3 ways to work mobile and still keep your IP safe and sound
These days, it is great to be able to pick up your tablet or smartphone to capture an idea, take notes during a discussion or even voice-record a speech you’re preparing. There are a number of good apps to do this. But what if you are at work? What if you are taking notes about a confidential subject at a customer site? What if you are capturing a whiteboard session around a new engineering design? What if you are otherwise recording the raw IP of your company?
Business users are out of luck.
The majority of mobile apps save copies all over the place. They store them unencrypted in the application cache. They then create another copy and store them unencrypted into a public cloud. If you lose the device, or the cloud is compromised, there goes your company IP.
If you care about keeping your IP safe and sound, you really want three things out of your mobile apps:
- You want the application cache to be encrypted and centrally manageable
- You want the transport between the application and the storage to be encrypted
- And you want the storage to be centrally managed and secured, but still accessible by mobile clients
Oxygen mobile applications offer all three: encryption in the cache, in transit and at rest in private, company controlled storage.
More importantly, we support the private storage model with third party content creation and editing applications like PDF Expert and Notability.
Enterprise mobility is going to be increasingly crucial in the coming year. What’s your mobile productivity strategy?
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