As new consumer devices have come up these days so there is also an increase in requirement of management to deal with the new applications and data security demands of them.
Nowadays mobile security is highly required to keep our device safe.One of the ways to do that is the Security Container. What is Secure Container? A secure container in relation to mobile security is a legal, genuine and encrypted area of an employee’s device that distinguishes the sensitive official information from the owner’s personal data and apps.
The main use and aim of containerization is to avoid or prevent malware, intruders and other apps from exchanging some data or information with other secured and protected applications and official data. These are the third-party mobile apps which acts as a storage area that is legalised and encrypted by some software and is guided by IT Security rules and policies.
Nowadays recently we see that BYOD (Bring your own device) has increased a lot and so the challenges faced to protect both official data and user privacy has also grown. Containerization is a way in which we can have full control over official applications and data without affecting the users.
So for the securities of devices CSI (Container Security Initiative) was started. This is a bilateral information tranferring system which was started by the US Coast Gueard whi aimed at increasing the heught of security at US ports. So now the question arises that Why using Security Container is necessary? What is the benefit of using this?
According to CSI the benefits of using Security Conatiner are:-
- A very high security is given
- This allows countries to have a connection with there cargos those are leaving there ports ensuring more security.
- It not only provides haigh security to conatiner shipping industries but also to other similar industries.
Now let us know, how to protect the BYOD frontline apps and data? As already said due to personal smartphones, tablets etc. increasing in workplaces, BYOD security rules have also evolved. The frontlines have shifted themselves from the device to the app and data. Mobile devices have automatically undoubtedly entered their way in which business are operated. These devices introduce new security risks and problems that must be understood and actioned upon.
When the personal and official apps are mixed up then how can the organisation remain protected and give the best experience to the employees? When this official information is unmanaged at illegal locations then how organization will check that sensitive data is secured?
The following Microsoft solutions and technologies provide a hold on several levels, giving good amount of coverage. These are:-
- Secure and compliant mobile devices:-
Microsoft Intune protects and handles official apps and data on any personal or official device. Through Intune Mobile device Management (MDM) capabilities, IT groups can make and define Compliance statements to meet specific business need and monitor devices from a single administration console. It also provides IT administrators to install device settings that perform tasks like device lock, stolen or data encryption etc.
- Multi-factor authentication:-
This one is a feature that is made into an Azure Active Directory. It provides an extra part of authentication to make sure that only legal people have access to official application. It doesn’t allow unauthorized people to access the data. It also denies to illegal access to cloud apps, devices or apps to reduce risks.
- Conditional access:-
The health of users and devices those are granted rights with conditional access policies can be reviewed by the Microsoft Intune. The Intune policies checks user and device health by checking the points such as IP range, the user’s group enrolment. During the check Intune blocks the access of user to it until a passcode is set and the device is encrypted.
So, being one of the coolest technologies in IT, Application containerization solves various problems and allows for incredible density and increases and flexibility.