[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”1_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_image src=”http://www.melroseinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/byod.jpg” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” animation=”off” sticky=”off”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”3_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]If you allow employees to use their own devices at work, having the ability to wirelessly manage them will make it much easier for you to enforce company security policies. Your employees will have the freedom to use their devices without the need to have them physically checked on a regular basis, and you will have peace of mind that your company data is secure.

Modern technology makes it possible to manage virtually any type of device remotely.

How to Wirelessly Manage Mobile Devices

If you or your employees use Apple devices, JAMF software solutions allow you manage them remotely from a single platform. The Casper Suite is a tool that works with any iOS device, including:
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  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • iPads
  • iPhones

Some of the security features you will enjoy with the Casper Suite include:

  • Wipe, lock, or clear passwords from any web-enabled computer if a device is lost or stolen
  • Enforce data encryption requirements
  • Create easy setup for new devices with single-click configuration
  • Distribute apps or e-books to groups that you specify
  • Schedule devices for automatic check-in
  • Search your inventory based on specific criteria
  • Create automatic alerts if devices are out of compliance

Combine Technology with Policy

Of course, all of these features should be used in combination with a clear bring your own device policy. Your employees should fully understand the implications of using personal devices for work, the security requirements that protect company assets, and the consequences of not meeting these requirements.

A good BYOD policy should include:

  • Requirements for password generation
  • Encryption protocols
  • Procedures for ensuring compliance
  • Employee exit strategies
  • Consequences for violating policies

Your employees should be made aware of any monitoring you intend to do, either in person or with remote management software. A good policy should also take employee privacy into account.

Enhance IT Management

One of the benefits of the Casper Suite that IT administrators will enjoy is the ability to remotely deploy apps to individuals or groups. You can also send informational e-books to users for IT training, reducing the amount of time you need to spend with each individual. New device setup becomes a snap with the ability to install previously configured settings at the touch of a button.

If you are considering implementing a BYOD policy at your company, or if you want to improve your existing one, get in touch with MelroseMAC. Our experts can help you create the policy that makes the most sense for your business and identify the software tools to implement it efficiently and effectively. Contact us today to learn more.

How do you currently manage employee devices? Would a single remote management platform make it easier?


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