There’s no question that mobility offers a wealth of benefits to organizations, from better productivity and collaboration to improved IT agility and competitive advantage. But as I explained in my previous blog, implementing a mobility program requires careful attention to security. There, I detailed why secure virtual workspaces are the best way to enable users to access corporate resources from their personally owned devices.
Now let’s look at another piece of the mobile security puzzle — preventing security breaches on corporate-owned devices. How can IT keep mobile devices up-to-date and secure, both when they’re in the hands of authorized users and in the event that the device is lost or stolen?
The answer is effective mobile device management (MDM).
A sound MDM strategy will include the following best practices for keeping data from being compromised:
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<p>MDM is becoming more and more important and this is a good blog post.</p>
<p>Good points to consider</p>
<p>To me having a complete MDM option would make life easier.</p>
<p>Anything utilizing a "self-service portal" has my vote!!!</p>
<p>Another area to keep an eye on, and getting more important every day</p>
<p>Remote management is a must.</p>
<p>Enabling user self-service is a great idea </p>
<p>A complete MDM tool would make IT management easier.</p>
<p>definitely puts another spin on things</p>
<p>MDM is one of the tings keeping me up at night. always looking for a better way to handle it.</p>
<p>Email on personal devices is our biggest problem as far as this is concerned.</p>
<p>Very clear and concise points. All about the self service side of this.</p>