If anything gives IT managers sleepless nights, it is the fear that their company’s data will not be safe. Due to a growing number of data disasters that have occurred due to mobile device breaches, keeping those clients secure is of utmost importance.
The BYOD (bring-your-own-device) movement appeals to the average employee. Apps and mobile resources that employees are used to using at home or in their daily lives also help to make them more productive and efficient at work.
The movement presents both an opportunity and a challenge for IT managers. They must balance facilitating their employees and ensuring client data is protected. To guard against problems that come from rogue publishers and unassuming customers, companies are increasingly adopting a mobile app management and monitoring strategy.
To that end, a complete system that works efficiently must address three key areas:
First, finding relevant and critical data in real time.
Second, monitoring potentially infringing apps, and
Third, enforcing on apps that are in violation of platform policies or intellectual property.
How can you tell an integrated mobile app management and monitoring system has all the critical functions? Here are a few you should be aware of:
#1 Integrated Image Recognition Capability
Image recognition systems can be confused with other forms of detection software. When looking for the right system, be sure to identify whether it is a text-based image detection system, the company’s internal system, or a third-party system.
#2 International Monitoring of Major App Stores
A smart system will be able to tell which country an app is published in and in which app store. Most publishers make their apps available in all U.S. stores and recognize the scrutiny placed on publishing in international stores.
Mobile app management and monitoring systems make it easy for IT managers to keep track of what data goes out and comes in to the company as well as keep is safe when it passes between necessary employees.