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BYOD Security: Securing Your Bring Your Own Device Program

Headshot of a woman By Jennifer Warren May 11, 2022

Categories: Bring Your Own Mobile Workforce

Curious about the benefits of BYOD but worried about data security and privacy? You’re not alone. IT leaders are often hesitant about the data security and risk management challenges associated with any device program. That goes double for BYOD security. It’s true that MDM solutions can help alleviate many of these risks. However, administrative burdens, ongoing licensing and policy enforcement often overwhelm internal teams. The good news is, a complete BYOD solution can help streamline security management across all of your devices. 

What is an MDM?

Mobile device management (MDM) solutions are common security tools put in place to secure, monitor, manage and enforce policies on employees’ mobile devices. This security measure is especially important when implementing BYOD programs involving the business use of personal devices.  

With an MDM, employers can set specific profiles that allow customized privileges and set specific access perimeters across device applications. MDMs can also act as a point of reference for critical business information across all devices, corporate provided or BYOD.  

Are BYOD Solutions MDMs too?

Most BYOD solutions are not actual MDMs. However, finding a BYOD solution that integrates directly with your MDM is essential. The right integration can alleviate the licensing and management headaches often associated with onboarding and properly enforcement. Here are some of the ways a successful BYOD solution can simplify the concerns associated with BYOD security:   

Device Security Policies

Mobile device policies are critical components of a successful BYOD program. Along with the profiles set up within your MDM, policies should be set into place outlining acceptable usage and BYOD security guidelines. Just like with any other policy, lack of proper and consistent enforcement makes your policy ineffective.  

A complete BYOD solution can help ensure policy acknowledgment and ongoing compliance management while giving you unified insight. 

MDM Management & Support

Day-to-day management of MDM solutions can be a burden. Not to mention the additional bandwidth required to adopt or migrate to a new MDM system. With an expert BYOD solution provider, you can help alleviate much of that internal burden by allowing your BYOD solution to take over as your MDM project manager, whether on an as needed basis for large migrations, or even full day-to-day management, depending on your need.  

When opting for complete day-to-day management, MDM solutions automate licensing enrollment and take care of follow-up. The right MDM also handles policing based on terminated employee workflows, role-based licensing updates and BYOD security policy changes across all devices. 

Streamlined Programs and BYOD Security

While MDMs provide valuable insight, there are often key data components missing that are essential to proper management of your device programs.  Motus BYOD marries your MDM and BYOD policy data into a single, unified platform. This gives you complete oversight into user’s device program enrollment, policy acceptance history and BYOD security information within one system.  

With our expertise and guidance, MDM adoptions, migrations, and day-to-day management become virtually effortless, alleviating the administrative burden of ongoing licensing and support issues. 

If your company is interested in learning more about how we can help you streamline the security of your BYOD program, Motus is happy to help.  

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