Cloud Leveraged BYOD MDM Upgrade from AlertBoot Lowers Total Cost of Ownership, Complexity

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

BYOD mobile security company AlertBoot has upgraded its solutions, offering small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) one of the easiest and most complete answers for securing employee devices in the workplace. With over 50% of Americans using a smartphone or tablet, more and more SMBs are beginning to see the potential of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace. However, there are risks associated with BYOD, data breaches being the top threat.

In order to secure employee mobile devices, businesses of all sizes are turning to mobile device management (MDM) and security tools like AlertBoot, which combines MDM for smartphones and tablets with full disk encryption for laptops. Businesses can protect, control, and monitor all of their devices from an updated web-based console that is accessible from anywhere with internet access and is easier to use than ever.

AlertBoot’s new cloud-based security tools use FIPS-certified technology and bring many benefits, including lower total cost of ownership, lower upfront investment, free 24/7 support (including password recovery), advanced customizable reporting for compliance and audits, and the easiest and fastest method of securing personal devices in a BYOD program.

“BYOD can be a win-win tool for businesses and their employees,” observed Tim Maliyil, founder and CEO of AlertBoot. “But care must be taken to ensure that the BYOD program is successful. Security is an important but basic, foundational consideration. Businesses must consider that when BYOD doesn’t live up to its potential, it tends to be because the initial plans did not take into account pertinent considerations. For example, the MDM that was chosen may not support a sizable number of employee devices.”

Some of the basic features of the upgraded MDM include:

Device agnosticism – multiple device platforms should be supported to maximize participation in a BYOD program.
Dynamic reporting and auditing An MDM’s real power comes from the ability for backend customization.
Wi-Fi, Exchange, and VPN provisioning Ensure that only authorized users are able to join the company network.
Control device features Disable features and apps that may be problematic in the workplace.
Password policies
Remote wipe

In addition to the above, SMBs have extra advantages in the cloud-based AlertBoot Mobile Security and AlertBoot Full Disk Encryption solutions because they will always be up-to-date, ensuring that business don’t fall out of compliance because of evolving technology threats; offer massive scaling, easily accommodating business growth; provide the lowest total cost of ownership and cost transparency; and third-party verification of data integrity for audit reports and breach notifications.

AlertBoot’s secure web-based central console, used to protect and manage mobile devices, is user-friendly and allows SMBs to quickly enroll, configure, and update devices and their settings.

About AlertBoot

AlertBoot Data Security offers a cloud-based data and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a secure web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe and lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, AlertBoot is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide as part of their bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile information management (MIM) strategy.

For more information on AlertBoot Mobile Security solutions, please visit http://www.alertboot.com/.

Contact Information

Media Contact:

Sang Lee

VP Communications

+1 702-659-8890 x3734

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