Enterprise mobile security - Overview

Mobile security for a mobile world

Today’s workplace is anywhere. CIOs and CISOs and their teams need a secure mobile workforce, and enterprise mobile security solutions that enable flexible delivery of apps, content and resources across devices. Whether supporting bring-your-own-device (BYOD), choose-your-own-device (CYOD) or a corporate-liable environment, they need strategic options for mobile security threats and prevention, such as risk insights and behavioral analysis, security policy and containerization of mission-critical resources.

Benefits of using our mobile security solutions

Perform real-time AI-driven risk assessments

With Watson®, IBM Security MaaS360® Advisor delivers insights into the risks that may impact your enrolled devices and users. MaaS360 User Risk Management takes these insights one step further by developing a continuously updated risk score for each enrolled user.

Protect critical apps and data with container policy

Containment has been a cornerstone of mobile security since the early days of mobile device management (MDM), and is still going strong today to achieve a balance between user productivity and corporate data protection. Whether it is used for data loss prevention (DLP) or setting up authentication for an enterprise application, MaaS360 has the right container app for the job.

Take direct action with mobile threat defense

IBM Security MaaS360 Mobile Threat Management (MTM) can detect and remediate malware born from suspicious apps before they cause a headache. Through partnership with mobile threat defense (MTD) provider Wandera, these capabilities are deepened by defending against phishing, man-in-the-middle, cryptojacking and other device, network, app and content-based threats.

Platform for enterprise mobile security

Today’s cybercriminals have become more sophisticated, employees handle endless apps, and data has become currency. Enterprises are under pressure to make investments and strategy adjustments using mobile security solutions.


But those aren’t just for smartphones and tablets. Laptops, desktops, IoT, and non-standard devices can be managed just like their mobile counterparts. UEM platforms equipped with AI-driven threat intelligence and remediation must drive any endpoint security conversation.

Mobile security solutions

Mobile device management (MDM)

The basis of any UEM deployment is MDM. While UEM solutions deliver a rich set of security and productivity tools for any device, none of those matter if devices themselves are not enrolled and managed at a basic level. MDM solutions provide the API-based policy, same-day support for all popular operating systems, compliance rules, and app distribution that make up the backbone of any  MDM platform.

Enterprise mobility management (EMM)

EMM solutions represent an evolution from MDM, a midway point to full UEM with a focus on the user experience and data security. Within MaaS360, EMM features include the secure container — an encrypted sandbox installed on user devices equipped with workplace applications—as well as identity tools and mobile app management (MAM) policies for corporate apps.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

BYOD is a corporate policy that empowers employees to be more mobile — to make their world their office. Put simply, BYOD encourages use of personal devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables) to access enterprise data from anywhere. From native containers to developer features such as User Enrollment and Android Enterprise, MaaS360 supports all flavors of BYOD deployment.

Unified endpoint management (UEM)

UEM offers a simplified and consolidated device management approach. It is a culmination of the device policy available in MDM and the data security and identity features provided through EMM deployment. UEM adds to those capabilities, layering threat defense, AI analytics and the management of any device — whether smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop or IoT, using any of the most commonly used mobile operating systems.

Secure mobile app development

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Mobility Success Services

From device procurement and deployment, lifecycle management and Windows 10 migration services, mobility success services help your enterprise deliver increased security and productivity.

The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM Security MaaS360 with Watson

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ study to help IT and security leaders realize, demonstrate and justify the tangible value of their investment in UEM. This report digs into value that threat defense and other mobile security tools bring to a UEM deployment.

Enterprise mobile security resources

Mobile mischief managed

Join this webinar to learn how to thwart the latest attacks and accelerate zero trust with advanced mobile threat defense from Wandera and IBM Security™.

The present and future of UEM: A primer featuring Forrester Research

Chris Sherman, Sr. Analyst at Forrester Research, sits down with Alex Cherian, John Harrington and Ryan Schwartz of the IBM MaaS360 with Watson product management and marketing teams to discuss UEM.

What do you do when every device is mobile?

Learn key considerations for businesses securing their employees’ mobile devices of today and tomorrow.

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