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Mobile Device Management Security Strategy

Mobile devices, and the data stored on them, are attractive targets for cybercriminals.

In 2020, 97% of organizations had to contend with various mobile threats that used all sorts of attack vectors, and in 46% of these organizations, at least one employee downloaded an infected application to a mobile device. But it’s not just malicious mobile apps that IT teams have to worry about. Data theft poses a significant risk, as more and more people now use their phones for work and making or authorizing payments. With this in mind, properly controlling and securing mobile devices with a mobile device management strategy should be high on the priority list for all organizations.

An Overview

Mobile device management (MDM) is a proven technique and toolset used to secure devices and administer policies on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other endpoints within an organization. With MDM, technology teams can control mobile devices with just a few clicks, giving them the ability to lock, wipe, and trace devices while protecting sensitive mobile data.

Mobile device management software solutions offer numerous capabilities and benefits, such as:

  • Quickly bringing devices under IT’s control
  • Preventing rogue device activity
  • Securing data with encryption and password protection
  • Wiping or locking lost or stolen devices
  • Managing device tracking and reporting
  • Pushing updates, configurations, and applications remotely
  • Providing support for employees who use their own devices for work
  • Troubleshooting devices in real-time

Combat Mobile Threats with MDM

Microsoft offers powerful solutions that organizations can use to manage their mobile devices. Each device under administrative control provides users with an optimally configured experience, providing them with key mobile applications that best fit the needs of their roles and environments —all while safeguarding data from cyber threats.

1. Simplify Device Management with Intune

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based solution that organizations can leverage to manage devices across platforms, regardless of operating system or technology brand. With features such as remote device and application management, compliance and conditional access, app protection policies, and task creation and management. Intune protects data at the application level with mobile application management (MAM) and the device level with MDM.

2. Get Devices Ready with Autopilot

Autopilot is a Windows functionality that provides organizations with the ability to preconfigure new Windows devices so they are ready for employee use. Connecting to a corporate network will auto-enroll supported devices—meaning there is no need for administrative or user intervention. Once enrolled, Autopilot prepares devices for use by automatically installing updates and configuring them to align with organizational policies – a significant timesaver.

Autopilot also helps IT reset, recover, and retire devices—simplifying device lifecycle management for both users and the organization.

What to Expect: MDM with Forsyte

Forsyte offers Proof of Concept and Pilot projects for clients looking to use Intune and the Autopilot feature to protect mobile devices logging into an organization. The deployment of Intune with a managed service provider offers a simplified method of streamlining administrative tasks like deploying applications and granting access to content based on user-defined roles while maintaining the security of employees, clients, and other stakeholders.  

Forsyte helps automate threat detection and mitigation processes for mobile devices within organizations. Users can seamlessly access work applications, data, and files, wherever they go, thanks to regular patches and updates.

Keeping mobile devices secure through mobile device management facilitates productive work and continuous access to necessary information, regardless of geographic location. With MDM, your organization can put the necessary security controls in place to protect your users and data from unauthorized access that could lead to costly data breaches.

To learn more, get in touch with Forsyte IT Solutions today.

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