Mobile device management and unified endpoint management

Mobile device management and unified endpoint management

Mobile device management is a crucial component of maintaining a stable security posture, but mobile device management and unified endpoint management tools, one of the more difficult areas of cybersecurity is one of the most difficult areas of cybersecurity. The everchanging and growing threat landscape makes security difficult enough, while the lack of control surrounding mobile devices poses an additional challenge for security teams and administrators.

Mobile devices come in various shapes in sizes with equally varying operating systems, further complicating administrator management. For example, most OS allow for remote control capabilities, while Apple only permits remote view.

The most effective way […] Read more

Reflections on Android Enterprise – Part 2

Reflections on Android Enterprise – Part 2

Managed Google Play Account?

Another key feature for companies within Android Enterprise is the use of Managed Google Play Accounts that allows each enrolled device to automatically get a distributed Google Play account that’s managed by SOTI MobiControl seamlessly. No longer is there a need or hassle to create lots of gmail accounts. With this feature, companies can leverage the full potential of the Google Play store by silently pushing any app to the users’ devices and be protected by Google Play Protect.

In the recent releases of Android, Google has focused on the enterprise to make sure all the use cases, […] Read more

What’s best practices for mobile device management?

What’s best practices for mobile device management?

What choice have you made for your corporate devices?

With the rapid proliferation of BYOD devices connecting to the corporate network, organizations must enforce device management controls without compromising the security posture of the business or the privacy and convenience of end users. To achieve a balance between both objectives, organizations can adopt the following best practices:

▪ Implement policies before deploying an MDM solution. The right set of policies should be established to meet the unique technical and business needs of the organization before deploying an MDM solution.

▪ Make device enrollment to MDM solutions easy and convenient. Ensure that no BYOD […] Read more

BYOD Policy Basics: 5 Questions to Help You Get Started

BYOD Policy Basics: 5 Questions to Help You Get Started

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies touch on strongly held beliefs about the boundary between work and home, not to mention security, access to information and personal privacy.

While searching for “BYOD Policy Example” might be a step in developing a good policy, it shouldn’t be the first step. The process of writing a policy requires more than editing a template — it means establishing a lasting consensus on mobile behavior and security.

Here are five key agreements to make before you dive into writing policy.

1. Agree About Who Is on the Team

Regardless of who is driving the BYOD policy process, a team […] Read more

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) : A Beginner’s Guide

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) : A Beginner’s Guide

What is Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)?

In layman terms, Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) is the process to manage, secure and control enterprise-owned and employee-owned mobile devices, desktops, laptops and other endpoints from a single unified platform in a coherent and connected way.

When you say Endpoint, it can be anything from desktop computers (PCs), laptops, tablets, smartphones, printers, scanners, projectors, wearables, to rugged devices, digital signages, mPoS, virtual desktops and so on.

Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) enables business with remote management, configuration, tracking, monitoring, and maintenance of different endpoints (mobile and fixed) that are generally capable of connecting to a network and may […] Read more

What is BYOD (bring your own device) and Why is it Important for Gen-Y Companies

What is BYOD (bring your own device) and Why is it Important for Gen-Y Companies

What is BYOD (bring your own device)?

The term “BYOD” stands for Bring Your Own Device. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture is a growing trend that is being embraced by Enterprises to allow their employees to use their personal devices like laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. for work. This enables the employees to work more efficiently as they are more comfortable using their own devices, be flexible with the time and place they work, and hence be more productive. Additionally, this could save businesses from investing in an expensive process of device distribution

However, the growing BYOD trend has significant concerns related to […] Read more

5 Tips for Securing DeX in Mobile-Only Workforces

5 Tips for Securing DeX in Mobile-Only Workforces

Samsung DeX offers the opportunity for enterprises to take “mobile-only” to the office, by offering a desktop-like experience on a smartphone. When docked with a screen, keyboard and mouse at someone’s desk, smartphones with DeX deliver a desktop-style UI, shifting back instantly when unplugged and carried away.

The possibilities are intriguing for IT managers looking to simplify and reduce the number of desktops and laptops. But DeX raises another question: what about security?

The short answer is, it shouldn’t matter. The smartphone doesn’t change because you stick a keyboard on it, so whatever security configuration and risk mitigation strategy you’ve designed for a CYOD deployment doesn’t […] Read more

Mobile Content Management Software: What Companies Need to Know

Mobile Content Management Software: What Companies Need to Know

With an increasingly mobile workforce, companies are managing expectations of the knowledge workers to access important enterprise information while on-the-go, from anywhere, any device, anytime. Nevertheless, real time information-consumption drives effective, precise and quicker business decisions while enhancing overall customer experience and organizational growth. As enterprises are embracing a mobile-first culture, telecommuting is becoming a fast-paced phenomenon wherein remote and mobile employees need to have real-time electronic access to necessary company data and documents.

What is Mobile Content Management and why it became so important?

According to an IDG Enterprise Study, 82% of people who the company interviewed agreed to the fact employees […] Read more

BYOD in Healthcare: Benefits, Challenges, Solutions

BYOD in Healthcare: Benefits, Challenges, Solutions

BYOD in Healthcare has made inroads into healthcare and this has proven to be impactful and effectual to drive better processes in the healthcare industry. Health-care facilities and hospitals are rapidly moving towards digital transformation owing to testified benefits of BYOD. Technology has been aiding better healthcare through Electronic Health Records (EHR’s), Personal Health Records (PHR’s), telehealth devices, remote monitoring technologies, and mobile health (mHealth) applications. Mobile technology and device policies like Healthcare BYOD have further helped in accessing real-time information and performing prompt actions.

The desktop computers used in healthcare earlier were confined to particular rooms and could be accessed […] Read more

How Android MDM solutions can help schools and Universities

How Android MDM solutions can help schools and Universities

Providing quality education for children and youth is one of the most important priorities of any society. Since information technology is spreading into every aspect of our lives with a lightning speed, it is only natural that educational institutions are willing to evolve and adapt their teaching methods to reach the modern standards and go beyond traditional ways of education.

It is proven that bringing mobile technology into a classroom improves learning efficiency, dramatically increases student engagement, makes the process easier, faster and more fun, promotes innovation and development and brings teaching experience to the next level. Tablets and smartphones are […] Read more