UK's EE Offering Remote Device Security Options for Business Users
Published on: 26th Mar 2014
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UK based mobile network operator, EE has launched a range of security services designed to protect information stored within lost or stolen mobile devices.
The company said that it launched the services based on research that around 10 million devices go missing in the UK each year, and as there is more data downloaded to them, security risks to company information can increase.
One in five (19%) of employees say they lost their mobile device on a work night out, while one in six (16%) left it on public transport. Devices were also commonly left in taxis and public toilets.
Gerry McQuade, Chief Marketing Officer for Business at EE, said: "More often than not, employees will use their personal mobile device to access company emails, documents or presentations, unaware that they may be putting sensitive data at risk. What's important is that business data is secure, whether accessed from a company owned device or not."
"With the arrival of 4G, businesses of all sizes now have an opportunity to become genuinely mobile by giving their employees secure access to company information and business applications regardless of the device they're using and the operating system the device is running."
For corporate and public sector organisations, EE has developed three Super Secure 4GEE bundles to support different security needs. Each bundle ensures security is built into every 4GEE corporate plan as standard:
Starter: A hosted bundle providing basic security for configuring email and WiFi, automatic password protection for mobile devices, provisioning business applications and the ability to remote lock or wipe devices.
Enterprise: Works across all major operating systems as either a hosted or an on-site service. It can be fully integrated with company IT systems or provisioned as a standalone service. This bundle also offers advanced features for application security, content security and access control.
Regulated: For legal, financial and government organisations that demand high-level data security, offering customised control of business devices and content plus the ability to lock down individual mobile devices.