St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Mobile Rhino, (http://www.mobile-rhino.com), the first mobile device insurance program available for sale through licensed insurance agents, has compiled a list of ways for businesses to keep costs down and still manage risk in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment.
From multinational corporations to doctors’ offices and restaurants, employees are more connected than ever to their work through mobile devices. iPads alone are already operating in 94% of Fortune 500 companies.
“With a predicted 62% of businesses to allow the use of BYOD devices by the end of 2013, it is more important, now more than ever, to make sure that these devices are protected,” said Dwight Stuckey, creator of Mobile Rhino. “Guarding the devices’ data is a primary concern of many businesses when switching to a BYOD workplace.”
Businesses should require devices have the automatic screen lock function enabled. Almost all smart phones and tablets are enabled with this feature. The moment a device owner steps away from the mobile device, it needs to be secure in case someone else should try to use it.
Employers should make the investment in security software for all employee devices, whether company-owned or BYOD. In the case of a lost or stolen device, the information can be wiped and protected remotely to ensure minimum exposure.
Employers should require all devices are updated with the latest software so that all security programs and functions operate smoothly. This will decrease the likelihood of any bugs that may leave the device vulnerable.
Business owners serious about protecting data should also consider creating a segmented network. It is best practice to create two networks, one for internal use only and the other for guests, contractors, and other short-term users. This provides more security to the most important network.
Employers should require or provide mobile insurance for all BYOD devices. Mobile Rhino ensures all businesses’ devices are protected against loss, theft, accidental damage, mechanical malfunction, electrical malfunction. Mobile Rhino business accounts also include breach victim remediation, personal privacy monitoring, and ID theft protection for devices that have been lost or stolen.
About Mobile Rhino
Mobile Rhino, headquartered in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, is a mobile device insurance product offering the most complete protection on the market at the best value. Mobile Rhino provides full 6-Point Protection against loss, theft, mechanical malfunctions, electrical malfunctions and accidental damage, and offers digital life protection. Mobile Rhino is sold and managed through a downloadable mobile app and is the first mobile device insurance product available for sale through licensed insurance agents. Mobile Rhino is underwritten by Chartis/AIG and Sedgwick serves as its third-party claims administrator. Mobile Rhino operates out of Stuckey & Company, a specialty insurance provider based in Lake St. Louis. For more information, visit http://www.mobile-rhino.com.