The increasing penetration of mobile technology has raised the security concerns across the enterprises, especially those having BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) model. The underlying purpose of adopting this model is the improvement in productivity steered by it.
This model allows seamless access to the company’s resources by every user. When combined with Mobile Device Management (MDM), it helps to mitigate the security risks faced by the management.
The Meaning of Mobile Device Management:
Simply put, it is the system for integrating, monitoring, securing, and managing the mobile devices within an enterprise. It optimizes the utilization of resources without posing any threat to the corporate network. Ideally, this system is compatible with every device and works seamlessly on every platform. It can work with any advanced hardware with ease and add/ remove the devices accordingly for enhancing the efficiency optimization.
The Rise of Mobile Security Management:
Mobile Security Management is critical to the success of any enterprise irrespective of its size. It relies on adding endpoint security at the client end. Any company looking for the security of its mobile devices and data accessed by these devices prefers the system combining best practices and improvised product designs.
What Entails Security of MDM?
Before ensuring the security of your mobile device management system, you must understand the prerogative of installing this system. A corporate device, when lost, can pose significant threat to company’s network and data. In such cases, it is critical to locate and lock this device. An effective MDM tool with inherent security features can ensure the same. There must be some advanced features ensuring the effectiveness of this system.
The Essential Features for Security of MDM:
An automated MDM system with inbuilt security mechanism is highly preferable for enterprises adopting BYOD model. It should remove every sensitive piece of information stored in the device. It includes configuration settings, Wi-Fi passwords, sensitive company data, as well as personal documents.
It should have an advanced geo-fencing capability to provide alerts and actions to be taken if the device crosses a geographical limit. It works specifically well for the companies working within certain city boundaries. Also, it should be capable of implementing a VPN for securing communications between the host system and mobile devices. The storage data must be encrypted to prevent unauthorized access.
The boot control system should be secured. Prefer UEFI firmware possessing improved boot control security and trusted platform module to ensure complete security of the device.
Furthermore, a policy-based system can also assure the security of devices owned by the workforce in a BYOD model. It configures the device to automatically lock its setup with a PIN or Personal Identification Number. Once registered, a device will open only after entering this PIN correctly.
The Best Tools for Security of MDM:
Apart from developing Open MDM support on its devices, Microsoft is also offering its unique MDM platform called Windows Intune. This feature enables MDM to get access to a Company Portal after the device is registered by user. This Portal provides a seamless integration and experience for using and managing the data along with policy management.
Another distinguished tool is MobileIron that allows users to see the data monitored by MDM on their iOS and Android-enabled devices. It helps the IT managers in managing the device lifecycle and applications. It prevents the system from accessing the personal information stored in the device unless the data is sent to the corporate server.
Enterprise Mobility management and Mobile Device Management systems are prone to many security threats. In this regard, you can entrust the security of your MDM system to Infognana. We possess the technical expertise to manage enterprise mobility without endangering the sensitive corporate data and network.