It is no secret that the advances in the IT industry have been changing rapidly because of Mobile devices. According to NeilsenWire approximately 71 percent of Americans now own a smartphone. This number is still increasing rapidly with the release of iOS 6 right around the corner, along with Windows 8 and their Tablet devices, and Jelly Bean Android 4.1 already released. These propose new threats to the IT Service industry because viruses and malware can easily infect a small business IT system even if it is offline.
IT Technicians are referring to this as BYOD (Bring Your own Device) into work and it is changing the way we are defending against these threats. IT Service professionals must press the issue that anti-malware software such as ESET, Kaspersky, and Trend Micro are all options that should be installed on users mobile devices.
With mobile devices roaming from hotspot to hotspot, hackers may have access to your device and install small malicious code that could end up in your office or local business. IT Technicians must prepare for such infections by defending each individual IT system and ensuring that no outside threats cause problems. IT Technicians must concentrate on ensuring that their data is safe and securely backed up as well for when an event like that occurs.
With mobile devices quickly on the rise in the US and internationally, IT technicians and professionals must be aware of these threats so they can prepare. Endless Technology Solutions can provide your business with the correct security in order to secure business security and business continuity. Contact us today to secure your network and find out more about Mobile Device Management.