How to enable remote workforce, secure corporate data and reduce mobile threats
Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic can be extremely stressful for both employees and employers. The increase in the number of employees working from home can create several challenges for the company. How do you enable employees who are not used to working remote? How do you quickly give them the tools and applications to securely access corporate data? How can you be sure your corporate data is secure?
According to Global Workplace Analytics, five million employees (3.6% of the workforce) worked from home half-time or more in 2019. There are currently no accurate statistics on how many employees have been working remotely since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is estimated to be increasing and growing by 10X. Companies that did not have a BYOD strategy are creating one quickly. Companies that have had a BYOD strategy are now scaling it beyond the capacity with which it was originally designed. What does that mean for corporate data? For example, new teleworkers will face challenges in enrolling devices in BYOD programs, using new applications, accessing data, and even connecting to the Internet. As a corporation, how do you make it possible for your new teleworkers to do all these things safely and to comply with corporate data guidance? These are extremely important issues that require a robust, unified endpoint management (EMU) platform.
Unfortunately, many malicious actors are taking advantage of the challenges faced by employees and companies around the world. Hackers are aware that many people are working remotely, using potentially vulnerable devices and networks that may be vulnerable to attack, and accessing data that is extremely sensitive. For example, open Wi-Fi hotspots are an extremely easy target for hackers; they are used more than ever, and many home Wi-Fi solutions are not configured securely. The most valuable piece of data that can be obtained is the password.
By using Unified Endpoint Management(UEM), it can help company to protect corporate data, grant secure access to corporate data based on full content, and reduce mobile threats that without affecting the user experience. Besides, UEM provides the ability to secure corporate data on a user-friendly basis and deliver productivity.