Detects and removes malicious and unapproved applications; and monitors and tracks user activity, says the company
IBM unveils Hosted Mobile Device Security Management service to help businesses secure the exploding number of mobile devices with access to corporate data and includes a security application for smartphones and tablets, along with managed services including policy management and user compliance monitoring.
With IBM Hosted Mobile Device Security Management service is designed to mitigate security risks associated with the increasing number of employee-owned and corporate-liable mobile devices accessing sensitive business data.
With the new service, organisations can protect against data loss and other risks caused by device theft, unauthorised access, malware, spyware, and inappropriate applications.
The new service enable IBM to provide the right security controls and ongoing monitoring for each device as a managed service by which IT departments can support a broad range of personal devices.
The new mobile device security management service can configure employee devices to comply with security policies and actively monitoring to help ensure compliance over time; secures data in the event that a device is lost or stolent, helps in finding a lost or stolen device – wherever it is and protects against spyware and viruses.
In addition, the IBM’s new service detects and removes malicious and unapproved applications; monitors, tracks user activity; and helps in enabling secure connectivity.
IBM is working with Juniper Networks on this mobile security service for the underlying protection and device management technology for platforms such as Apple iOS, Google Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile through the Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite.
IBM Security Services vice-president Marisa Viveros said BYOD trend creates real opportunity for employees to become more productive, but it also carries risk unless it is managed properly.
"The new service from IBM helps organisations protect their enterprise data while allowing employees to have the flexibility needed for today’s work environment," said Viveros.