This IDC Financial Insights report examines the compelling need for enterprise mobile security, especially given that mobile banking, payments, and wealth management schemes are poised for massive growth. It also discusses core measures for enterprises to boost mobile security, including mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), and how end-user education still triumphs when it comes to information security.
This document concludes with projections for enterprise mobile security spending for 2012–2016 and essential guidance for mobile security vendors as the arms race between cybercriminals and information security protectors within the mobile arena intensifies.
The meteoric rise in the smartphone market and the acceptance of the use of these modern form factors for business are creating a dangerous vulnerability in smartphone security and forcing enterprises to sit up and rethink their security and defense mechanisms.
"Increasing accessibility to devices with high-level mobile operating systems and the consumerization of IT are exposing sensitive corporate data even as security measures come up short," comments Li-May Chew, CFA, associate director for IDC Financial Insights' Asia/Pacific Financial Advisory Service.
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