17 Aug How to Manage Mobile/Endpoint Security in the Shift to Remote Work
‘The new normal’, ‘the future of the workplace’, ‘work from home with kids’ — no matter what you call it, it’s clear that the typical office environment has changed due to safety precautions associated with COVID-19.
In fact, nearly 43% of full-time American employees say they want to work remotely more often even after the economy has reopened and 20% of employers are discussing options to make this happen.
In a study by Global Workplace Analytics completed before the pandemic, flexibility ranked as one of the highest employer benefits among Millennials with ⅓ saying they would even take a 5% pay cut to have remote options at least some of the time.
As businesses are forced to adapt to mandated guidelines for employees returning to work, plus work to attract and retain top talent, access to a more remote-friendly office becomes increasingly attractive.
In order for organizations to limit the risk of security threats as the workforce shifts to remote, employers must stay vigilant about adopting Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and/or Mobile Device Management (MDM) to aggressively protect their company, employees, and data.
“MDM solutions can bridge many gaps, including patch management from the hardware manufacturers or operating systems — often the first step in preventing any breach. MDM can also ensure your devices have a managed security policy and reports on its overall integrity,” says Jeramy Kopacko for Xaas Journal.
UEM provides management of mobile devices as well as other endpoints like:
UEM is becoming increasingly popular to manage MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) which allows the introduction of bring-your-own-device. UEM can manage devices cross-platform to lockdown hardware, software, data, and management in a single console — an attractive option for organizations wishing to have visibility and control of their devices no matter where their employees chose to work.
“Effective UEM solutions work across device categories, operating systems, and both cloud and on-premises deployment models. They allow the management of the entire device lifecycle, from provisioning through disposal, as well as the real-time management of device configuration and policy deployment” explains BizTech.
UEM/MDM BENEFITS & SOLUTIONS
Although Unified Endpoint Management is relatively new to endpoint computing, Frontier Technologies is proud to provide our partners with the latest innovation in UEM software through IBM.
In a time where speed and agility of moving between remote work and the office environment is paramount, our UEM solutions provide companies with the peace of mind to know that their data — and devices — are safe and secure.
No matter where and when employees choose to work, our solutions consider different devices and platforms to bring cross-platform security and management to IT departments, thus enhancing the scope of device administration and data security.
Not only is having a UEM system a huge internal benefit, your clients and partners will feel confident knowing they are working with an organization committed to protecting their data against cybersecurity threats.
To find out more about how our solutions can assist your organization in cross-platform security through a single touch, schedule a free consultation with one of our industry experts today.