The Future is Secure Mobility
By Ralph de la Vega
Industry experts tell us that “mobile is eating the world.” And there’s no denying it. I’ve been at the forefront of this transformation, and I can tell you that it reaches beyond the mobile devices we use.
Software and cloud-based technologies are joining with mobility, and the combination is bringing opportunities we haven’t seen before. But this megatrend is also uncovering risks for many companies.
By 2016, 70 percent of CEOs will list security as a top three business priority, according to the IDC FutureScape report. The fact is that every employee is a potential entry point for cyber-attacks, and businesses can’t afford to have their security compromised.
AT&T’s unmatched set of assets and experience position us to help companies to take advantage of this mobile transformation in a highly secure way. Security is at the core of what we do at AT&T. We have a complete view of our network that lets us help protect our customers across mobile, network and cloud assets.
That’s what services like AT&T NetBond are all about. AT&T NetBond is part of the highly secure AT&T Mobile Cloud platform, which combines mobile, network and cloud security into a holistic strategy for our customers. It provides full flexibility on each end so customers can choose any of the software providers and any of the cloud providers we have a relationship with and in any combination that best suits their needs.
In 2015 you will continue to see our ecosystem grow to include a number of cloud services and applications in a variety of areas. Today, the AT&T NetBond ecosystem includes 11 world-class cloud service providers and is part of the AT&T Mobile Cloud. In fact, just today Sungard Availability Services and Blue Jeans Network joined as our newest AT&T NetBond members. To ensure business resiliency, Sungard AS will manage, backup, and recover data and applications. Blue Jeans Network will give people the tools they need to collaborate over video, virtually whenever and wherever. Both will be accessible over AT&T’s on-demand, highly secure network as companies turn to us to move business to the cloud and use any device.
Mobile is eating the world. The good news is customers now hold the keys with the flexibility to create a mobile environment that fits their needs and protects their assets.