SafeNet, Inc. announced today the immediate release of its new mobile device credentialing solution that allows organizations to secure and manage the access of consumer mobile devices on corporate networks.
SafeNet's Authentication Manager allows organizations to implement an authentication strategy for multiple devices, such as smartphones and computer tablets, to ensure only authorized devices have access to corporate networks and resources.
“The increased adoption of smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices accessing corporate networks is a big security challenge,“ said Lawrence Pingree, research director for Gartner. “There is an enormous risk created by untrusted, and often unknown, devices accessing valuable corporate data.”
These security risks associated with personal computing devices in the workplace are keeping corporate IT departments busy. According to SafeNet, a lack of automated and consistent credentialing and control of personal mobile devices can expose networks to data breaches and unauthorized access.
As more consumer devices gain access to sensitive corporate and customer data, IT departments are struggling to balance user productivity demands with the enforcement of adequate security policies.
“Restricting the use of these smartphones and tablets is not a realistic option given the strong consumerization of mobile devices,” Pingree said. “An appropriate method of managing this risk is through authentication capabilities that can further validate these devices for secure access.“
SAM is part of the company’s Fully Trusted Authentication Environment and secures corporate networks through unified authentication schemes, security policies and credentials for employee-owned end point devices while reducing IT management and administration.
“The security perimeter and devices that access it have changed dramatically, forcing organizations to rethink access to networks, especially with regard to mobile devices,“ said Andrew Young, vice president of authentication for SafeNet. “SafeNet Authentication Manager enables our customers to evolve into the future, extending their security infrastructure to keep pace with the emergence of new endpoint devices, ensuring that data remains protected.“