Combating endpoint management and security challenges in the COVID-19 era

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The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unforeseen remote work experiment for millions of businesses around the globe. Irrespective of this outbreak, 50 percent of businesses are expected to transition to remote work over the next few years. Now, COVID-19 is accelerating this process, multiplying the surge in demand for remote tools that help sustain productivity and stay connected. However, businesses must also focus on strengthening security to avoid any disastrous consequences. Remote work is here to stay! How prepared is your organization for the new normal?

Here's how Mobile Device Manager Plus can help your business go remote.

Procurement of devices is a challenge enterprises face today, due to the sudden transition to remote work. A BYOD policy instantly enables employees to start using personal devices for work, without having to worry about user privacy.

  • Onboard employees' personally owned devices with user enrollment methods like Self Enrollment and Enrollment through invites or SMS.
  • Boost productivity and engagement by empowering employees to use their preferred devices for work, rather than IT-issued devices.
  • Maintain data integrity on personal devices and secure user privacy by creating corporate containers on personal devices, thereby separating corporate data from personal data.
  • In addition, bring corporate devices under management with fully automated admin enrollment methods that facilitate out-of-the-box enrollment.

On successfully onboarding the devices, the next step is to ensure that they are ready to use. Employees must be allowed to start working immediately, without having to set up the device and configure various settings.

  • Preconfigure basic settings, add email accounts, and skip the initial setup steps on devices to ensure they are ready to be used by remote workers.
  • Create and configure passcode policies that comply with the security standards set by your organization.
  • Improve productivity and secure corporate data by disabling Bluetooth, camera, factory reset, screen capture, screen recording, and other device functions.

Manually validating applications installed by remote employees is quite challenging. However, IT administrators are responsible for distributing and managing the applications that remote employees need.

  • Silently install, update, and delete apps on remotely deployed devices— without any user intervention.
  • Detect and Blocklist non-compliant apps that can disrupt your corporate network or steal confidential data.
  • Test enterprise apps on a smaller subset of devices before distributing them to your production environment.
  • Lock down devices to run a specific app or a specific set of apps with Kiosk mode.

Businesses that have transitioned to remote work must focus on strengthening their corporate network, as it is accessed by workers from various geographical locations.

  • Establish a secure connection between remotely deployed devices and your corporate network by configuring a virtual private network (VPN), or limit the configuration to essential applications using a per-app VPN.
  • Instantly identify and remove high-risk and non-compliant devices accessing your corporate network. Jailbroken or rooted devices might pose network security risks.
  • Configure an enterprise proxy using Global HTTP proxy, and ensure all network traffic is filtered through it.
  • Untangle access management by granting conditional application access to users or devices, providing access only to enrolled devices.

Since managed devices are deployed outside your organization's premises, they are vulnerable to theft and can easily be misplaced. In other instances, the IT administrator may have to troubleshoot issues on certain devices.

  • Geographically locate devices, instantly raise alarms, or mark the devices as lost.
  • When devices are misplaced or stolen, remotely wipe the devices’ data to ensure corporate data security.
  • Identify issues on managed devices by remotely viewing and controlling them. Use chat commands and chat with users to troubleshoot issues in real time.

For employees to stay productive wherever they work, they must be able to access corporate files and collaborate seamlessly from any network. Email accounts and corporate files must be secured, as they contain sensitive data that can be accessed by unauthorized users.

  • Secure sensitive business data on managed devices and external storage drives with enforced encryption.
  • Remotely configure email accounts, impose restrictions, and pre-set configurations on managed devices.
  • Securely distribute, save, and view corporate documents and media files on managed devices. Remotely modify and delete them as well.
  • Prevent users from accessing and backing up distributed documents using unapproved third-party apps.
  • Secure corporate documents and email attachments by ensuring that only managed apps can be used to view, download, or share them.

About Mobile Device Manager Plus

Mobile Device Manager Plus is a comprehensive mobile device management solution, designed to securely manage mobile devices, desktops, and laptops used by your remote workforce. It provides an end-to-end lifecycle management for Apple, Android, Windows, and Chrome devices.

Empower your workforce with the power of enterprise mobility and seamlessly transition to remote work!