remote wipe

remote wipe

To delete data on a computer or mobile device from a remote location. Using the Internet to establish the connetions, the primary purpose of a remote wipe is to remove private data from a stolen smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. It may also delete apps and the OS, rendering the device useless.

The Find My iPhone and Google Apps Device Policy are examples of iOS and Android remote wipe apps. In order to work however, the apps must be set up to always run in the background.


Remote Wipe My Android
Google Apps for Business (G Suite) users can install the Device Policy app on their Android smartphones to perform these functions.
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Select Remote Wipe when a device is lost or stolen to erase all data on the device and to do a factory reset.
But just 63% said they had password protections for BYOD devices, while fewer than half had remote wipe capabilities (49%) or device encryption (43%).
Despite regulations and security concerns, fewer than 60 percent of financial services organizations have remote wipe and encryption capabilities.
These also provide remote wipe option, in case there is no way to recover the device.
Once there he used another device to connect to the internet and accessed a remote wipe facility.
The Amtel software suite integrates mobile device management (MDM), mobile app management (MAM) and mobile expense management (MEM) to allow enterprises to: manage corporate-owned and BYOD devices, secure sensitive corporate data through containerization, remote wipe lost or stolen devices, disable/enable device functions based on geo-fenced location, manage an enterprise-owned app store, blacklist/whitelist apps and manage mobile costs through enforced mobile policies, dispute tracking/resolution and invoice audit and validation.
The Blackphone 2 has a "Brace for Impact" feature, which allows users to remote wipe specific data on the phone.
MDM solutions use these features to allow customers to inventory devices, to conveniently configure them for use by their employees, and to ensure required security by restricting device features and initiating a remote wipe or lock of a device if necessary.
Employers also are encouraged to use a BYOD solution that allows a remote wipe of company data only, rather than forcing a complete wipe of the device that would delete the employee's own personal photos, applications, and other content.
com/blog/five-apps/five-apps-to-wipe-data-from-your-android-phone/; see also Perform a Remote Wipe on a Mobile Phone,
Remote wipe can be used to delete files and geo-location is a valuable tool in tracking lost laptops.
Centrally-managed data protection and data leakage controls including encryption, remote wipe, copy/paste, drag-and-drop, printing, among others
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