Why Mobile Security Is a Necessity for All Businesses & How Futurex Can Help
As technology continues to advance, mobile devices are increasingly able to accomplish the same tasks as traditional laptop and desktop computers. Customers of all vendor types expect to have the ability to do everything from their mobile devices, including payments. However, now that many consumers buy products and pay for services from their phones as well as download mobile applications, businesses have become more vulnerable to security breaches through these means. Furthermore, employees now use cellular devices distributed by their organizations to complete work tasks, which only increases the risk of a data breach for any company. Because of this mobile progression, it is important for businesses to take securing this platform very seriously.
In fact, Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security report spends an entire section on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobility trend as well as other mobile security precautions that organizations should take. The report sheds light on the importance of securing this platform with the following statement: “The fact is that mobile devices introduce security risk when they are used to access company resources; they easily connect with third-party cloud services and computers with security postures that are potentially unknown and outside of the enterprise’s control. In addition, mobile malware is growing rapidly, which further increases risk. Given the lack of even basic visibility, most IT security teams don’t have the capability to identify potential threats from these devices.” Therefore, your company should very seriously consider implementing mobile security technology into your existing data security infrastructure, especially for mobile payment capabilities.
Organizations of all industries can easily combat this threat by implementing Futurex’s compliant mobile payment technology into their systems in order to keep up with the demand for accessible and convenient mobile transactions. Futurex offers several ways in which we can provide an added layer of security for this ever-growing platform, through both our Hardened Enterprise Security Platform solutions as well as services like P2PE and PKI. To find out more on how Futurex can personally provide your business with better mobile security technology for your existing infrastructure, please visit our Mobile Payments Solutions page on the Futurex website or contact us so that one of our Xceptional Support team members can reach out to you.