5 Best Practices for iOS Enterprise MDM

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Eliminate Containers for iOS Management

In the world of MDM, a container is an additional app designed to serve as a secure location for corporate info such as email, calendars, contacts, and even web browsing. Organizations are drawn to this concept, but in reality, it adds unnecessary bulk to iOS and gets in the way of a good user experience. Containers became popular among some MDM solutions for helping overcome Android security flaws.

The reality is that iOS native apps (Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Safari) are already secure. There is simply no need for a "secure" email container. To preserve the best experience for users, simply use configuration profiles. A profile has the ability to add an Exchange account to iOS, which will in turn provide access to corporate email and calendars.

Enterprise mobility continues to gain adoption as a critical success factor in today's competitive business environment. BYOD and user-choice programs abound, more and more large companies are developing their own corporate apps as an integral component of employee toolkits.

Yet, with the growing number and types of mobile devices in the workplace today, supporting, managing, and securing devices to promote employee productivity and to safeguard corporate assets presents a very real challenge. In this slideshow, Nick Thompson, solutions engineer and area expert at JAMF Software, features five best practices enterprises can adopt to succeed with mobile device management (MDM). The result is less hassle in supporting employees, increased overall productivity and assurance that valuable company assets are secure.

Lead: Adopting MDM best practices can result in less hassle in supporting employees, increased overall productivity and assurance that valuable company assets are secure.


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