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Securicom introduces next generation enterprise mobile management for African businesses

Securicom has bolstered its mobile management and security services for business with its new Securicom EMM platform.

Leading South African managed IT security services vendor, Securicom, has bolstered its mobile management and security services for business with its new Securicom Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform.

Securicom EMM provides next generation protection of corporate data accessible by, and generated, stored and shared on, mobile devices.

"Securicom EMM goes beyond mobile security to provide companies with robust and effective tools for securing corporate data that is at risk from mobile devices accessing the network, as well as data that is stored and shared on these devices," says Michael Morton, mobile security expert at Securicom.

He says enterprise mobility management is one of the top three IT imperatives for companies of all sizes across all industries.

"Mobility, a powerful enabler for business, is also one of the biggest threats to companies' IT security. Companies need to think beyond the device when it comes to protecting corporate data."

Securicom EMM is a locally hosted, cloud based mobility security and management platform specifically designed for enterprise customers in Africa. Powered by the world leading IBM MobileFirst Protect, the leader in secure enterprise mobility, Securicom EMM provides enterprise-grade, POPI-compliant, security as a service. It is an encompassing mobility management solution that promises 99.8% uptime SLA and industry leading support infrastructure backing it up.

Securicom EMM lets customers get up-and-running in next to no time. It is easy to provision devices and manage them throughout their lifecycle. Security policies can be set in a few simple steps, and users can also easily and quickly self-enroll," says Morton.

Securicom has been leading the charge with mobile device management in South Africa for over four years. Its team of experts constantly evaluates new technologies against best practice, taking into consideration existing and emerging security challenges affecting businesses implementing mobile strategies and empowering employee mobility. Its new EMM platform addresses a number of pain points in the mobile environment including application management and security; device management; content management; secure email management; document management; browser management; expense management, and threat management.

Securicom EMM caters for both corporate owned policies and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios. This is setup before enrolment and is aligned with the organisation's IT security and data usage policies. A key differentiator of Securicom's EMM platform is that it allows for the clear separation of private and corporate data to ensure that organisations' security requirements are met while affording end users their privacy.

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