Many things have changed in the past decade. Major inventions have taken place and some are on the verge of extinction. Take a general poll of the best invention ever, and you won’t be surprised that Mobile phones top the list. There were days when birthdays were etched in your mind, you had phone numbers on the tip of your tongue and your appointments will scheduled in your planner. But the arrival of Smartphone has made people ditch their planners, directory and photo albums. From bank account pass codes to day–to-day schedule is all in the mobile phones. People depend on their smart phones like never before. All your personal, professional details are stored in your Smartphone. But what if you misplace or your Smartphone gets in the wrong hands? It’s nothing less than a disaster.
There are almost 5 million mobile phone users in the world out of which 1.08 billion users use a Smartphone. And most Smartphone users are conversant with mobile security. Mobile security or wireless security is used to protect your laptops, Smartphone, tablets and the networks they connect to, from threats and vulnerabilities associated with wireless computing. Smartphone’s have become a major part of business and corporate houses and employees. The Smartphone industry is making major changes in the functioning of information systems and as a result they are susceptible to higher risks. Smartphone mostly gathers and stores highly sensitive information that must be restricted and controlled to protect the confidentiality of the employee and the company. This has given a rise to mobile security market. A market research report states that, the Global Mobile security market is to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.21% in the next 3 years. Mobile security is necessary, if you lose your phone, your personal information like SMS, photos, contacts, email accounts, bank accounts passwords etc will be revealed.
The corporate sector has come up with a new technique of mobile security of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). This was first started in 2009 but only in 2011 that most of the corporate started using it. BYOD allows the employees to connect their own personal device with that of the company’s to access confidential and high security information and application.
With new and innovative Smartphone’s arriving every month in the market, the demand for better mobile security industry is also increasing.