The shift in technological advancements are evergreen. When you look back, we were using CRT monitors which has now changed and transformed into slim and sleek portable devices called the laptops which helps us to access information and stay connected from anywhere and anytime. It doesn’t end there, when mobile phones were introduced they came out in brick-sized sizes, however, the advancement in technology has made them small yet powerful smartphones.
Mobile devices have created a tremendous impact on businesses and consumers as well. There has been a steady growth in the usage of mobile devices, as more mobile devices are getting connected to the corporate network either as corporate owned devices or as BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices). However, are they secure – IT admins are accountable to ensure that the mobile devices are secure. Mobile Device Management helps businesses to maintain its mobile connected network with perfect protection.
Mobile device Management solutions provide a range of features that covers everything from blacklisting suspicious apps, from remote device management and monitoring and addressing issues on remote systems. It also benefits the organization with content management, instant OS updates, device tracking, data management and remote wipe which are the most critical security controls of Mobile Device Management.
Organizations have two different options for their employees
1. Choose your Own Device
2. Bring Your Own Device
Though IT security policies are enforced and implemented by the IT admins, they do not have a greater control over BYOD endpoints.
Employees tend to download third-party untrusted apps from random sources on their personal devices – this may further give way to hackers to establish a backdoor to gain access to user’s sensitive data causing huge data breaches and other type of cyber attacks.
Mobile Device Management offers Containerization to offer admins an easy way to separate critical enterprise data from personal apps to prevent malicious apps from infecting the main business network. Containerization ensures user privacy, data security, help businesses fall compliant to various protection laws.
MDM provides Content Management to help IT admins to update the documents saved on the user’s mobile device to the latest version to enable the users to provide customers with up-to-date information.
MDM features Email Management to ensure admins organize a proper approved access to enterprise emails.
Remote troubleshooting in MDM helps admins to troubleshoot mobile devices issues instantly.
Mobile Device Management for Android enables admins to monitor and manage Android mobile devices that runs version 2.2 and above. With Mobile Device Management for Android, managing a mobile device is no longer a daunting task. It entitles admins to monitor, control, review, and secure enterprise data on the mobile devices. It also provides effective and sophisticated controls and Android MDM functionalities that includes Device enrolment, profile management, app management, security management, Audits and reports.