BYOD Policies to Bring 1 Billion Devices to Businesses by 2018
More than half of all mobile devices in the United States will have security apps installed by the end of 2018, according to Juniper Research's findings.The number of employee-owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise will exceed 1 billion by 2018, as the growing trend of bring your own device (BYOD) redefines business connectivity, according to a report from analytics firm Juniper Research. The report, Mobile Security: BYOD, mCommerce, Consumer & Enterprise 2013-2018, found that although the trend has the potential to benefit organizations in terms of enhanced employee satisfaction and productivity, the threat from unprotected employee mobile devices is of significant importance. Western Europe currently represents the largest revenue hub for the mobile security vendors, and more than half of all mobile devices in the United States will have security apps installed by the end of 2018, according to the findings. In the consumer segment, Juniper forecasts a steady growth in revenue for security software, approaching 40 percent of the global mobile security sales revenue by the end of 2018.
The report said this would be driven primarily by increased consumer awareness of available security solutions and–critically–of the risks posed by fraud and malware to data stored on and accessible through their smartphones and tablets.