These days, mobile devices are integral to the way we work, and many employees spend their days switching between their phones and their computers. While most organizations have a robust cybersecurity strategy in place to protect their laptops and corporate networks, mobile devices are often left underprotected. And that’s a big problem because mobile devices are frequently faced with risks like phishing attacks and operating system vulnerabilities.
When organizations were forced to shift to remote work during the pandemic, they needed a quick-fix solution that would enable their remote employees to securely access work resources. For many, this solution came in the form of VPNs. However, VPNs were not designed for the bring your own device (BYOD) and cloud app security use cases. While VPNs can provide remote access, it may come as a surprise that they fall short when it comes to security.