How the Components of Enterprise Mobility Management Work Together
Do you find that more and more of your work is being done on tablets and laptops? In a world that increasingly depends on mobile devices, and with mobile devices becoming more capable of doing what larger machines can do, it may be time to consider your enterprise mobility management plan.
As your employees bring more of these mobile devices into the workplace, you have to lend significant consideration to either banning their use in the workspace, in order to keep your data protected, or creating the infrastructure necessary to keep your network safe. The latter is the likely the better choice, as the use of mobile devices is both convenient and likely to become more prevalent in the future.
Even education sectors need to lend some serious thought, as device policies can be invaluable for student engagement and participation, but risky for security and network management.
Creating Your Enterprise Mobility Management Plan
There are five different components that need to be considered as your craft your enterprise mobility management plan:
Mobile device management applies to your ability to manage mobile devices that attempt to use your network. With a proper enterprise mobility management plan in place, you can limit everything from the sites that are visited to the use of jailbroken/rooted devices to protect your network from harm.
Mobile Application Management is the policy that you have in place to limit which applications can be used while users are on your network. You can impede apps that pose a risk to productivity, monitor the viability and health of an app, and ensure that only secured data is being communicated with the app.
Mobile Collaboration is all of the tools that you use in your workplace to encourage mobile collaboration. This could be anything from Google Docs to business chat apps, like Slack. With an enterprise mobility management plan in place, you can ensure that all communications are secure, while still allowing for invaluable, real-time collaboration to take place.
Secure Containers shields all your data from being stored and transported away from the company network. It disallows protected data from being saved to personal files, provides secure access to confidential data, and keeps employee privacy concerns at bay.
Policy and Configuration Management Tools are perhaps the most critical of all the components. It’s the tools that your managed security providers or your IT team use to keep all other components in good working order. It keeps users accountable by providing explicit rules and instructions for use.
With the help of Verus, you can establish a robust and secure network for mobile devices. Now is a good time, as the use of portable devices is only increasing with leaps in technology.