7 July 2016

Ilex International and Goode Intelligence explore the future of mobile security

Ilex International has worked with mobile security research and consultancy specialist, Goode Intelligence, to develop a white paper which explores the increase in mobility – and why it’s still not fully accepted by the enterprise. For many, this is because they do not want to sacrifice the usability at the risk of inadequate security controls. With 80 percent of adults expected to have a smart phone by 2020, in the paper, Goode Intelligence looks at the future of mobile security and how a next generation security solution should operate – introducing Ilex International’s Sign&go Mobility Center.

Research suggests the number of smart mobile devices (SMDs) managed in the enterprise increased by 72 percent from 2014 to 2015. While a significant increase, this number shows that businesses are still not embracing mobile to its fullest potential and making devices more readily available in the workplace. This is due to technology, security and regulatory concerns held by the IT department.

So, what is the solution? There is no doubt enterprises face a significant challenge in providing improved applications through mobile. Goode Intelligence believes convenience, mobility and strengthened security all need to be considered factors – while meeting company legislation. Goode Intelligence has researched this topic in-depth since 2007 and considered five characteristics to be key to next generation mobile security:
  1. Focus on users
  2. Agile multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  3. Mobile Single-Sign-On (SSO)
  4. Protect data
  5. Simplified unified security
Ilex International’s Sign&go Mobility Center is a solution that combines all of the features of a modern mobile security solution without the pain of having to mix and match separate tools into a unified service. Find out more about Sign&go here.

Read the full Goode Intelligence report here.