Use activesync securely
For some time now some of our staff (including me!) have been using their mobiles via activesync to connect to our Exchange 2007 box. Despite having policies in place for data security such as encrypting memory sticks and ensuring laptop hard disks are encrypted the use of mobiles for e-mail has completely passed me by.....
I have now disabled activesync (yep, I'm not popular!) and am now looking at the policy settings and testing them.
My question is, how are others using activesync and what policies (paper ones not activesync!) do you have in place? As for activesync, I know the iPhone can be locked down pretty well with the settings, but what about android, etc? My N900 running Maemo doesn't apply any settings...
It seems a bit daft for us to have policies in place for enrypting data going off site and then allow e-mails offsite with no security!
Its not what your after but if the user looses the phone you can delete the data remotely.
Cheers, I've seen that setting and it's enabled -just setup our techs HTC running Android 2.2 and can see it 'obeys' these settings after asking if you accept them - most polite! It's phones like my N900 that ignore them I'm concerned about.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
To be honest i think you will be stuck with this one. I cant think of any phone that encrypts data.
Although i do have my iPhone set to wipe all data if the passcode is guessed wrong 10 times.
I can't either - might have to live without! It's a case of evaluating all options and coming up with a best effort plan I guess :)
Wow freaky, just been sent this link:
How to encrypt data on your iPhone 4 - IPHONETOUCH.BLORGE
Im not actually sure its encryption though...
Looking at mine i cant see where you do it either.