Private sector businesses, whether large or small, already see the value in offering access to servers on mobile devices. With mobile devices being the norm, employees no longer need to be chained to their desks to access information, obtain files and sell on the go. For the public sector, security is probably a bigger concern just for the very nature of the information these agencies deal with, so it is up to IT managers to maintain compliance.
Insecure or insecurely used remote access technologies – mechanisms that most security teams assume pose little risk – in reality offer an abundance of options for attackers to infiltrate public networks, thus, keeping remote access usage in check is imperative.
Securing networks and getting compliant doesn’t have to be a hassle. Institutions should look toward- making different profiles for its users; by knowing who has access to what, when and where and the level of risk each might impose, the better equipped they will be to protect data and avoid a catastrophe.
Hacking into a network must require super-human skills and knowledge; at least that’s what we learn from Hollywood. The reality is networks are easily vulnerable, and an unprotected network could allow malicious hackers access to your data. It might even allow someone to take control of your computers and use them to commit crimes like a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).
Security fears aside, employing the proper protection techniques will allow institutions to take advantage of using technology in its modern state rather than deal with legacy systems, or old methods of security clearance.
Administrators of commercial computer networks sometimes rely on special software to detect intrusions and to protect the networks that they are safeguarding.
Enterprise mobile solutions, like those from Compuware (News - Alert), equip businesses and organizations with the tools necessary to protect any institution’s virtual assets. With Application Monitoring and Application-Aware (News - Alert) Network Monitoring, IT professionals can get a better glimpse into network traffic, and keep an eye out for possible intrusions.
With the right tools and knowledge, government agencies can minimize chances of having their security compromised by malicious hackers or computer viruses and still offer the best in mobility technologies for efficiency and productivity.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson