Mobile Device Management

August 15, 2023

Introduction

Do you work remotely some or all of the time?

Have you ever checked your work email while on vacation with your tablet?

Maybe your job sends you to other states or even outside the country, sending along a company laptop with remote access software.

There are a ton of reasons why you might use devices that let you go online, and even access sensitive projects and work files from anywhere in the world (with WiFi, of course!). You should know, though, that your organization may enforce mobile device management policies when you log in outside of the office.

Why Does Mobile Device Management Matter?

Think about how much work goes into protecting the company network at your job; there’s a whole team of people dedicated to protecting your systems and keeping them running at maximum efficiency! Comparatively, the devices that you carry with you out into the world don’t have nearly as many expert eyes on them, guaranteeing that they are threat-free and running optimally at all times.

As a result, your job may outline additional security measures that you must take when you log in outside of the office. Multi-factor authentication, encryption technology and remote data wiping software canall help prevent unauthorized third parties from logging in through the same remote access technology.

Meanwhile, depending on where you work and what you do, your organization may be beholden to certain regional privacy laws. They might enforce geofencing technology as one measure to comply with regional legislation!

Other Uses for MDM

After the COVID-19 pandemic, remote and hybrid work schedules became extremely commonplace. MDM lets company engineers remotely configure and manage devices, ensuring they are set up correctly, have necessary applications installed, and meet the organization’s standards. They can also manage app distribution and updates whenever it’s necessary in the future, and provide easy troubleshooting if you run into any concerns (excluding hardware problems, of course—maybe someday!).

If your device is lost or stolen, MDM allows organizations to remotely lock and/or wipe the device, ensuring that sensitive data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Conclusion

MDM is a crucial aspect of modern IT and cybersecurity for organizations that use mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, within their operations. It also lets YOU manage your personal devices with ease—if you lose your phone, you can go onto a computer to lock, wipe or search for it.

In this on-the-go, fast-paced world, we all use mobile devices like our phones, bluetooth players and smart technology. It’s important that we can manage the security of our private data, even if we are physically away from the servers or remotely logging into the network. Modern MDM technology not only makes that possible, but it keeps us safe while we do it!

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