EMM stands for enterprise mobility management. It's a combination of policies, processes and tools, such as mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), mobile content management (MCM) and mobile identity management (MIM).
Let's take a look at what EMM is, the reasons to deploy an EMM solution in your organization and the requirements that a comprehensive EMM solution should meet.
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is a set of technologies that are designed to manage and secure corporate data on mobile devices, irrespective of whether they are corporate or employee-owned (BYOD). Organizations utilize EMM solutions or software to ensure all required security measures are in place for securing business-sensitive data on corporate and personally-owned (BYOD) devices. Enterprise Mobility Management also improves employee productivity by allowing IT admins to remotely configure apps and data required by their employees.
Enterprise Mobility Management evolved from mobile device management due to a steep increase in the Bring your own device (BYOD) trend. It was no longer enough for organizations to manage only the corporate device, it became equally important for organizations to secure corporate data that was being accessed by personally-owned devices. That's why organizations chose to implement EMM solutions to provide their employees the flexibility of using their personal devices for work.
Enterprise mobile management or EMM combines various device management facets such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM) and Mobile Identity Management (MIM). Every EMM software or tool should atleast have the following capabilities:
Mobile Device Management (MDM) is the basis from which EMM has evolved. It deals with managing the entire mobile device through its lifecycle in an organization. It includes enforcing security policies on the devices, the ability to remotely control devices, tracking the real-time device location and wiping the data and device when lost or stolen.
MAM tools or MAM policies mainly deal with the installed apps instead of the device as a whole. Mobile Application Management (MAM) includes installation, update, configuration and uninstallation of corporate apps on mobile devices. This approach gained popularity with the rise of Bring your own device (BYOD), as IT admins cannot monitor or control the personal devices.
Mobile Content Management (MCM) is another key component of EMM. It deals with securely sharing business-critical documents and media with employees. With MCM tools, organizations can ensure corporate data is accessed only through authorised apps and devices, and is not stored on third-party cloud services.
MIM mainly deals with ensuring the employees are provided with the right level of permissions while accessing corporate data. Mobile Identity management manages access control with Enterprise Single Sign-on capabilities, multi-factor authentication etc.
EMM is essential for organizations that have adopted enterprise mobility to improve employee productivity. Additionally, EMM also helps with:
The major benefit of enterprise mobility is that improves employee productivity by allowing employees to work on the go. But, these mobile devices also pose a threat to organizational security. Their portability increases the chances of device theft, and hence result in data loss or unauthorised data access. Another major cause of concerns for IT admins, is when malicious apps are installed on devices, which could result in a malware attack on the entire corporate network.
EMM enables you to keep security threats at bay, without affecting productivity by managing the devices, apps, content and access. With the help of EMM solutions organizations can blacklist malicious apps on devices, enforce security policies on devices, enable encryption on devices, prevent unauthorised access and sharing of corporate data across all the devices in the organization, and remotely wipe corporate content from lost/stolen devices. This ensures employees can securely access corporate data without having to worry about data loss or theft.
EMM solutions provide a single console to help your organization secure and manage your organization's devices. Whether it's an employee-owned device or a company-owned one, with EMM software/tools, your IT admins can set up, deploy, locate, secure, and manage any device, anywhere. In addition to these, EMM solutions also have other benefits:
EMM software have gained momentum and popularity across various sectors. Deploying the right EMM tool in an organization can help it address the rapidly evolving industry standards. Here's how an EMM solution is used across various industries:
Harness the power of mobility in your organization using Mobile Device Manager Plus, our enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. It provides organizations a unified console to manage and secure multiple device types across Apple, Android, Windows and Chrome. The following features make Mobile Device Manager Plus a holistic EMM tool:
Create geo-fence policies to prevent devices from leaving the organization's premises. In case of lost or stolen devices, Lost Mode can be enabled and devices can be remotely wiped to secure corporate data.
Our enterprise mobility management (EMM) tool is designed for all types of enterprises, no matter the size. You can choose to deploy Mobile Device Manager Plus as an enterprise mobility software, either on your servers (on-premises), or host it on our secure, state-of-the-art servers (cloud).
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