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Created: 03 Jun 2011 | 5 comments

What security can be planned with respect to personal mobile phones in work place.?
In reference to Mobile Device Security, what security can be planned with respect to personal mobile phones used by employees in software development environment?

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dirkmartz2267@yahoo.com.au's picture

How do you mean? You could get a cell phone jammer and make sure no one can use their phones.

Mick2009's picture

Hi dwilliams1578,

 

> In reference to Mobile Device Security, what security can be planned with respect to personal mobile phones used by employees in software development environment?

 

A mandatory security policy in the company that requires all employees to check their cell phones in at the front desk when in the building is one possible measure.  This is not popular but then again there is always a trade-off between convenience and security.  I know of companies that have put such a policy in place effectively. 

 

If you are concerned that employees could copy proprietary information (source code, etc) onto the storage that is within their mobile phones, you could create a Application and Device Control (ADC) rule in Symantec Endpoint Protection to block them.

Smart phones and Application and Device Control in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 (http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH147791

 

Please do elaborate on other concerns!  Mobile Device security is an area where I have a bit of experience.
 

Thanks and best regards,

 

Mick

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

UFO's picture

With all respect to prev replies please clarify what kind of mobile security problems your company is facing?

Does corporate data reside on personal mobile phones?

Is there potential possibilty for personal phone to connect to intranet or corporate PCs?

These and similar questions should be anwered first prior to looking for solution. It might be that there's no need in protection in case if there will be no probem.

STS: DLP

geenie's picture

Since the cell phone comes out,we have benefited a lot from the device .However,we have fed up with the bad or disturbed calls created by it,I think we need a cell phone jammer to solve the security issue.

Mick2009's picture

I have heard of thsoe phone jammers workign for relatively small areas, like a movie theatre.  Will they also work for a whole office complex-?

I haven't had any experience with them as they're not a Symantec product, but "thumbs up" for the contribution and link.  &: )

With thanks and best regards,

Mick