In today’s day and age, mobile devices are the most omnipresent and utilized creations on Earth and have permeated both professional and personal lives of individuals. This increasing presence has led organizations to further their employees’ productivity and ease of managing work by allowing access to internal networks using a device of their choice. These devices could be smartphones, tablets and could be extended to laptops as well. Consequently, corporations expose themselves to risks as devices issued from outside the organizations are allowed access to internal networks. Thus, there arises a need for MDM (Mobile Device Management); which is a term used to signify the administration and management of such devices remotely. With mobile devices entering the fray of delivering multiple services and business needs, the concept of BYOD has also become commonplace, which adds to the security risks faced by enterprises.
Since data is paramount to organizations, access to internal networks via devices situated outside, introduces significant threat of hacking, loss of data, negative publicity, lawsuits and large monetary damages. The root causes of data breaches could be attributed to various reasons ranging from malicious or criminal attacks to negligence by employees/contractors or IT and business process failures. Organizations invest in MDM solutions to safeguard both inadvertent and intentional breaches of their networks while ensuring that employees’ productivity is retained.
What MDM solutions include?
The major objective of MDM is to ensure that personal and professional data present in the end user devices are ring fenced. This is provided by securing the data using latest cryptographic methods within the device. Over the air distribution is the preferred method for installing, configuring and upgrading the mobile devices. Once the software is installed, organizations need to perform continuous monitoring and take evasive measures for ever-evolving threats. Other features include locking and wiping a device in case of thefts and remote troubleshooting.
Leading MDM software also provide the capability to integrate with standard email software such as Outlook, Lotus Notes Blackberry Enterprise Server etc. Offering a standard secure browser to limit security risks, provisioning an application catalog, policy enforcement catering to compliance policies and rules are some of other common features in few of the frontrunner solutions. Increasing demand for SaaS solutions have also led vendors to provide Cloud-based MDM solutions
Seqrite MDM Solution
The SEQRITE MDM solution is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art solution which offers all basic and advanced features enabling companies to defend themselves from malicious attacks whilst not impacting their resource utilization. The solution can be deployed and modulated over cloud within a very short span of time. Its easy enrollment makes the user registration, setup and policy syncing a seamless efficient experience irrespective of the location of the end user. A unified management console enables the organization to view, manage and synchronize all the subscribed devices through a central GUI.
Security management features such as browsing protection, anti-theft features and geolocation tracking, ensures that organizations need not to worry in adverse circumstances and instead focus on revenue generation and output. Other features such as application control ensure compliance in terms of usage of applications and network data monitoring. Seqrite launcher which controls how the devices function within the enterprise equips corporations with the capability to control how the device is getting utilized. Virtual fencing is another important feature of the solution, that restricts device usage and functionality and can be activated based on location, networks and timings. This helps safeguard both data and productivity. Finally, no product is complete without a reporting interface and SEQRITE MDM solution provides comprehensive and actionable reports giving details about all the connected devices.
In a nutshell, Enterprises, irrespective of their size or locations, are moving towards digital and mobile based solutions to serve customer easier and faster. The ever-looming threat of data breaches and hacks makes it a necessity for organizations to ingrain data security in their edifice by opting for leading MDM solutions. With a powerful arsenal of features, SEQRITE MDM offers the winning formula for establishments to focus on productivity and customer service, keeping at bay the potential hazards associated with the use of mobile devices.