Mobile malware infections continue to rise, as smartphone users fall prey to downloading dubious applications from untrusted sources.

For enterprise IT leaders, the knee-jerk reaction may be to restrict app downloads on corporate-managed mobile devices, but heavy-handed device management risks undermining the core value mobile offers to the workforce.

A more nuanced malware mitigation strategy is needed. Educating employees about the risks of malware and providing regular alerts about trending threats can go a long way to reducing infections. But when incidents do happen, it’s critical to have IT processes in place for early detection and to isolate infected devices.

Learn more about how to step up your defenses against mobile malware.