Security Watch: A clean slate is not always the answer

Remotely wiping a device may seem like an essential BYOD failsafe, but is it implemented as often as it should be – or does it really achieve what it sets out to do?

5th October, 2014

The practice of wiping a device is used by some companies as a scare tactic but rarely carried out, according to Dell’s Marcus Lane.

Lane who is the company’s enterprise mobility management EMEA product marketing lead said there are indeed cases where companies “do follow through on an organisational policy” to wipe devices when an employee leaves the organisation, but these remain relatively rare to his knowledge.

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