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November 12, 2012

Fewer companies using mobile device management application despite BYOD threat: report

About 23% of those surveyed said they faced the loss of business data due to the loss or theft of mobile devices

By CBR Staff Writer

The use personal devices at work poses greater threat to corporate security, but only 11% of companies currently use Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to ensure compliance with corporate security policies, according to a new report.

According to a report by B2B International, despite growing BYOD, 38% of companies have some kind of restriction on smartphone including complete ban on employee devices accessing to certain network.

About 19% of those surveyed found have a complete ban on the use of mobile devices for work activities.

The survey found a dangerously trend, that despite the growing threat several companies have not applied any restrictions despite 34% of those surveyed think that the use of personal devices presents a threat for business and 55% frequently think about how to reduce the risk.

About 23% of those surveyed said they faced the loss of business data due to the loss or theft of mobile devices.

Despite the risks of personal devices storing work-related information, only 9% of companies are planning to introduce a strict ban on their usage in the future.

About 36% of the IT specialists surveyed said that despite the measures, the number of user devices in the workplace will only increase.

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