IT professionals are concerned about the use of smartphones and
tablets in the workplace, but few restrictions are being put in place to
protect sensitive corporate data, according to a new survey.
The survey found a rising interest in mobile device management to manage
security policies and place controls on device activity but noted few
real deployments of the technology. The survey of 3,300 IT professionals
was conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab in 2012. Survey
respondents were from 22 countries and all indicated they influenced IT
security policy, Kaspersky said.
"The deployment level of dedicated tools to ensure the security of
mobile devices [mobile device management] is still extremely low both in
small and large companies," the company noted in the report, which was