[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/shutterstock_140953405.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”]Whether you provide company phones to your employees or allow them to use personal devices with a good BYOD policy, you want to be confident that your network is secure. When a mobile device is connected to your network, it presents a potential security risk. However, there are steps you can take and systems you can use to reduce this risk.

One of the steps you can take is implementing an appropriate software program to help you manage devices and ensure network and data security. These are just a few examples of software products that might work for you.
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Citrix Mobile Device Management


Citrix offers some of the most robust solutions for mobile device management. Citrix software includes features such as the ability to:

  • Remotely wipe devices in the event of a theft or security breach
  • Disable printing or storage on devices other than the designated mobile device
  • Enable integrated anti-virus protection
  • Control access to apps and data assets
  • Use the NetScaler Access Gateway to access data and apps without connecting the device to the network


Casper Suite for Apple Products


If you want to monitor and track activity on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the Casper Suite by JAMF Software provides a comprehensive solution. Because it is designed specifically for the Apple platform, the Casper Suite is uniquely able to:

  • Maintain a detailed inventory of OS X devices
  • Remotely monitor the health of hard drives and battery levels
  • Automate updates with patch management
  • Distribute software across multiple devices
  • Provide remote tech support to employees in the field
  • Manage end-user preferences from a single interface
  • Manage installation of software, fonts, and other licensed items


Symantec Mobile Device Management


Another major provider of mobile device management solutions is Symantec. It has many of the same features as other solutions, such as:

  • Remote device reset and control
  • Wireless inventory management for hardware and software
  • Remote software deployment and IT support
  • Reporting tools
  • Integration with encryption and device control solutions


There are countless other mobile device management solutions available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Like any other business software, not every solution is the right fit for you. Evaluate multiple options before you decide which one to choose, and make sure you fully understand your needs before you start the search.

The solution you choose will depend on your specific needs, the size of your business, the operating systems you use, and your budget. MelroseMAC can help you identify the best solutions for your needs so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Which mobile device management solution do you currently use?


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