Newest Mobile Devices Are Latest Threat To Network Security

Today’s next-generation mobile devices enhance mobile workers’ productivity, but they’re also placing unprecedented demands on enterprise security infrastructure. And until stronger security practices become more widespread, enterprise mobile devices will continue to represent a threat to sensitive corporate data.

Next-generation mobile handsets are capable of using different types of wireless networks, and they’re being powered by a growing number of mobile operating systems. According to Scott Schelle, COO of vendor Bluefire Security, Baltimore, this is stretching enterprise security infrastructure to its limits. “You’re asking a system that was designed for one type of user, using one type of network at a time, to suddenly bridge into this multithreat environment,” Schelle said.

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