Vodafone Idea, IBM launch data security management solution

Vodafone Idea, IBM launch data security management solution
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19 Dec, 2019

Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of the telecom company, has partnered with chipmaker Intel to roll out a data security device management solution for enterprises. 

The Vodafone Secure Device Manager (VSDM) is powered by IBM Security MaaS360 and Unified End-point Management (UEM), according to a statement.

The solution will enable enterprises to secure any data leakage through employee smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. VSDM will also provide a managed service model, through which the product can be activated within 24 hours allowing enterprises to secure their data. It is available for large enterprises, government and small to medium businesses with features catering to their specific business needs and policies.

The collaboration will help enterprises with functionalities like containerization, secure access to company apps on the go, ability to push policies, control access to apps while at work, provide content that employees need to be productive while maintaining data security and personal privacy.

“The rising trend of BYOD and increased security threat of data stored in the cloud and transferred over networks highlights the need for a product like VSDM. It will enable organizations to be more productive by ensuring flexibility and mobility to its employees without having to worry about data safety,” Anil Philip, EVP- Products, solutions and partnerships, Vodafone Idea said. Bring your own device or BYOD has long been a pain point for enterprises, given its security risks. 

The platform can be customised according to the enterprise user’s needs. It provides artificial intelligence-based insights and contextual analytics capabilities to proactively defend against malware and other threats.