Mobile Devices Management
How is it used?
Mobile devices have provided businesses with great productivity gains but also expose your business to new risks such as having corporate emails and data on these devices. Utilising some of the latest tools we are able to track all your devices in real time and perform tasks such as remote wipes on stolen or lost devices.
Key features of this service include:
- Track and manage all SMART devices in your environment (eg: iPhones, iPads, Androids)
- Automate Network, WiFi, Security, and Email configurations on devices
- Detailed inventory and reporting of devices
- Automatic backup and restore of contacts and data
- Track history and current location of devices via GPS
- Automatically wipe device to protect loss and theft
What are the benefits?
There are several specific benefits of mobile device management within organisations, all of which are centred on protecting the integrity of the company network and the data it contains. Let’s take a look at these specific benefits:
For many organisations, adherence to regulatory compliance standards is a necessity for their business. This requires that security not be circumvented on an unauthorised mobile device and that reporting capabilities allow for network integrity to be confirmed. One of the benefits of mobile device management services is that compliance initiatives can be monitored and tracked through a centralised console.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Support
While traditional technology support may shy away from any device that is not owned by the company touching the network, BYOD has huge cost savings and productivity benefits. In the past several years, many organisations have begun to loosen their grip on policies around employees using mobile devices to access certain data, such as email and calendars. However, attention does still need to be paid to ensuring that company security is not compromised for the sake of efficiency. Properly managing these devices means that no security will be compromised when these personal devices are being used.
Being able to manage users and their devices remotely are huge benefits of mobile device management. By remotely monitoring and managing your mobile devices, you can guarantee the security and health of all mobile devices connected to your network 24/7. Additionally, having remote control over mobile devices provides the ability to remotely disconnect or disable any unauthorized users or applications.
Any applications that are necessary in order for your workforce to remain productive on their mobile devices also needs to be controlled and regulated. Mobile device management provides centralised control to allow for users to install these applications on their devices. The centralisation of mobile device management provides for several additional benefits such as role-based access management and the ability to remove or disable an application if a business process changes.
Security Policy Enforcement
Another one of the benefits of mobile device management is that the same security procedures and protocols that are in place for your organisation will be able to extend to protect the mobile devices on your network in addition to the static ones. This means things such as identity management, password regulations, access limitations, and blacklists will all carry across to mobile devices, so no loop in security protocols will be created.