That’s right… According to a recent PC Mag article, FrostWire (a popular Peer2Peer application) has taken its talents to Android! This is a big concern for IT Admins. The PC world had more certainty. With free tools like Peer2Peer Terminator, I can watch for P2P applications on my PCs. But what about Android devices? How do I handle this major security risk here?
Luckily, advancements in Mobile Device Management (MDM) have made it possible to meet this challenge head on. Companies like MaaS360 by Fiberlink offer a cloud based MDM platform that provides deep management capabilities of Android, iOS, ActiveSync, and Notes Traveler connected devices. You can view Software Inventory of your Android devices to search for devices with FrostWire (or similar P2P applications). You can also setup application blacklist rules to ensure these apps don’t pose a problem in the first place.
In the end… the game is the same as the PC. Get ahead of the problem before its too late.
Learn more about MaaS360 Mobile Device Management.