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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read this IDC Analyst Connection report to get answers to today’s top questions on mobile security and threats facing the hybrid enterprise workforce. (1.4 MB)
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.
Explore the open cloud approach to mobile security and unified endpoint management (UEM).
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Learn how MaaS360 establishes effective device and user security. (5.1 MB)