Gartner Research

How Digital Business Reshapes Mobile Security

Published: 11 February 2015

ID: G00271435

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Dionisio Zumerle

Summary

Enterprises need to drastically change their endpoint strategy to avoid the increasing disconnect between workforce enablement and security. We illustrate how enterprise approaches to protecting data evolve as mobility and consumer Internet of Things converge.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • The Urge to Change a 30-Year-Old Endpoint Security Model

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The increasing tendency to mix personal and business data on devices conflicts with and results in the bypass and breakdown of the legacy endpoint security models of enterprises
  • Management misinterpreting mobile risk and organizational structures that do not allow enterprise mobility projects to cater for security leads to growing security gaps for enterprises
  • Endpoint platforms become user-administered and application-centric, creating hurdles for enterprises attempting to enforce management and security policies on them

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