Present-day organizations have been following a trend wherein employees can access corporate data using their personal devices, popularly known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices). A BYOD environment provides a win-win situation for both the enterprise as well as their employees through numerous benefits that it offers. However, the uncertainty of enterprise data security is a major concern and employees might not consent to having their devices fully managed. This brings about a necessity to leverage a mobile device management(MDM) solution to enable mobile device containerization. With ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus, BYOD deployments can be managed without compromising on security by leveraging the benefits of device containerization, a feature of MDM.
A work profile is created on BYOD deployments upon enrolling devices using the following methods, also known as the user enrollment methods:
Devices can effortlessly be enrolled and brought under management using the various Enrollment methods offered by Mobile Device Manager Plus. A work profile will be created in Android BYOD deployments upon enrollment. This is possible with Containerization, which is the logical isolation of enterprise data from personal data while co-existing in the same device. The major benefit of containerization is that administrators can only control work profiles which are kept separate from the user's personal accounts, apps, and data.
The work profile notifications and app icons will have a work badge to be distinguished from personal notifications and apps. The following are the benefits of Android containerization offered through MDM:
Another benefit of using MDM for containerization is that, there can exist two versions of any app, inside and outside the container if certain apps are meant to be used for both work as well as personal purpose. The flow of data between both versions is restricted in addition to the transfer of data, in and out of the container.
For managing enterprise-owned devices, provisioning them as Device Owner provides additional features whereby complete device management is achieved. Click here to learn more about other enrollment methods that Mobile Device Manager Plus has to offer.