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4 Apps that Help You Run a Secure Business

  • AUTHOR: Melissa Thompson
  • DATE: 12/17/2014

Apps that Help You Run a Secure Business

It seems like smartphones and tablets are becoming indispensable in the business world each day. With the explosion of mobile devices, security is more important now than ever, and there is no shortage of apps that promise to help keep your personal and business information safe. But how do you wade through all the options? Which apps are the best? Here’s a look at four apps to help you run a secure business.

My Secret Folder

If you use your phone for business, you likely have information on it that you don’t want other people to see. My Secret Folder lets you store photos, videos, documents, contacts and more within a secret, secured app.

The password protected app looks just like an IOS folder, and keeps anything you want hidden away from other eyes. You can even take photos from the app that are stored directly to the secret folder.

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The best part of this app? If your phone is ever stolen, and someone attempts to open this app with an incorrect password, the phone snaps a photo of the user, and sends it (along with the GPS location of the phone) to your e-mail.

Hotspot Shield VPN

Most everyone that has a mobile device today is constantly connecting that device to public wireless networks. Whether it’s the coffee shop, the airport, a bookstore or more, your device is connected to a public network quite often.

Public Wi-Fi networks are a prime target for hackers and thieves. Keep your device and your personal information safe with Hotspot Shield VPN, which makes any Wi-Fi connection secure with encryption.

This app requires little setup and runs quietly in the background. As a bonus, it even allows access to websites that may be blocked on a certain network.

SplashID Safe

Online passwords used to be fairly simple. You had a few accounts that were all fairly easy to remember. But in today’s online society, the average user has dozens of passwords and account to keep track of.

Since passwords are designed to keep private information secure, it’s important to have strong passwords to keep things safe. Unfortunately, “strong” passwords usually consist of a string of numbers and letters impossible to remember.

SplashID Safe lets users not only store online passwords (plus credit card data, account numbers, registration codes, and more), but has a password generator that helps create strong passwords. Everything in this app is stored using 256-bit Blowfish encryption, and the app automatically syncs with the app’s website.

Kryptos

There’s plenty of information and apps about making sure digital information is secure, but what about your actual phone calls? A call made over a cell network is just as vulnerable as any other data, so it’s important to keep those secure as well.

If you frequently use your phone to discuss sensitive information, or if you’re just looking for a little peace of mind, Kryptos allows for secure voice calls (using 256-bit AES encryption) over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks.

To get any of these apps simply go to your mobile device’s app store, type in the name of the app, download and be on your way to a more secure business!

  ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson is a freelance producer and writer at USA Today for the web only video interview series "Your Take." She lives in Utah with her 2 kids and husband.

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