This article looks at:

The emergence of BYOD and how it presents new difficulties for security professionals
How to protect BYOD without an MDM and where typical mobile device management (MDM) solutions fall short
How contemporary technologies, like Unified Endpoint Visibility, provide knowledge of the corporate- and employee-owned devices accessing your apps
10 important factors you should take into account before investing in an MDM solution.

BYOD (bring your own device) is increasingly a standard practise in business. Mobility and the cloud have altered the way we operate. Workers desire unrestricted access to company information and apps from any location and on any device.

A new security difficulty arises when allowing workers to use personal devices for work: how can you be certain that access to corporate apps from an employee-owned device is secure?

Traditional mobile device management (MDM) solutions have been used by security professionals to safeguard distant and personal mobile devices for more than ten years. Yet, MDM solutions have their own set of difficulties. User acceptance of an MDM on a personal device is met with scepticism. They are worried about potential privacy intrusions and poor usability. For user-owned devices, however, admins who lack an MDM worry that they won’t have visibility.

That raises the question of how to reduce the risk connected with a BYOD programme in the absence of an MDM solution.

In this article, we look at 10 factors you should take into account before purchasing an MDM system.

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