October 7, 2015
Not long ago, at least within the past 10 years, employees used to have to have a helpdesk request to download new applications to their desktop or at least have permissions granted before updating company software. Security concerns were a primary factor against giving employees too much anonymity with a company-issued device.
According to Forrester, more than half of North American and European companies are developing BYOD (bring
On Monday, October 5, 2015, AT&T and IBM announced their partnership to deliver a scalable mobile cloud solution to help protect corporate data and apps. IBM and AT&T’s new approach enables a workforce to be productive without compromising security and the mobile user experience.
More employees are using mobile devices to be more productive. At the same time, data and apps are moving to the cloud. The changes are exciting, but security needs to be top-of-mind, said Steve McGaw, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Business Solutions. Trusted collaborators like IBM are helping us better address changing business models. Together we’re giving options to deliver highly secure mobile access to cloud apps and data.
The increasing use and value of mobile data has created a challenge for CIOs looking to connect customers, partners
IBM research has found that nearly half of all companies allocate no budget to securing the apps they develop. As threats evolve and grow, the way businesses deliver a secure user experience and mobile access to apps must evolve as well.
The AT&T and IBM mobile cloud security solution will help customers secure the device, connectivity and data. It gives companies simple tools they can use to properly enable their growing mobile workforce. The reference architecture includes:
Balancing employees’ need for convenience with security has become a challenge for CISOs and CIOs across the world, said Caleb Barlow, Vice President, IBM Security. To help protect organizations, employees and data, IBM Security and AT&T are delivering a tested and easy-to-deploy set of complementary tools. We’re giving enterprise mobile device users stable, private access to data and apps in the cloud.
Together, we’re providing mobile users with simple, consistent and controlled cloud access. As a result, employees become more productive and corporations reduce complexity and stay focused on business.
AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services. It is the world’s largest provider of pay TV. It has TV customers in the US and 11 Latin American countries. In the US, its wireless network offers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network.
About IBM Security:
IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research & development and delivery organizations.