As more businesses look to adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy they need to ensure the can appropriate govern and administer the devices to minimize security risk, and control access to company related data being stored on a personally owned device. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of mobile devices within the enterprise while simultaneously protecting the corporate network. There are huge advantages of allowing your employees and contractors to utilizing their personally owned computing devices, but the need to efficiently and effectively govern them is paramount.
In modern corporate IT environments, the sheer number and diversity of managed devices (and user behavior) has motivated MDM solutions that allow the management of devices and users in a consistent and scalable way. The overall role of MDM is to increase device supportability, security, and corporate functionality while maintaining some user flexibility.
Common mobile device management features include:
• Device inventory and tracking
• Application distribution and/or an enterprise app store
• Remote wipe of corporate or company owned data
• Password enforcement
• Application whitelisting and blacklisting
• Data encryption enforcement.
GSC IT Solutions partners with industry leading vendors that can assist in deploying an effective, and secure MDM solution.