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January 14, 2018 | By admin 
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Importance Of Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Mobile Device Management (MDM for short) is the technology used by enterprises for managing various mobile devices (like smartphone, tablets, laptops etc.,) brought into the corporate network by their respective employees. The dangers posed by such mobile devices (example: stolen device, identity theft, disgruntled or rogue employee-owned device etc.,) necessitates the use of device management applications for network security purposes.

What Are Device Management Tools?

While network security is the primary reason behind deploying device management tools, there are other reasons as well. Some of them include: to enhance employee productivity by empowering them to work from anyplace and anytime; to deliver mails, calendar and contacts to these devices (to establish and improve communication); to facilitate VPN connections and remote desktop services etc.,

Moreover, MDM software is also responsible for ‘mobile application management’ as well. Which means they are not only responsible for device management but also for the applications which reside in these devices (like, for example, application sandboxing) that allows them to exert a more granular control over the network security.

Not As Attractive As It Sounds

Although MDM technology sounds impressive and is pretty useful in fields like HealthCare, where doctors and other healthcare professionals increasingly access sensitive patient records using their mobile devices, MDM technology has its drawbacks which make it unattractive. Some of them are:

  • Cost: Most of the MDM tools are heavily priced. This discourages enterprises because they are not usually ready to spend quite a handful of dollars or more on these solutions.
  • Lack of Expertise: Some of the MDM tools are complex. And not all enterprises are equipped enough to handle such sophisticated tools. In other words, some enterprises may lack the technical expertise which is needed to operate these tools.
  • OS Incompatibility: Another issue associated with MDM tools is OS compatibility. And as most enterprises are usually a mix of various OS(es), they choose to stay away from these security tools.
  • Weak Application Management: MDM solutions usually don’t support or not strong enough when it comes to device application management. This is an emerging concept and is incorporated into Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions. Therefore enterprises are preferring EMM over MDM solutions in favor of more granular control.

Why Use Comodo Mobile Device Management (MDM)?

Comodo Mobile Device Management (MDM) all the issues posed by other ordinary MDM tools out there in the market and allows enterprises to take absolute control of the employee mobile devices, paving way for enhanced network security and improved employee experience when using mobile devices to access enterprise networks.

Benefits:

It’s Free! Being a part of Comodo ONE suite of products, it’s available for free! Which means enterprises like you don’t have to spend a penny to use it!

No Technical Expertise Required: The user-friendly interface of Comodo MDM does not demand any security expertise. Almost anyone can use it!

Compatible With All OS(es): Be it Windows, Mac, Android or iOS, Comodo MDM complies with all of them easily.

Includes Application Management: Provides enterprises granular control over the network security by offering application management as well.

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Comodo Device Manager

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