Mobile devices have become a permanent fixture of the business working environment. 87% of businesses depend upon employees having the ability to access business apps from a smartphone. You should Seriously Consider an Endpoint Device Manager.
Many businesses in North Carolina and the rest of the country choose their technology solutions based in part on. How feature-rich the mobile app might be.
The ability to do things like quickly check a message. Or update a customer record from a smartphone. Increases productivity. It’s been shown that the flexibility mobile devices offer is good for both businesses and employees.
But as beneficial as this flexible mobile workflow is. It’s also not without risk.
Mobile device security is often lagging behind security of other work devices like computers and laptops. Yet mobile devices make up approximately 60% of the endpoints in a company network.
This is because employees will often work from more than one mobile device. They may have a tablet and a smartphone and use both to access business applications and data.
Some of the risks involved with unprotected mobile devices include:
- No antivirus or anti-malware protection
- No control over which devices are accessing company information
- Devices that have an out of data operating system
- Mobile malware & malicious apps
- Mobile devices are much easier to lose or have stolen
- Many companies expect employees to use personal devices, which they have less control over
- Employees may not be aware of the risks of malicious mobile apps
An application that was created to tame the “Wild West” of mobile device use is an endpoint device manager. Using this type of platform can significantly reduce risk and make mobile device administration much easier.
What is an Endpoint Device Manager?
Endpoint device mangers are a platform that is designed to catalogue. And manage all devices that are used in a business workflow. This includes both mobile devices and computers and laptops.
One of the well-known endpoint device managers is Microsoft Intune. It allows you to monitor device access to your business apps and data, and remotely manage those devices.
Instead of being in the dark about which smartphones. or tablets may be connecting to your company server or CRM program.
You have transparency and can see not only which devices are connecting. But who they belong to and their access patterns.
Endpoint device managers basically give you remote access to the “business side” of an employee device being used for work. So you can reduce risk and prevent a data breach, data leakage, or other cybersecurity incident.
Why Should You Consider Using an Endpoint Device Manager?
Here are several reasons to finally get a handle on mobile device use at your office with an endpoint device manager.
Automatically Keep Devices Updated
Devices that aren’t updated with the latest security patches. Leave a big vulnerability for hackers to exploit.
An endpoint device manager allows you to update all devices remotely. Including applying OS updates, software updates, and even installing new business apps for your users.
Apply Company-Wide Security Policies
Even if employees are using different types of mobile devices (Android. Windows, Apple). You can manage their security consistently by applying company-wide security policies automatically to all devices.
Remotely Lock or Wipe Devices
when a mobile device is lost or stolen it can cause Data loss. 70 million smartphones are lost each year. With just 7% of them being recovered.
And endpoint device manager gives you the ability to remotely lock. Or wipe a device that’s been lost or stolen so you don’t risk compromising any company data.
Or allowing a thief access to your data through a mobile app that an employee’s device may already be signed into.
Add and Revoke User Access Remotely
One of the problems with unmanaged mobile device use at a business is that if an employee leaves abruptly. It can be hard to recover business data on their phone. When a cloud subscription remove a user account a delay can occur.
Endpoint device managers allow administrators to add. Or remove device access to company business apps remotely. As well as backup all data from the device that is pertinent to company.
Manage All Your Endpoints in One Place
While mobile devices are definitely a large percentage of your endpoints that will benefit from management. Laptops and computers can use Endpoint device managers.
This makes administration of all employee devices much simpler. Whether they’re related to company or employee.
Admins can force security policies and compliance requirements across all endpoints. While also keeping them all monitored and managed consistently.
Does Your Business Have a Handle on Mobile Device Security?
RCOR can help your North Carolina business streamline an endpoint device management program to reduce risk. Get a handle on employee mobile devices, and improve data security compliance.
Contact us today to schedule a device security consultation. Call 919-263-5570 or contact us online.