In addition to researching device capabilities, carrier services, and aftermarket technologies to help protect mobile devices, analysts advise enterprises to look at advanced handhelds in the same way they have come to view laptops and other technologies from a security perspective.
Sam Bhavnani, an analyst at Current Analysis, contends that organizations should take the best practices they have developed for laptops and port them directly into their smartphone adoption plans.
"This all goes back to the migration from desktops to laptops. There are a lot of common sense implications, and people need to be sensible about creating realistic policies that both protect the data on the device and allow users to tap into the potential of the smartphones," Bhavnani says. "Some people are still scared to go there. They know that adopting these devices will open another can of worms, but creating smart policies ahead of time and building on their laptop experience will be the best ways to foster strong mobile security."
In other words, your best bet for a mobile security framework may already be in place.