Today, most professionals bring their mobile devices to work and connect to secure corporate networks. While employers appreciate the increased efficiency and lower equipment costs of this trend, it does come with a set of new considerations for security, connectivity, privacy, and management.
With mobile devices running on different operating systems and service providers, “bring your own device” has led to a need for mobile device management (MDM) solutions. Mobile device management software solutions can be used by an IT department to monitor, manage, and secure smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices that are being used at work.
Doing business without a proper MDM solution is risky. Without it, information on lost or stolen devices is not secure, which means it could fall into the wrong hands. Devices without MDM also have increased exposure to malware and other viruses that could compromise confidential data. When data is compromised, a breach or hacking incident may permanently damage a company’s reputation with consumers and other businesses. Consider the data breach cases that occured with Yahoo, eBay, and Equifax.
There are many MDM solutions available in the market today. While some features will vary, it’s important to be sure your solution has a few essentials, such as: cloud-based 24-7 monitoring, remote configuration and monitoring, password/passcode enforcement, geofencing, restore functionality of corporate data, back up functionality, jailbreaking alerts, remote disconnection, and scalability.
So once you have determined your company’s need for mobile device management solutions, what next? MDM solutions will only succeed if they are executed properly and monitored regularly. Every business has different data-management requisites, so it’s important to choose a solution that works for your company. IMPEX Technologies will work with you to create a top of the line Mobile Device Management solution that combines data and application management for optimum security. Connect with our team today to learn more.