Mobile device management must also address privacy issues for both the company and employees as there are legal and compliance complications that can arise from BYOD, especially in certain industries such as healthcare.
Because personal devices are accessing corporate servers and networks, it means the company can access them, raising privacy concerns that employers could monitor how their employees use the internet on their own time and even read private correspondence. The use of personal devices makes it even more important, however, to focus on mobile threat detection that protects their business.
Nevertheless, a mobile device management solution may not distinguish between personal corporate data for the purposes of wiping a device in the event of a security breach, so a remote wipe could delete precious personal memories such as family photos. In addition, location tracking technologies are somewhat ubiquitous on mobile devices today, so organizations would be hard-pressed not to know the location of a BYOD smartphone. Finally, in the event of litigation involving their employer, an employee's personal device may be subject to a discovery request.
Mobile threat detection is more than technology. Your corporate policies and employee behavior should together with any mobile device management solution.