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10 Things to Consider Before Buying an MDM Solution

This guide examines:

  • The rise of bring your own device (BYOD) and how it creates new challenges for security practitioners
  • Where traditional mobile device management (MDM) solutions fall short and how to secure BYOD without an MDM
  • How modern solutions including Unified Endpoint Visibility give insight into which devices (employee- and corporate-owned) are accessing your applications
  • 10 key things you should consider before you spend money on an MDM solution

Bring your own device (BYOD) is now part of doing business. Cloud and mobility have changed the way we work. Employees want access to corporate applications and data at any time, from anywhere and from whatever device they choose.

Allowing employees to use personal devices for work presents a unique security challenge: how can you be sure that access to corporate applications from an employee-owned device is secure?

For more than a decade, security practitioners have used traditional mobile device management (MDM) solutions to secure remote and personal mobile devices. MDM solutions, however, come with their own challenges. Users are skeptical about allowing an MDM on a personal device. They’re concerned about potential invasions of privacy and limited usability. But admins without an MDM on user-owned devices fear they’ll lack visibility.

It begs the question: how do you minimize the risk associated with a BYOD program without an MDM solution?

In this guide, we examine 10 things you should consider before buying an MDM solution.

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