We  now have vendors providing security protection for mobile devices that are connected one way of the other to the company network.  Called DLP for Data Loss Protection, these products usually provide some of all of the following:

1.  Monitor and restrict movement of data off the local network or managed devices using peripherals and removable data storage.

2. Message and File Content Analysis – Monitor and restrict movement of data off the local network or managed devices using network communications channels.  (email, instant messaging, etc.)

3. Complete Device Access Control – Control access by any connectable device including USB, hard drives, flash memory, CD/DVD drives, COM and LPT ports, local or network printers, PCMCIA, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), etc.

4. Policy-Driven Access Management – Control use of peripherals and pluggable devices by creating and applying policies with different access privileges.  (full access, read-only, denied access). Implement “online”, “offline”, “VPN”, or time-driven policies.

5. Access Request Handling Process – Manage device access requests sent by users via email or called in by phone using a built-in workflow.

7. Shadow Copy – Take a snapshot of data that was accessed or moved to/from a connected device–even if it was printed as hard copy using a local or networked printers.

8. Real-Time Monitoring and Reporting – Monitor use of devices and run reports against event logs in real-time.

9. Centralized Installation and Management – Remotely install and update software components, settings, and policies across the enterprise from a single location.

10. Manage all other aspects of data security, including encryption of operational data stores, file servers, and
backups, and lock down email and instant messaging communications.

Thanks to IT Manager Daily and Zecurion
DLP for Tablets