When we say the world is getting increasingly connected, we just refer to the small, handheld device that we carry around everywhere. It would be an understatement to state that the mobile phone is everywhere – it has, in fact, revolutionized life as we know it. Going by a recent survey, the number of mobile phone users around the world is expected to pass a staggering five billion by 2019. Think about it, for a moment, 5 billion!
The proliferation of mobile devices has meant that there has been a sea change in how business is conducted globally. Now, more than ever, mobile phones play a key role in business communication globally – from emails being sent on handheld devices to documents being worked on such devices to video conferencing. More and more companies have had to adapt to this change – one way they have done that is by allowing employees to access internal business networks using their own device. While this concept – known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) – has helped in employee productivity, it has also made businesses more susceptible to the threat of cyber attacks.
The sheer amount of variety when it comes to different mobile devices and the operating systems they run on bring their own challenges. Organizations have to track a staggering variety of vulnerabilities. If you don’t think your enterprise needs Mobile Device Management (MDM), consider the following:
- Easily stolen
By their own name, mobile devices are meant to be mobile. They can be easily carried around anywhere and everywhere. And immediately, there is a risk. Mobile devices can be damaged – either due to weather conditions or physical damage. Even worse, they can be easily stolen with companies’ precious data at risk to be leaked.
- Which network?
An organization’s network security division may be able to regulate what networks their employees access on devices within the company premises. But what about mobile devices? Employees can use devices to connect to many untrusted networks. These networks may not be as secure as the organizations’ networks, which pose a lot of risk.
- Unauthorized applications
The average mobile device can be used to download various bits of applications. While many of these applications are trustworthy, many may not. They may be malware designed to trick users into downloading them. Once downloaded, these apps could authorize personal information from the device to servers controlled by hackers, putting confidential corporate data at risk.
To ensure that organizations keep their data secure, it is imperative that they secure their company’s mobile devices by implementing mobile devices management solution. Network administrators can consider Seqrite’s Mobile Device Management solution, a simple and powerful platform to manage and monitor Android mobile devices within the enterprise. Devices are protected from malicious threats, thanks to advanced features which are mentioned below:
1. Comprehensive Mobile Security and Anti-Theft
The MDM solution is cloud-based and allows administrators to locate, lock and wipe entire data on a device in case of theft. Hence, the organization is protected from data leak even if devices containing sensitive data are stolen.
2. App Management
The App Management feature provides an enterprise app store from where users can download apps, a detailed summary of installed apps and whether they need to be updated. The store is continuously updated with authorized apps being whitelisted and unauthorized ones being blacklisted, allowing peace of mind.
3. Seqrite Launcher and Kiosk Mode
The Seqrite Launcher feature can control the use of apps on the device. It can be enabled to allow only the apps which have been authorized for use within the organization. Kiosk Mode allows the use of only a single app on a device allowing enterprises to restrict device usage to a single application.
4. A Centralized Management Console
Thanks to a centralized management console, network administrators get a quick snapshot of all enrolled devices and policies. This console is a user-friendly, graphical interface for monitoring, configuring and managing connected devices in the enterprise.
Enterprises are moving towards digital and mobile based solutions to serve customers easier and faster. With proper device management, mobile devices can be used to ensure that organization’s information and network are not put in any danger. With a powerful arsenal of features, Seqrite Mobile Device Management offers winning formula or establishments to focus on productivity and customer service, protecting mobile devices from the potential hazards.
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