Mobile data protection (MDP) systems attempt to protect business data privacy, comply with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements, and create structure for audits.
Vendors are beginning to provide solid solutions to help address endpoint security. But there’s no silver bullet – a multi-layered data protection strategy continues to be the best approach.
MDP software should provide centralized management, policy administration, monitoring, analytics, and reporting that delivers a complete view of an enterprise’s security posture.
A strong data protection strategy includes a data security plan and software to prevent the loss, theft and unauthorized access or transfer of confidential information by protecting sensitive data using in-depth security analysis, encryption, access control, user behavior monitoring, and policy-driven security.
MDP software should work across multiple platforms and provide proof that data is protected. The MDP system should secure data regardless of device, platform and where the data is stored, including movable storage systems in notebooks, smartphones, tablets, removable media, and cloud storage services.
Encrypting company data and securing mobile endpoints is important considering data breaches from lost or stolen mobile, tablet, laptop and removable devices. Organization data on a device is likely worth more than the device itself.