Access your Pro+ Content below.
Law firm restricts mobile data access in the danger zone
This article is part of the Access issue of June 2017, Vol. 1, No. 4
The IT pro: Anthony Visceglia is a systems engineer at a global law firm. Anthony Visceglia The problem: IT needed a way to temporarily restrict mobile data access to sensitive corporate information in blacklisted countries and then restore full access once the employee returned home. "There is no way to completely secure the data that's on an employee's personal phone, and we can't force all their data to go through a secure VPN," Visceglia said. Plus, there's no guarantee that a foreign government isn't tapping into travelers' devices. The strategy: The firm uses SecureAuth and Ping Identity to enforce location-specific policies for mobile data access. When an employee overseas needs to access certain data, a push notification asks for a biometric marker to confirm their identity. "As soon as they step out of the country, they immediately have access again without delay or the need for a help desk ticket to have someone [in IT] manually switch over the data," Visceglia said. The result: The firm has seen a dramatic reduction ...
Access this PRO+ Content for Free!
Features in this issue
When remote employees access mobile data, whether in the U.S. or abroad, it can be difficult to restrict that access. But when they travel to blacklisted nations, IT must be especially careful.
With integrations with business apps including Salesforce and DocuSign, and features such as data encryption, Box is proving to be an enterprise favorite.
There are plenty of ways to get mobile apps to users nowadays. With an efficient app provisioning and launching process, enterprise stores may be just the ticket.
Mobility has upended many business processes, not the least of which is app development. Three IT experts discuss how we got here and why having a mobile-first mentality is key.
News in this issue
VDI and enterprise mobility create a host of problems for IT to deal with, including delivering a quality user experience and incorporating monitoring tools.
Columns in this issue
IT administrators should assess data residency on a case by case basis. That means understanding how the concept has changed and how it works in the cloud.
Despite consolidation, the EMM market is growing. And partnerships with network and cloud security vendors equal more EMM suite options for IT shops.