Enterprise Mobility Management Provides Broader Control Than Mobile Device Management Solutions
With the tremendous shift to mobile devices in the workplace—especially personal devices that employees take home at the end of the day—mobile device management has had to expand to more efficient and secure management solutions. The expansion to enterprise mobility management provides a broader spectrum of control and management for both mobile devices and stationary devices (i.e. desktop computers) than previous device management solutions.
Enterprise mobility management addresses the many mobility and network needs of an organization by providing specific mobility solutions tailor-made to an organization, including:
Mobile Application Management
Organizations are more frequently using mobile applications for devices in their networks. They also develop applications for their customers to use. Mobile application management covers app development, a virtual marketplace or consumer app store for users to access the app, comprehensive security policies for the apps, and analysis of application metrics and metadata.
Mobile Content Management
With the ubiquity of BYOD trends, it is important to separate and secure company content from personal content on employee devices. Enterprise mobility management provides specific mobile content management solutions to make sure that company information can be managed separately from personal information on mobile devices. Even better: in the event of a security breach, data can be wiped or checked remotely without affecting the user’s side of the device.
Mobile Device Management
The management of all devices on an organization’s network is an integral part of enterprise mobility management. With mobile device management, details of each device on the network are summarized and available to management. Mobile device management allows for quick and efficient access to devices for device enrollment, configuration, and removal.
Mobile E-mail Management
To ensure that e-mails accessed on an organization’s network are secure, mobile email management can add filters and configuration settings on mobile devices. These secure email settings are enabled while employees are using the organization’s network with their mobile devices.
Mobile Security Management
Enterprise mobility management also provides efficient security management for all aspects of an organization’s mobile network. This provides greater control over the security options for applications, content, devices, e-mail, networks, and users, especially following the growth of BYOD initiatives.
From mobile app development to managing and securing all devices, enterprise mobility management meets the different needs of today’s mobile-friendly workplace.