MDM and MAM – just buzzwords?

Mobile Device Management seems to be one of the newer buzzwords, but what exactly is it and why do we need it?

With every new device and the contentious stream of software updates, mobile devices are getting increasingly more advanced and flexible, allowing the users to access more information and data through e.g. mobile friendly websites, Appstore apps, and even purpose build apps. This of course includes corporate data.

This obviously presents a risk of corporate data finding its way into the wrong hands. Either by accident or theft. In some organizations this risk is unknowingly neglected.

One way to minimize the risk is by simply limiting or removing access to the data – by removing access to Exchange Active Sync, SharePoint etc. However, this is far from ideal, as it limits the productivity and flexibility of the individual employee.

Mobile Device Management solutions allows you to maintain the mobile benefits for the employees while still ensuring a high level of security, even with BYOD devices!

There are many mobile device management solutions on the market and the amount of features varies quite a lot, so it is important to identify exactly what you are trying to achieve, whether it be the basic easy to configure and manage MDM solution that are typically bundled with other software solutions or the standalone full-blown MDM/MAM solution that includes advanced policy configurations, per app VPN, App wrapping and much more.

If you are looking to secure your mobile devices, we can help you though the MDM jungle, to make sure you get the right solution for your organization.

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