Mobile Device Management
Many companies have moved to a “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) model, allowing employees to use their personal smartphones, tablets, and laptops for work. To ensure your network remains secure while allowing employees a degree of freedom, you’ll need a Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool.
The BYOD model has some advantages, including cost savings on purchasing and replacing technology and eliminating the learning curve for employees. However, there are also some downsides to be aware of.
For starters, there are security risks. Ask yourself:
- Does every device have advanced antivirus software installed?
- Is every device being updated and patched timely?
- Are you confident employees are accessing your network and the internet securely?
There is also the risk of data loss. For example, if an employee is saving company data to their personal device and quits or is fired, how do you retrieve that data? Even if your policy states that data must be kept on the company network, there remains a risk that local copies have been saved.
ACT’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool manages all types of mobile devices. We can remotely encrypt data, disable accounts, and even wipe devices clean of all business data, all without the employee’s involvement.