Protecting Mobile IT Assets

Data Security in a BYOD Era


The complexity of securing and managing mobile devices faces IT organizations of all sizes. Kevin Kiley, Director of Enterprise Sales for Air-watch Corporation provided a quick overview of his company’s services at InterOp 2014 in Las Vegas.

The company is focused on implementing security and access policies for tens of thousands of  mobile phones in use by Air-Watch customers.

While some Blackberry devices are still in service, iOS and Android devices make up the bulk of the mobile devices supported. Android is particularly challenging because the OS has to be supported in over 42 licensees of the Android system. To add complexity, carriers make modifications to Android with different versions and builds that must be accounted for in the management plan.