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What Is ‘Mobile Device Management’?

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What Is 'Mobile Device Management'?

Smartphones and tablets can be very helpful in business, but they do come with their own set of problems. Employees bringing their own devices to the workplace can save a lot of time and money, but you need to have a mobile device management policy in place.

Mobile Device Management in a Nutshell

Mobile Device Management, or MDM, allows your employees to use their own mobile devices for work, but without the security risks that can bring. This is ensured by using encryption and by giving an administrator control over who accesses what information. Your employees get the freedom to use their devices for work purposes, but without endangering data security. Your data remains as secure as possible while maintaining employee freedoms. MDM is typically part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.

Pros of MDM

• Cost Effectiveness: The fewer devices you have to purchase for your employees, the more you’ll save in procurement. If you go the route of BYOD, an MDM allows for network security.

• Management Capabilities: MDM allows you to oversee the security of any employee device, even remotely, making sure that a device doesn’t let in a threat. It also gives your administrators the ability to make sure work-related applications are installed and configured properly. Admins can also block any apps or users, and remotely wipe any lost BYOD devices to keep them from being maliciously used to access company data.

• Improved Compliance: Some industries have specific standards that must be met to avoid repercussions. MDM solutions help maintain compliance, which gives businesses an advantage in the event of a data breach.

To learn more about how Quikteks can help you with MDM, reach out to us at (973) 882-4644.