BYOD Management

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Mobile Devices Management for

Securely leverage the growing BYOD trend

Onboard

Empower employees to enroll devices by themselves.

Configure

Remotely manage only work-related aspects and respect user privacy.

 

Secure

Apply proactive and reactive policies to secure work data.

Retire

Restrict corporate data access on unauthorized devices.

Unified management and security of corporate and personal devices

Secure enrollment across OSs

Let employees identify themselves through two factor authentication when enrolling their devices.

Employ corporate-device-like policies

Provision BYODs with profiles that manage and protect work apps and data just like on corporate devices.

Seamlessly distribute apps and content

Silently deploy work apps for your users and provide secure access to corporate resources through a unified catalog.

Separate corporate and personal data

Separate and encrypt work data to manage only the work profile for enhanced security and privacy.

Enforce data loss prevention policies

Set password policies and restrict sharing via clipboards, screenshots, cloud backups, unmanaged apps, USBs, and wireless network protocols.

Drive BYOD adoption via conditional access

Audit and revoke access to business apps and emails on unmanaged devices and encourage enrollment for secure access.

Implement a BYOD privacy policy

Implement a policy on the collection of data from users and inform them for adherence to compliance policies and regulations.

Encrypt all work-related communication

Set up a VPN just for work apps to secure work data in transit without intruding on user privacy.

Revoke data access

Remotely wipe all corporate data from devices when they are lost and when employees leave the organization.

Strike a balance between user privacy and security

Automate enrollment

Allow employees to enroll devices by themselves after both OTP- and directory-credential-based authentication are completed to establish identity. Group personal devices based on the device type, user grouping, and enrollment method to provision devices with settings, apps, content, and network configurations accordingly.

Containerize corporate data

Secure corporate data without affecting user privacy by containerizing it. Ensure that admins only have management rights over the work container so that the user's personal preferences can remain unmodified. Restrict unauthorized sharing of corporate data between the managed corporate space and the unmanaged personal space through any means, including copy and paste via clipboards. Ensure that malware in the personal space does not affect work data through this separation.

Preserve user privacy

Set up a stringent end-user privacy policy that adheres to both organizational policies and regulationsory by customizing data collection options for phone numbers, locations, and more. Communicate the created privacy policy to end users during device enrollment. Also, hide work notifications on devices after work hours.

Ensure frictionless access to corporate data

Let your users securely tap into corporate resources as needed by configuring a VPN. Configure a per-app VPN and allow users to connect to the VPN service only when accessing corporate apps and websites. Increase productivity by seamlessly configuring corporate connectivity profiles, such as for Wi-Fi and proxy. Automatically authenticate users for all apps at once with mobile single sign-on and certificate-based authentication.

Continually monitor devices for noncompliance

Configure scheduled device scans to detect policy violations and set up remediation steps, such as deactivating the workspace on noncompliant devices. Run Google Play Protect scans to ensure apps are free from malware. Protect the integrity of your corporate data by denying data access to blocklisted apps and websites.

Revoke data access

Remotely erase corporate data from devices while keeping personal data intact when employees leave the organization. Limit the impact of compromised devices by automatically detecting and removing jailbroken or rooted devices from management. In case of device theft or loss, instantly lock the device and wipe the corporate data to prevent misuse.

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We have been using Mobile Device Manager Plus for over a year now, and it has assisted us in staying compliant with our organization's security and compliance policies. We are able to safeguard our customer data, track our devices, and implement policies over the air.

Syed Ahmad Rasool Sr. manager of technology security, Vodafone

Mobile Device Manager Plus is a powerful safeguard against the threat of corporate content coming into the wrong hands. This robust solution enables us to centralize all mobile devices on the same console as a web-portal which is segmented by countries. The access for local IT teams in each country is restricted to the mobile devices in their respective country, ensuring better security.

Abdoul Karim Barry Systems engineer, Microcred Group

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MDM 101: The basics of BYOD explained

  • 1. What is BYOD?

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is the practice of allowing employees to use their personal mobile devices to accomplish work tasks. Corporate organizations have begun encouraging the use of employee-owned devices in the workplace because it allows workforces to seamlessly switch between work and play on the go. It also savesng organizations time and money otherwise spent on procuring devices.

