Mobile security: How to secure enterprise mobility

Posted by Luc Pinto-Capelle on May 27, 2019

The Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) model has known a steady growth in its popularity, taking further the management capacities of the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) by including not only the company’s mobile devices but also the laptops and desktops devices within the same solution. The UEM solution allows for increased efficiency, more cost-effectiveness and a better mobile security within an organization, this last point being further improvable through the adjunction of a mobile security solution such as a Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) solution.

 

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Unified Endpoint Management as a time saving, user friendly solution

As an organization develops, the number of its devices grows accordingly, and its IT department could quickly be overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of devices to monitor individually. Through the use of an Unified Endpoint Management solution, these devices can all be monitored through the same platform and issues can be identified and solved much more proficiently, generating huge savings both in terms of time and efforts. The resulting increase in productivity, as well as the optimization brought by the use of a single system rather than plural management solutions for offline and online devices, leads to a substantial increment in cost-effectiveness and profitability.

Thanks to the UEM’s increased consistency, users can expect a seamless experience while switching between devices within the organization, whether these devices be handled as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE). Compared to Enterprise Mobility Management / Mobile Devices Management (EMM / MDM) solutions where users would have to confront with different approaches and behaviors from their devices, the UEM solution offers a coherent and unified experience, greatly benefiting the end user.

 

Enterprise mobility security is a core priority

This unified experience also grants the ability to detect unwanted behaviors more quickly within a fleet, and to face incoming threats with a strengthened aptitude, contributing to an increased enterprise mobility security. However, this does not go without limitations and while the centralized management interface allows for a better view on the situation, other countermeasures are still needed to fend off the most virulent threats and ensure maximum mobile security within the organization.

Mobile Threat Defense solutions are designed to thwart a wide variety of attacks threatening the Enterprise mobility security. These malicious activities will most of time aim at obtaining financial gain or extorting sensitive corporate/personal information through hacking of the target device. As they use a sophisticated, ever evolving array of techniques and schemes, applying the proper countermeasures calls for an equally ingenuous and powerful solution, which is found in the adoption of Mobile Threat Defense.

Mobile security isn’t just a matter of protection against active or incoming threats – like a classic desktop antivirus would do. By constantly interacting with the protected device and enforcing a continuous oversight on its environment, they are able to detect weaknesses and potential dangers to pre-emptively inform the user and start remediation procedures. A well-designed security strategy will take advantage of the ability of Mobile Threat Defense solutions to draw attention towards vulnerabilities and remediate even before the first signs of attack, thus providing a decisive upgrade in the enterprise’s mobile security expertise.

While solutions like Pradeo Security Mobile Threat Defense can run as stand-alone and have some MDM capacities, integrating them with an UEM allows to reap the full potential they offer and interlace the management potential of an UEM with the all-rounded, real-time enterprise mobile security offered by the Mobile Threat Defense.

 

Discover Pradeo’s integrations with major UEM solutions:

 

Related topics:

  • Mobile security
  • Enterprise mobility security
  • Mobile device security
  • MDM security

 

Topics: Mobile Security, Mobile Application Security, Cybersecurity