77 million BlackBerry users around the planet as of December 2012 makes it clear that Bes security policy use is on the rise. BlackBerry devices are praised by technology professionals for the very high degree of security these devices come with. Of the available operating systems for mobile devices today, BlackBerry has been the leader of corporate use since smart phones have become the standard for company information sharing and even operations.
There are estimates that 55 percent of smart phones used by companies will be owned by employees when the year 2015 gets here. In other words, less than half of all devices used for business functions will actually be owned by businesses. This increases the need for stringent security policies on devices outside of company ownership. Curiously enough, less than two out of three employees want to actually select a device to use. 66 percent of employees say they would prefer having the IT department choose the device that gets used for work.
An effective BES policy, or BlackBerry enterprise security policy, can make or break your overall Blackberry mobile device management strategy. Mobile devices are reliable as a way to communicate, share data and more. Mobile device management refers to how you manage apps that are installed on your devices, how password policies get set, the restriction of data in the event of a lost mobile device, installing and managing updates and more. Each of these issues would be very time consuming if you left them to each employee to take care of. Patch management software can help. Patch management software will assist with the download of necessary updates to software on a mobile device.
Setting up your unique BES security policy means considering patch management. Your BES security policy should also address how often employees must check in with the IT staff to ensure that security protocols are being met. Failure to keep up with your BES security policy standards could cause a breach in data. Your BES security policy may also need to meet the standards set by clients or vendors. If you plan on sharing data in a cloud with other companies, have your IT professionals meet and discuss BES security policy on shared networks. These are the steps that can protect your business against an unwanted user, someone that should not be able to access financial records, private data and other sensitive company materials.