NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With more and more employees using their own devices to remain active and connected while out of the office, IT management has become more complicated than ever. Large organizations may enforce all sorts of systems on their employees, but among small businesses the situation is dire.
Among small business employees who use their iPhone to access work email, 37% don’t even have a basic passcode on their device (according to a survey of Soluto customers). Furthermore, most or all of the employees at 61% of small businesses with in-house IT, don’t have proper security settings configured on their iPhones (e.g. not allowing simple passcodes like “1234”). The situation is even worse among small businesses that use an external IT services provider, where at 78% of them most or all the employees are lacking such proper security settings.
“The risk here is not that your competitor is sending secret agents with Ninja costumes to steal your phone," said Tomer Dvir, Soluto’s co-founder and CEO. “It’s that your child will accidentally post the contents of a sensitive work email on Facebook. Or that friends at a bar will take your phone to play some practical joke that could have disastrous results. It’s alarming how many people do not think about these trivial situations until they actually occur.”
42% of employees who have an unsecured iPhone configured with their work email think it makes sense for their employers to enforce a password requirement on their iOS device. So, if even the employees who don’t secure their devices see the value in it - why don’t employers use such systems? Because they are complicated. Until today.
Soluto (www.soluto.com), maker of the popular IT management service used by millions, has introduced today its iOS management solution for small businesses, allowing every small business IT and IT service provider to protect and improve the mobile device experience of their employees and co-workers. The new service enables remotely securing devices, wiping devices in case of theft, installing applications, configuring roaming settings and more.
Support up to 3 devices for free (PCs, iOS, or both) or enjoy Soluto’s premium plans starting at only $0.99 per device (PC or iOS) per month. For more information about Soluto’s plans visit http://www.soluto.com/upgrade-now.
Soluto was founded in Tel Aviv in 2008 and debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in May 2010, where it won the show. Since then, Soluto’s IT management service has been used by millions and has gathered numerous awards including top Windows software on Lifehacker, Microsoft Partner of the Year for 2012, Wired 100 Hottest Startups in Europe and more.
In March 2013, Soluto established its first office outside Israel, in New York City, as a hub for its business activity.
We surveyed our user base and Facebook community in the US, UK and Canada to research iOS security practices. We had 698 responses from IT managers and 2,621 responses from people who do not work in IT, 32% of whom have an iOS devices on which they access work email, 53% of whom work for a small business (defined as less than 50 employees).