Security Management There's a blurred distinction between the device and security management categories. Most MDM systems enable or implement some security functions such as device lock, remote wipe and certificate management, plus both on-device and VPN encryption.These security suites come with their own management platforms, generally the same ones enterprises use to manage their anti-virus and firewall suites for their laptops and desktops. Essentially each vendor is relying on the device management systems mentioned both to deliver the security features to mobile devices in the field and to keep the policies and signature databases up-to-date.
However, there is also a wealth of mobile security functions that can only be implemented as part of a mobile security platform that includes its own management systems. Security suites that bring anti-virus, firewall or tamper protections to mobile devices have not made much of a dent in the market until now, and data leakage protection at the mobile device remains a far-off concept altogether. However, as these devices continue to gain importance to the enterprise user, and as the threat landscape for these devices continues to evolve, businesses will need to adopt and implement some or all of these security services to protect sensitive data and meet the demands of compliance regulations.