Jack owns a small and ambitious startup project. He deals with a stride of potential clients through his tiny army of professionals. Being at work on the go is what make Jack’s setup cast success.
Competition is tough out there. Jack was never amused to notice that most of the target clients get poached by some other enterprise with competitive deal offerings. Sensing it as something more than a mere coincidence, Jack’s investigation revealed that a former team member, who now manages a rival enterprise, has been keeping an eye on Jack’s data. The alarming question was – how did the competitor get access to that much confidential client list?
Right from the start Jack was careful about security provisions but what he missed was something that is considered for fun. The poacher had access rights on his mobile device to some of the company’s social accounts. De-provisioning access should have been done the moment this former teammate received his farewell. This could have saved him business, while this phony banked on Jack’s hard work to misuse the confidential information.
This impending challenge is not related to only startups, but even commercial powerhouses. Welcome to the world of data permeability – if you put no checks, theft is guaranteed!
In an increasing global scenario, physically dispersed teams, 24×7 working hours, cloud based infrastructure and mobile connectivity bring in operational efficiencies for organizations. It has proven to be a boon for organizations that are working in tandem and collaborating with vendors and clients with an uninterrupted data flow.
Given the number of data touch-points involved, any organization can be vulnerable to data thefts, Jack was lucky enough to experience and rectify the downside it. As a greater number of employees carry their own devices at work, and access platforms that are beyond the control of an organization – there is a need to address such challenges. Companies need policies to regulate the usage of consumer and personal mobility for employees and establish a setup to enforce these policies, regulate behaviors and manage risks – across multiple devices. The evolution of mobile devices and business requirements has made it tough for management to clearly define a set of requirements.
This is where Mobile Access Management comes into the picture where an organization takes note of the following:
- Mobile authentication and authorization
- Mobile Single Sign-On (SSO)
- Integrating social identity login solutions
- Solutions for mobile device registration and blacklisting
- REST-based interfaces to User Profile Services
- Custom security features and integrating it into existing endpoint gateways
If Jack’s organization had a Mobile Access Management system in place, it would have ensured not only a better risk bearing capability for his organization but he would also have pounced on other great business opportunities, with an efficient delivery system. For Jack loss is irreparable, but in the end it was a lesson learnt and shared. Need help with Mobile Access Management for your organization, let Avancer’s representatives visit you or find out more on our website.