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Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing MDMBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Thursday, April 25, 2019
The previous decade has brought a massive influx of mobile technology into the workplace through corporate device programs and personal device policies. A growing number of firms are choosing to allow their employees to gain access to their corporate email, corporate intranet. This enables far more flexibility for employees to be productive, but it also presents potential security challenges. Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a solution that CAN help with this dilemma. It streamlines issuing mobile phones while ensuring mobile devices across the enterprise remain safe. But there are some common mistakes to take note of when an organization implements this solution.
An MDM solution encourages businesses to employ mobile device policies that assist in keeping the networks and data secure, keeping employees on task, and control device and app use. It is a vital need that businesses require a corporate mobility policy that states which devices can be used, and the mobile applications employees need to perform their jobs and accurately what employees can access. Implementing MDM with unclear strategies will create chaos and affect effectiveness.
Business professionals state that when it comes to deploying an MDM solution, they have to sacrifice mobile device security to meet business objectives. Leading MDM solutions to enforce passcode, identity verification, and data loss prevention, but are making these security features as user-friendly as possible.
Leaving users uneducated about how the solution supports corporate policies is a fatal mobile device management mistake. Businesses also need to develop and communicate consequences for noncompliance with the policies and enforce them. Firmware updates enable new features and continued security; hence one need to evaluate updates, make sure critical security patches are completed.
A perfectly executed mobile device management of today won’t be sufficient for tomorrow. There will always be the addition of new devices, new applications, updates, new security threats, new business processes and more to address. Hence periodically reviewing the mobile device policies and MDM solution configuration can make sure it is optimized and keeping the network and data security.