If ransomware wasn’t already a household name, then it definitely is one now after the recent global cyberattack that spread across 99 different countries. Business leaders everywhere have gotten the message loud and clear that that this type of malware — which encrypts files and holds them until a payment is received — is in the wild and capable of inflicting a great deal of damage.
Here’s something you may not know about ransomware, though: It can infect mobile devices, too. In fact, Android-based ransomware attacks have grown by more than 50 percent over the last year.
So, what can you do to protect your business’s mobile users from online threats? One trick is to invest in a mobile application management (MAM) solution that protects information by centralizing it and securing it.
Just recently, Micro Focus introduced a new MAM solution called ZENworks Mobile Workspace.
Here’s how it works:
Instead of storing data locally, ZENworks Mobile Workspace allows users to store it within a company-controlled mobile workspace.
ZENworks Mobile Workspace provides users with many different features. For instance, it comes with mobile email access for logging into email accounts using a secure mobile container. There is also a containerized contacts list, for keeping the contact information of employees, customers and partners accessible and secure within a mobile container.
Two other great features are secure mobile calendars, and mobile browser access which provides private offsite access to company intranet resources and Web applications — without exposing them to the Internet.
So, why should your business invest in ZENWorks Mobile Workspace?
It’s a genuine — and highly-effective — BYOD solution that will improve security and productivity, without alienating your workers. It’s easy to integrate, manage and use. What’s more, it can be deployed on top of any existing enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution.
Want to experience ZENworks Mobile Workspace? To try a free trial, click here.
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