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When I first saw Mobile Device Management (MDM), I thought it would only apply to phones and tablets, but now that I see laptops are included, I definitely see the need to have a strong MDM department within any business or large organization. Citrix Endpoint Management (formerly XenMobile as referenced in the CEH book) is cloud-based just like IBMâ€™s MaaS360 management solution but also offers a pay as you use it fee so not only do you not have to buy additional servers or infrastructure, it will also not be a large up front cost as the IT team experiments with and initiates enforcement (Citrix). Using IBMâ€™s or Citrixâ€™s MDM solutions would allow the company to remotely monitor all mobile devices, enforce security settings and requirements on all devices, and if lost or stolen remotely wipe all corporate information to avoid data compromise.
Iâ€™ve personally seen a couple companies using a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy to allow their remote workers to use their own laptops and phones/tablets to work while at home and when traveling to the office. From what I could tell it was extremely useful because, as stated in CEH and on Citrixâ€™s website, the employees are more productive since they are already comfortable with their own devices and operating systems. To make this work, the employees had to complete training to follow good security practices and keep their corporate information separate from personal information, required VPNâ€™s while teleworking, and allow their device to be remotely monitored in case of loss or compromise. The most difficult part to guard against would be a disgruntled employee or one that was recently fired because it would be difficult to guarantee that the rules were completely followed.
Citrix. (n.d.). Citrix Endpoint Management – Enterprise Mobility Management Solution. Retrieved June 17, 2019, from https://www.citrix.com/products/citrix-endpoint-management/
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