  • 2. What are the benefits of BYOD?

    Permitting employees to use their own devices in the workplace promotes a mobile workforce and boosts employee satisfaction and morale, thereby increasing productivity. When lockdowns were initially announced, BYOD environments allowed employees to quickly turn to their trusty personal mobile devices to get work done, preventing a hit to productivity. Organizations can also save time and money otherwise spent on top-of-the-line devices and the training workforces to use them.

  • 3. What are the risks of BYOD?/ Why is BYOD management important?

    While organizations might want to cash in on the benefits of BYOD management by simply asking their employees to use their personal devices for work, there are a few serious risks to consider. When a personal device is used for work, there can be a lack of separation between personal and corporate files, leading to sensitive enterprise data being mishandled, unintentionally shared with unauthorized personnel, or accessed by malicious apps and foreign cloud services. The risk of data leakage further increases when mobile workforces connect to public, shared, or unsafe Wi-Fi networks and download third-party apps to access work resources.

    With multiple personal devices accessing the corporate network, it is harder to differentiate employee devices from ones used by hackers to steal data. Sometimes an employee's device might be rooted or jailbroken or lacking a passcode, making enterprise data vulnerable to data theft. Additionally, if a device is lost or stolen, or if an employee leaves the organization, it can prove difficult to secure the corporate data retained on the device. This is why proper BYOD management is necessary.

  • 4. What are the challenges in BYOD management?

    While devices in a BYOD environment have to be managed to secure enterprise data, fully monitoring and controlling employee-owned devices can result in employees considering this a breach of their privacy and actively resisting BYOD management. Furthermore, inviting employees to use their personal devices can result in a wide variety of device types and platforms brought into the workflow. It can be difficult to ensure a consistent degree of control over all of those devices. To overcome these challenges, organizations must develop a clear BYOD policy and use a good BYOD management tool.

  • 5. What are the key steps in drafting and successfully implementing a BYOD policy?

    Defining a BYOD policy prior to implementation simplifies BYOD management in an organization. First, the IT team needs to analyze the organization's goals and determine what it wants to achieve from BYOD management. It is important to decide which device types and platforms will be allowed under the BYOD policy and the level of access provided. After this, the workforce's buy-in should be gained by informing employees about the policy, the level of control the organization will have over employees' devices, and the security restrictions that will be applied.

    After a proper BYOD plan is developed, smooth implementation can be facilitated by a BYOD management tool. BYOD management software simplifies device sign-up and allows admins to manage devices from a central server. Once a BYOD policy is implemented, it should be regularly reviewed, and any issues that arise should be resolved.

  • 6. What is the best way to manage devices in a BYOD environment?

    IT teams can greatly benefit from using a mobile device management (MDM) tool for BYOD management. An MDM solution like Mobile Device Manager Plus doubles as a BYOD management tool. This allows IT admins to manage both employee- and enterprise-owned devices from the same console, facilitating the application of consistent security measures on all devices in the organization.

  • 7. How can a BYOD management tool benefit your organization?

    When MDM is used for BYOD management, IT admins can achieve the following benefits:

    • Remote management of various device types and platforms from a single console
    • Quick, simplified over-the-air device enrollment and onboarding, including employee self-enrollment
    • Corporate data containerization to separate work files from personal data
    • Maximized corporate data security through enforcing the required policies and restrictions
    • Secure distribution of the required apps and content to devices, preventing shadow IT
    • Automated detection and removal of jailbroken or rooted devices
    • Exclusive wiping of corporate data on employee-owned devices when they are lost or stolen and when the device users leave the organization
  • 8. What is containerization and how does it help BYOD management?

    Containerization is a feature of MDM that facilitates the creation of a virtual container on devices under BYOD management to store corporate data. Containerizing corporate data clearly separates corporate data from the user's personal apps and data on the device, preventing their mixture. Using MDM tools, this corporate container can be exclusively managed by the organization, leaving the device user's personal files untouched, thereby ensuring privacy. This container can have restrictions applied to it to add a layer of security to sensitive corporate data. It can also be wiped when the employee leaves the organization and if the device is lost, ensuring that unauthorized people cannot access the corporate data.