Even though 34 per cent think the Bring Your Own Device trend puts companies at risk.
We covered an infographic a few weeks ago that detailed the mobile elite, employees that embrace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes to stay connected to the business at all times.
However, Kaspersky Lab and B2B International report that a third of organisations give staff unmonitored access to company data from their smartphones, which puts them at risk of security attacks.
38 per cent of companies apply restrictions on smartphone use, such as bans to network content, while 19 per cent have a sweeping ban on the use of mobiles for work activities.
But just 11 per cent of companies actively use Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to keep phones and tablets in line with security policies, despite 34 per cent believing devices present a significant threat to the business.
Meanwhile, 23 per cent admitted to losing business data due to the loss or theft of mobile devices.
David Emm, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said; "BYOD is a tricky subject for organisations. Allowing employees the opportunity to use their own devices in the workplace can lead to enhanced productivity and creativity, but can also bring increased risk.
"Rather than applying a blanket ban on the use of personal devices, businesses should look to manage and secure the use of these devices, enabling them to reap the benefits of BYOD without the security worry."