Improvements to mobile phone security are helping drive BYOD adoption
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Improvements to mobile phone security are helping drive BYOD adoption

Last year, we took a look at the different technologies businesses use to keep their remote devices safe. In particular, we focused on how enterprise approached BYOD to make sure it was a safe policy to introduce. And now, with businesses increasingly implementing BYOD policies, we've decided to take a look at the security features of the most advanced mobile devices to see how these features are giving businesses the reassurance they need to commit to enterprise-wide BYOD policies.

Huawei P30 Pro

Starting with the most recent release, the Huawei P30 Pro has been another step in the right direction for the Chinese telecom giant after its release of the Mate 20 Pro last year.

Equipped with a state of the art optical sensor, the P30 Pro's in-screen fingerprint sensor is an exceptional biometric security function. By focusing on the lightest and darkest areas of an image and using multiple algorithms to identify patterns on the image's surface, the P30 Pro's optical sensor can accurately read an individual's unique fingerprint and store it as a 2D image. Then, whenever a finger is pressed onto the sensor, it can match it to the 2D image it already has stored. If the two images match up, the device will unlock. The high resolution of the P30 Pro's sensor means that it can quickly and easily unlock the device at higher speeds and with greater accuracy than many other optical fingerprint sensors.

While speed and accuracy are advantageous, the real benefit of the P30 Pro's fingerprint tech is how secure it is in comparison to other forms of identification. Physical attributes such as fingerprints are much harder to fake than identity cards or passes, meaning that, unlike passwords, cybercriminals cannot simply guess them by trying different combinations. By providing such a secure method of authentication, the P30 Pro is well positioned to minimise the fears of businesses wary of implementing BYOD policies.

Besides biometric authentication, Android's latest OS, Pie, also comes fully installed on the P30 Pro. Pie delivers the very latest in Android device operating security, and its intuitive interface comes packed with security features. From allowing employees to sandbox different user accounts to help keep their information secure, to providing encrypted data backups, Android Pie on the P30 Pro is the most secure version of Android on the market today.

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