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The demand for mobility in the current workforce is on the rise, particularly in light of the COVID-19-driven shift to remote working. Today’s businesses are quickly discovering that giving their employees the freedom to work on mobile devices boosts productivity, efficiency, and employee satisfaction too.
However, while mobile devices in the workforce can offer various advantages, they also come with new challenges for business leaders to consider. If your employees can take their mobile devices with them wherever they go, how do you ensure protection over the data and business content when those machines are potentially lost or stolen?
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions give companies the option to control, update, and even wipe devices from a distance. So, which EMM tools are leading the way today?
The Jamf Pro mobile security solution is designed specifically for Apple devices. This technology provides employees and students alike with the tools they need to be more efficient, without risking security. Business leaders can use Jamf Pro to automate various EMM capabilities, all the way from device enrolment and deployment, to the configuration of use policies.
The Jamf Pro system can collect important information about how mobile devices are used, track potential problems with Apple devices, and more. What’s more, it comes with access to many of the leading encryption options on the market today.
Cisco is one of the best-known communication companies in the world. Thus, it makes sense that they would have their own tool available for managing mobile devices. The Cisco Meraki technology makes it quick and simple for businesses to manage mobile devices and PCs from a centralised dashboard.
With Meraki, you can enforce your own device security policies, deploy software updates, and even perform live troubleshooting on devices in real time. The Systems Manager technology also helps you to monitor the health of your business devices too.
IBM’s approach to EMM comes with an artificial intelligence solution built-in, thanks to IBM Watson. In particular, the MaaS360 technology is one of the few solutions in the industry that comes with an intuitive machine learning-enhanced portal that helps you track down exactly how people are using mobile devices in your business.
Furthermore, IBM's MaaS360 enables you to manage a range of OS systems from a single console, allowing IT teams to manage endpoints securely and efficiently. Additionally, there’s also support for IoT devices that use APIs, too, so you can secure everything in one platform.
MobileIron is a current market leader in the unified endpoint management environment. Not only was it mentioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, but it’s also recommended by the Forrester Wave report too. The MobileIron EMM tool is a secure way to handle a variety of mobile devices, from mobile kiosks to point of sale systems and smartphones.
Within the easy-to-use interface, IT departments can manage an entire fleet of devices remotely. There’s also the option to enforce settings that prevent people from jailbreaking their phones and conducting other noncompliant activities.
Designed by leaders in the virtualisation industry, VMware, AirWatch is a device lifecycle management software that helps IT people manage, configure, and support mobile devices both remotely and in-house. This MDM service reduces configuration times and improves employee onboarding with new technology too.
To help protect corporate information, AirWatch offers a host of data loss prevention policies and device security features, like state-of-the-art encryption. Other features include controlling of geofencing policies and app sharing permissions.
Sophos doesn’t just offer an EMM tool; it provides companies with an entire platform for unified endpoint management. With a strong presence in the market already thanks to a range of alternative security tools, Sophos is very well respected for it’s contributions to mobile device protection.
The Sophos Mobile system comes with access to a complete package of MDM capabilities. These include PIN enforcement, remote wiping tools, and options to change various policies to enhance security.
SOTI MobiControl is one of the better-known EMM tools available today, capable of securing, remotely supporting, and managing a host of products from over 150 device manufacturers. In particular, this device management tool makes it easier for businesses to control and manage enterprise devices throughout their lifecycle.
SOTI MobiControl is a robust and comprehensive piece of security software. With a single interface for all of your devices, it's easy to use too. It also allows you to update business security by implementing two-factor and biometric authentication measures.
Citrix Endpoint Management
Citrix Endpoint Management aims to give enterprises complete control of their endpoints through a unified and secure central solution. With Citrix, leaders can quickly and easily manage mobile devices from a distance, as well as traditional laptops, desktops, and IoT.
This software aims to provide organisations with a unified endpoint management service that gives them a handle on not just their BYOD strategy, but their entire evolving workforce. The solution supports all major mobile devices and operating systems.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform
SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers a complete enterprise-grade approach to mobility management in the cloud. With it, business owners and IT teams can control and protect mobile devices and apps from a distance. The comprehensive platform includes tools for mobile device management, BYOD security, and even compliance support with applications too.
SAP allows businesses to secure their organisation’s entire mobile stack from a single environment, with detailed app-level security policies. There’s also the option to remote wipe products, deliver upgrades and fixes, and prevent data errors without having access to a specific phone or device.
Trend Micro Mobile Security
Trend Micro Mobile Security is a state-of-the-art EMM tool that allows you to keep your business safe and secure, no matter which devices you’re using. The system works with Windows, Apple, and Android devices, protected them against a variety of online threats. It also helps you track potential identity theft or phishing scams.
Businesses can use this offering to encrypt passwords and tune up system performance with various enhancement tools. There’s also privacy protection specifically for social media too.
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