Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.
Security feature for mobile devices
Remote wipe, also known as remote delete, remote reset or enterprise wipe, is the process of deleting company-relevant data from a mobile device remotely.
IT administrators have the option with remote wipe–usually via mobile device management software or a container app–to “wipe” individual folders or specified areas. In detail, the procedure is influenced by the mobile device itself, the mobile operating system and, if necessary, third-party software such as MDM. In the context of IT compliance, remote wiping can become an important security aspect, for example if a company cell phone is stolen and the company has to fear data theft or other cybercriminal activities.