We live in a mobile-first world. Businesses want flexibility, and 24/7 seamless accessibility to their IT systems. Workers are using an increasing number of mobile devices and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is on the rise. But how can companies move forward with this model while securely managing the devices and maintaining policies?
In 2018 there are going to be some changes to the way we use our data which means that using applications such as EM+S will be a will help to bring your business inline with the new laws. The new legislation, General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR will have an impact on the data that resides on employees personal devices and how employers protect it.
Employers must protect their data and be compliant with the new law, failure to do so can result in fines of 20 million Euros or 4 percent of the annual worldwide income. Although the law doesn’t come into effect until next May, it's a good idea to start protecting your data now. So what are the benefits of using Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security ?
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) is a cloud-based mobile device management solution that unifies access management, device management and security management to give your teams the freedom to work from anywhere, while giving you the peace of mind that your systems are secure, and can be monitored and managed by your IT department.
EM+S is built from a combination of cloud solutions that allow businesses to better manage their mobile devices, apps, and the various user requirements that come with mobile working.
Microsoft Azure - for identity rights management, Microsoft Intune - for mobile device and mobile application management, and Azure Rights Management for document and data security. EM+S shifts PC management from a device-centric to a user-centric model, providing benefits in three core areas;
- Rights management
- Identity management
- Device and application management
So what are the business benefits of EM+S?
1) Work anytime, anyplace
Your employees can securely access company data, applications and software from virtually any device and from anywhere with an internet connection. This empowers your workforce, boosts productivity and creates business mobility.
Single-Sign-On (SSO) provides each user with a single identity which they can use to access all their systems from any device – enhancing productivity and mitigating risk. Multifactor authentication provides additional security through user identity verification.
3) Protect your data
Protect your systems with policy-based access control, remote data and application control. Lost or stolen devices can be wiped remotely. All iOS, Android and Windows devices can be protected and managed. Threats can be identified before they impact your business and files encrypted so that only users with granted access are authorised.
4) Unified environment
Compliance requirements can be adhered to with cross-platform policy management while a single central admin console enables management of user profiles.
EM+S helps you to support modern work styles, delivering corporate data and applications to employees via both personal and business devices, regardless of location.
If you’d like help managing your user’s devices, get in touch with our experts here for advice, or give us a call on 01625 837800.