1. Keep encrypting. Encrypting data involves two parts, encrypting the stored data and encrypting the data which is transferred over networks. Data transferring over networks can be encrypted easily through SSL encryption on the iPad while with the stored data you must be able to encrypt it and also delete it remotely.
2. Central management. With iOS 4, it is possible to manage the iPad centrally. Setting security policies, creating own app catalogs, locking down and wiping lost/stolen iPads by companies is now possible with the iPad. With the increasing business capabilities of the iOS, the iPad is a serious player in the Enterprise. 3. Differentiate company and personal data. Sometimes it is essential for some companies such as those in the medical or financial sectors to keep their sensitive corporate information isolated from personal data of the employee. There is a possibility where employees carry two devices around, one for work the other for personal use. Luckily, in the iPad there is the possibility of isolating company information from the personal information on the same device. At the end of work, the company data can be deleted selectively thus allowing employees to use their iPad for personal use while the company keeps regulators happy.
4. E-mails can be routed through company servers. The iPad has the capability to synchronise with both personal e-mails as well as corporate email systems. To help with archiving and compliance on the email server you should make sure that the corporate emails are first routed through the company’s server. 5. Better authorization and authentication. On desktops and laptops, companies have issued a two stage authorization system with the use of on-time passcodes, smart card readers and digital certificates. Though, on a mobile device it only involves a user name and a password. However, newer two step security measures have been incorporated on the iPad. These include confirmation messages which are sent to a separate cell phone, VeriSign devices and one-time passwords.
The confirmation message system is a rather interesting system since even if your iPad gets lost or stolen; anybody who wants to access data will also need to have the mobile on which confirmation messages are sent. Of course, don’t lose both your iPad and your mobile because this could get you into trouble!