While mobile viruses and spyware remain a relatively small problem compared with the much larger amount of malware targeting Windows computers, the risks to business reputation, communication and continuity are becoming more serious. Risks include data theft, disruption of mobile phone networks and the hijacking of phones to send unauthorized revenue-generating SMS messages. SophosLabs™ has already identified over 30,000 examples of malicious mobile code.
Mobile devices can be infected in many ways including email, MMS, external memory cards,
PC synchronization and even via Bluetooth.
Make sure your security policy includes a strategy for mobile devices, covering:
Threat management—identification and removal of viruses, spyware and spam
Device access control and management enforcing a password policy and application management
Data protection—encryption of sensitive data on devices and remote data deletion
Network access control—controlling VPN connections across public networks, validation of devices when they connect to the corporate network
Sophos Endpoint Protection protects critical business data while keeping users productive. Crucially, the software gives IT administrators
the ability to implement and lock down consistent company-wide security policies for mobile devices.