The popularity of smartphones in the workplaces has led to an increase in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies. Businesses are now catering to the preferences of their workers as shown in a recent study by Tech Pro Research where 59% of organizations surveyed allow employees to use their own devices for work purposes, and another 13% are planning to allow BYOD use within the next year. Studies have shown that the ubiquity of Apple iOS and Android devices and an increasingly mobile workforce have clear benefits such as increased productivity, cost reduction, and positive worker satisfaction. However, this new office environment of the future bring with it a slew of potential privacy and security issues. Companies are turning to mobile device management (MDM) solutions like Deep Freeze MDM to solve their BYOD concerns.
Keeping BYOD Secure
Managing a large number of mobile devices can be a daunting task for any IT administrator, and BYOD is only set to complicate the matter further for those not prepared with the proper infrastructure. Deep Freeze MDM provides comprehensive mobile device management tools that make it easy to enroll any number of devices and apply a variety of tailored policies best suited for any business setting. Features include the ability to deploy Wi-Fi and WPA2 settings, restrict camera use, enforce password policies, and more.
The complexity associated with managing different mobile device configurations and operating systems can be alleviated by using a Deep Freeze MDM centrally managed cloud-based console to track licenses and configure devices securely. In case of lost or stolen devices, an admin can also track and wipe devices to prevent data getting into the wrong hands. Compatibility issues also pose a significant hurdle to overcome as well as preventing the use of unauthorized apps on a network. With Deep Freeze MDM, an organization can push and manage apps remotely from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and ensure that personal apps remains separate from work data.
Contact us to learn more about Deep Freeze MDM and to make the most out of your BYOD setup.