Sophos Provides IT Managers With "Mobile Malware: 10 Tips for Prevention"
BOSTON, MA, Nov 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
To help IT professionals minimize the impact personal devices can
have on an organization's network, Sophos has unveiled ten tips to
help protect employees and businesses from mobile malware.
More employees are bringing their personal mobile devices to work,
and because devices like smartphones and tablets are a major target
of today's cybercriminals, IT professionals must ensure these devices
do not become a business threat. Sophos' "Mobile Malware: 10 Tips for
Prevention" will help IT professionals create effective BYOD policies
and educational programs to help minimize potential risks.
Here are Sophos' "Mobile Malware: 10 Tips for Prevention," which also
include links to companion resources:
1. Enforce bring your own device (BYOD) policies. Download a sample
2. Educate employees on mobile malware. Download
Sophos' free malware detection tool for Android.
3. Keep operating
systems up-to-date. Download Sophos' Malware Goes Mobile whitepaper.
4. Provide secure wireless access at all times. Download Sophos'
Wi-Fi Hot Tips paper.
5. Install apps from trusted sources.
Encourage the use of anti-malware software. Download Sophos' free
malware protection tool for Android.
7. Prevent jailbreaks. Read
about Sophos' mobile control solutions.
8. Encrypt devices.
Download Sophos' free encryption tool.
9. Offer cloud-sharing
alternatives. Read about Sophos' mobile encryption solution.
Manage mobile security within the existing framework.
To learn more about mobile security and what Sophos can offer, please
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on
Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss.
Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are
simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's
lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning
encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network
security solutions backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More
information is available at www.sophos.com.
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