7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Mobile Security Provider

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There are many mobile security apps out there, each offering a different set of features. To choose the right one, you first need to decide what your company´s priorities are. Find out how key features can help mitigate threats to company mobiles.

Smartphones are a popular target for cybercriminals

In recent research by Statista, nearly half of respondents in the US (46%) stated that they spend between 5 and 6 hours on their smartphones every day. Increasingly, our mobile devices are the technology of choice to browse the internet, access online banking, play games, pay at shops, and store photos, files, or sensitive personal information such as passwords. The portability of mobile devices also offers a higher chance of them being stolen or misplaced than PCs.

All this makes smartphones an increasingly popular target for cybercrime. According to the recent ESET Threat Report (T1 2021), for instance, there was a 158.7% increase in Android banking malware compared to the end of 2020. However, mobile banking is not the only source of malware. Cyberthreats for mobile devices that can ultimately put your company at risk are manifold: from employees connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi networks, to other malware, phishing attacks, social engineering, or cracked passwords.

Do you need help when an employee’s device gets stolen, keeping the fleet of your corporate smartphones secure or carrying out regular scans on them? Or would you appreciate more functionality for your teams, such as secure vault for apps, Virtual Private Network (VPN), or performance optimization? Here are some of the most essential functions you should consider when choosing a mobile security provider.

Look for following features in your mobile security app

Again, every mobile device used within a company is a potential gateway for cybersecurity threats. With the right set of features, you’ll increase the level of security of individual (mobile) endpoints, which ultimately means higher security for your business network. But apart from choosing the right solution for your company, you also need to educate your team and make sure they follow best cybersecurity practices and have a healthy approach toward their cyber hygiene.

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