AirPatrol is the first and only security company whose technology can continuously monitor any mobile device on cellular and Wi-Fi channels in an enterprise, determine its compliance with security policy, enforce the appropriate policy on the device in real time and dynamically empower the device’s capabilities for the situation regardless of who the user might be. AirPatrol offers a comprehensive suite of location-based management solutions that enable clients in the government, financial, healthcare, corporate and retail sectors to keep pace with the expanding security requirements of an increasingly mobile world.
In the following interview, Bradley Rotter, Chairman and CEO of AirPatrol discusses with Network Products Guide, editor-in-chief of Network Products Guide, best way for enterprises to secure their networks with overall acceptance of a BYOD policy.
Network Products Guide: Mobile devices are shipping in larger numbers than PC’s, clearly we have reached some kind of turning point, what trends and impacts do you see?
Bradley Rotter: Mobility is the biggest trend we have ever seen. With the consumerization of IT, individuals want and expect to have full access to everything on their personal smart device regardless of where they are. Mobile applications have shifted to a dependence on location and emphasis on sharing information. In parallel with a shift to the cloud, mobility is now a “need to have” instead of a “nice to have.” Corporations, agencies and organizations worldwide have implemented mobile device policies as BYOD (bring your own device) has been adopted in the work place. This impacts business networks as these devices are connecting without proper security measures being taken. This leads to a trend that businesses must monitor and protect mobile devices brought into the workplace.