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The rapid evolution of MDM solutions
Mobile device management (MDM) continues to grow at a feverish pace, both in terms of adoption and mobile security features. BYOD policies, and the rapid turnover in consumer mobile technology, have left many organizations grappling with MDM requirements.
Our June cover story provides insight into the mobility adoption trends, cross-industry issues, and MDM solutions best fit to varying requirements. Technology advances range from nascent network-based mobile device management (NMDM) to software-based approaches such as mobile application management (MAM), native container device management, and more. We also look at big data analytics and security this month, and how early adopters are expanding the definition of risk to all part of the business. Finally, we provide an update on FedRAMP. Does it go far enough, and how will the continuous monitoring of cloud service providers be handled?
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Features in this issue
As MDM products rapidly evolve to support the growth of BYOD smartphones and tablets, security professionals need to rethink mobility policies.
Will big data analytics make security better? With data scientists in short supply, solution providers rush to provide big data analytics tools.
Cloud service providers are working with authorized third-party auditors to meet FedRAMP security controls. The 3PAOs tell us how it’s going, so far.
Columns in this issue
Philip Clarke, co-leader of the Wireless and Mobility track at Nemertes Research, reports on what’s ahead for mobile device management solutions.
The idea behind proactive security is simple: build security in the first time by following security models like BSIMM and security engineering.
If bad attitudes are spreading across the IT staff like germs, better IT security education may just be the cure.