REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced findings from a North American survey on the security risks created by bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in the enterprise. Findings show 73 percent say that BYOD represents greater security risks for their organization, and yet 59 percent still approve the use of personal devices for business usage.
According to MarketsandMarkets, a leading research and consulting firm, forecasts the global market for BYOD and enterprise mobility to nearly quadruple in size over the next four years. Currently valued at $72 billion, MarketsandMarkets expects annual growth of 26.6 percent for a projected value of $284 billion by 20191.
The survey – summarized in a new infographic at Kensington.com which was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2014, found that across multiple B2B vertical industries – including Education, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail and Manufacturing – CEOs, CIOs, CSO, and IT professionals are significantly concerned with how BYOD is impacting the security of their enterprise environments. To address these concerns a number of physical security measures are being leveraged with varying adoption and as many as 55 percent report that they are considering further investments in this security area.
Among the physical security measures being used, the simplicity of using device locking mechanisms is among the most cost effective and reliable solutions an organization can put in place.
Physical security measures in use by survey respondents included:
- 64 percent use employee training and guidelines
- 61 percent use anti-malware and encryption
- 55 percent have employed compliance and governance policies
- 48 percent use data loss prevention and authentication solutions
"With the rapid rise in the use of mobile devices and laptops, organizations need to become vigilant in their ability to protect those devices from the risk of theft or loss that may put critical business and personal data in the wrong hands," said Judy Barker, Global Product Marketing Manager, Kensington. "With the BYOD onslaught, this risk is even more critical. By employing simple and secure device locking mechanisms organizations can easily safeguard their data, their brand and their reputation, with the immediacy they need to avert this threat."
Kensington invented the first lock more than 20 years ago, and consistently introduces new, innovative products and solutions designed to protect organizations' most vital assets — computing devices and confidential data. Kensington's patented slot designs are integrated into over 20 million leading computing devices including Dell®, HP® and Lenovo® for an additional layer of physical security for enterprises worldwide. Kensington's family of physical security accessories, including ClickSafe®, MicroSaver®, SecureBack™, Desktop and Peripherals locking kit, and the industry standard Kensington Security Slot™, is designed to address the escalating demand for protection against loss of devices and data.
Kensington's Master Key Solutions remove the worry of financial data loss by ensuring a more secure office environment to minimize risk and maximize profit. Master Access Solutions offer more control over equipment while safeguarding employees from laptop and data theft. Individuals are allowed access to their own devices, while the IT manager has control of all of the equipment and data.
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Kensington, a leader in smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories is the recognized industry standard trusted by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition, Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice, keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories, carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Kensington is the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
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