Out of all, there is one market that is never going to stop growing – Yes, as you all know, it is the Mobile Application Development market. There are several reasons for the never-ending growth projection. Not only the common people but even many organizations from SMEs to Enterprise also use mobile applications for their internal use.
More than just a feature, Mobile App Security is vital. Even the slightest of breach could cost you dearly. The top priority should always be on the Mobile App Security standards. In an Enterprise setup, Mobility security standards require a completely different approach compared to consumer apps or other apps.
One major difference between Enterprise Apps with consumer apps is that the former has customer data and enterprise business logic at its core. In the Enterprise scenario, the risk is more complex than other categories of apps like gaming app as the data in the Enterprise app may consist of financial details or demographics of a customer. Losing this data may have a direct or indirect impact on the company’s revenue and/or reputation.
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ResearchAndMarkets.com’s report states The enterprise mobility security market was valued at USD 3.66 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach a value of USD 9.98 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 33.8%, during the forecast period 2019-2024.
Enterprise apps include key features such as payment processing, billing system, product catalogs, security management, IT management, content management, business intelligence (BI), human resource management (HRM), sales force management. In this article, let us learn ways to secure Enterprise Mobile Application.
- Device Access Control: This protects physical access to the device by requiring successful recognition of a policy-defined password, pattern swipe, bio-metric scan, voice or facial recognition.
- Data Loss Prevention: Encrypted on-device data storage is used here, policy-defined cut-and-paste controls, and/or website access control via URL filtering to restrict the intentional or inadvertent non-compliant sharing of protected content. This DLP restricts end users from sending sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network.
- User Authentication: Prior to giving access to secured data identity confirmation as mentioned in an Active Directory to the users is required. Two-factor authentication is recommended for confidential data. Two – factor authentication such as a user name/password combination plus a positive fingerprint identification will be the need of the hour. The verification of an active human-to-machine transfer of credentials required for confirmation of a user’s authenticity is called as user authentication.
- Device Management and Security: Here we use MDM to define and enforce policies regarding control of the mobile device remotely. Mobile Device Management enables IT departments to implement policies to secure, monitor, and manage end-user mobile devices. Not only smartphones, but can extend to tablets, laptops, and even IoT devices.
- Application Management and Security: This is used to secure access and deployment of approved enterprise mobile apps, including the ability to approve, compliant apps, and quarantine non-compliant apps. Mobile Application Management, enterprises can remotely distribute and control mobile apps through a web-based console. Mobile Application Management functionalities facilitate a variety of tasks such as administrative push, updating custom and public apps, and management of associated app licenses. Applying management and security policies can be remotely done by IT admins as data encryption and data storage of apps.
Apart from the above mentioned key points, there are other points to be taken into consideration when it comes to Enterprise Mobile Application Security. Our experts can answer questions should have. Kindly write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or) call us at +1 (415) 233-4737