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Partnership to address BYOD security

As Bring Your Own Device continues to enter the workforce; new collaboration takes on security challenges

Partnership to address BYOD security
The smartphone industry is booming in the Middle East and companies with BYOD policies must provide safety for their employees and networks

Information security firm Help AG has joined forces with Pulse Secure to tackle security concerns on the Middle East's growing Bring Your Own Device and enterprise mobility markets.

As the smartphone industry in the Middle East continues to explode, businesses are struggling to safely accommodate employee owned mobile devices on their networks.

"Mobile applications are redefining the enterprise user experience, giving workers anytime access to corporate information, said Nicolai Solling, director of technology services at Help AG. "At the same time, due to improper management and ineffective security tools and policies, these devices are becoming the weakest link in enterprise IT security.

"We want our customers to leverage the benefits of BYOD while securing their data and mitigating the threat of data leakage and loss."

Pulse Secure's, Pulse Workspace, deploys the ‘containerise' approach of segmenting corporate and employee data and apps. Furthermore, connectivity is key to addressing privacy issues plaguing the security of employee owned devices.

The Pulse Workspace encrypts all data at rest, controls data sharing between enterprise apps, wipes corporate data without affecting personal information and connects directly to the enterprise virtual private network.  

Pulse Secure claims it is the only solution that does not modify iOS and Android apps with app-wrapping or require SDK use. Its additional central management service, Pulse One, accommodates VPN's, network access control, and mobility supports unified management of endpoint and mobile device security for all users and devices.

Speaking of Pulse Secure, Solling added: "The enhancements to its mobility solutions offer businesses the flexibility to deliver simple, seamless, and secure on-demand connectivity to mobile and remote workers."

The collaboration will enable Help AG to become the biggest partner for Pulse Secure in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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