cost of support and Data Protection, a feature that allows remote lock and wipe of corporate data if a device is lost or stolen, permits feature-lock to disable cameras, Bluetooth sets, and SD card readers, and provides device inventory and location tracking.
In addition to which, Mobile Device Security provides malware protection leveraging cloud-based intelligence from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, firewall/IDS, call and message filtering and logging, and enforces passwords when powering-on the device, the company said. Trend Micro also pointed out that Broad Platform Support supplies seamless cross-platform security, regardless of device form factor for Android, iOS, Windows, and Symbian.
Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 is available as a standalone solution for businesses, as plug-in for Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints Light, or as part of the security suites including Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints Advanced, Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints & Mail Servers, Trend Micro Enterprise Security Suite – all of which include Trend Micro OfficeScan as a key component.