Updated on: January 2, 2020
What is MDM?
Mobile device management (MDM) is a software-based security in the IT industry. It is used for the monitor, manage and provide administration on mobile devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablet computers and other endpoint devices. MDM is also providing you an extra layer of security features for employees who uses end devices. In normal words, we can say controlling devices is a feature of MDM, it does not matter from where we are accessing is in intranet on the internet.
Why is it Popular Nowadays?
MDM is used by many companies to keep a check on business operations and employees ‘activities when they are using their own or company provided end devices for business purposes. MDM can manage and secure mobile devices at work that is deployed across multiple operating systems and different service providers. We can also use mobile devices for performance, management, synchronization and sharing of data files. These days adoption of smartphones and tablets is increasing because the numbers of employees who are working from home or other non-traditional locations are also increasing. MDM is best solution for BYOD (Bring your own device also called bring your own technology (BYOT)
What are the features of mobile device management?
- Remote configuration and monitoring we can to with the help of MDM
- Passwords, blacklists and other security policies enforcement we can implement.
- Passcode enforcement to prevent unauthorized access to the phone
- restrict access to specific data and applications from outside network
- Backup/restore functionality of corporate data
- Logging/reporting for compliance purposes
- Jailbreaking and rooting alerts for users attempting to bypass restrictions
- Remote disconnection or disabling of unauthorized devices and applications
- Device inventory and tracking is possible with it
- App distribution and/or an enterprise app store;
- Remote data wiping we can do with it
- We can make app whitelisting and blacklisting,
Some MDM examples ?
MDM implemented with the use of a third-party product that has management features for particular vendors of mobile devices.
Cisco Meraki:- Cisco Meraki offers the only solution that provides unified management of mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and the entire network from a centralized dashboard.
Intune:- Product of Microsoft used to provide Enterprise Mobility+Security. Intune combines with various Microsoft Azure security and identity management solutions for an updated portal experience although it still contains legacy admin functions.
IBM MaaS360:- IBM MaaS360 is a mobile device management software provided by a world leader in computing technology. … This way, employees can work securely without compromising data and device security.
Hexnode MDM:- Hexnode MDM is a simple and secure Unified Endpoint Management solution adopted by enterprises to monitor, manage and secure the endpoints from a single console.
Soti MobiControl:- SOTI MobiControl is an enterprise mobility management solution that secures, remotely supports and manages Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Windows devices.
MobileIron EMM:- The MobileIron EMM platform was built to secure and manage apps and content across modern operating systems at enterprise scale.
Citrix XenMobile:- Citrix XenMobile is used to provide the mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and online file-sharing capabilities.
VMware Air Watch:- AirWatch, is a product of VMware, provides MDM features for IT administrators to deploy, secure and manage mobile devices.
Scalefusion:-it is providing feature for iOS, Android, macOS & Windows 10 devices used by your employees.
There are numbers of vendors who provide MDM solutions.