The same security and privacy tools used to facilitate companies’ bring-your-own-device policies can also be used to secure mobile point of sale systems, according to Alan Dabbiere, chairman of AirWatch, a mobile device management software and services provider.

For example, software allows companies to block an employee’s tablet from accessing sensitive systems if the employee who owns the tablet leaves the company. For a company-issued device used as a POS terminal, software can be installed that remotely wipes application-specific data as soon as a device fails to connect to proper security networks.

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