Windows 8 enables secure mobile working

Thursday 21 February 2013

The advent of increasingly sophisticated mobile solutions means it is easier than ever to work securely away from the office, it has been claimed.

Writing for Conversations by Nokia, Joel Willans said the use of secure smartphone, tablets and laptops has changed things considerably for remote workers.

"You don’t have to worry about leaving sensitive information in plain view on a restaurant table if you’re working from a smartphone," he noted.

Mr Willians said that because security is "a primary concern" for office tech developers, confidential files "really will be for your eyes-only".

The writer added that Windows 8 phones come with hardware accelerated encryption, secured boot, and apps that guard against malware.

In addition, mobile workers have the ability to remotely lock and wipe any device in the unlikely event it is misplaced.

This means that even if it falls into the wrong hands, there will be no sensitive information for malicious third parties to access.

"Plus, the Active Directory Rights Management Services make sure only authorised users can access your email," Mr Willians said.

Posted by Alex Boardman