MERIT Solutions Blog

MERIT Solutions has been serving the Chesapeake area since 1982, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Your Business Needs To Manage Mobile Devices For The Sake Of Its Security

Your Business Needs To Manage Mobile Devices For The Sake Of Its Security

Businesses can benefit from the use of personal mobile devices in the workplace, yet there are also potential dangers in allowing mobile and Internet of Things devices to access your network. In order to reduce these dangers, you need to put some limits and guidelines on the use of such devices in the workplace.

Defining Limitations and Acceptable Devices
In order to avoid your network being used for purposes that don’t apply to your business, you should set limitations as to what kind of devices are able to access it. Take, for example, the Internet of Things. While the security of some IoT devices has been improved, there are still many with no defense of which to speak that pose considerable risk to your network. Limiting network access to devices that can specifically be used in a professional manner can help protect your network.

However, even if devices are allowed in the workplace, they can still serve as a distraction. Assume that each of your employees has a smartphone, laptop, tablet, and wearable device that is in the office with them every day. Not only can these all serve as interruptions and distractions, they can take up valuable bandwidth in the office, reducing the efficiency of the office as a whole. However, you can also limit how many devices each person can have linked to the network at a time, so that strategy can help as well.

Develop An Access Policy
Human error is one of the leading causes of data loss. To help combat the ill effects that irresponsible or abusive mobile device use can have to your business, help your employees to grasp their role in--and their importance to--the company’s success in keeping your network secure. Access policies can assist you in achieving this outcome. Remind your employees of their accountability to the rest of your team by instating password requirements and privacy terms, antivirus expectations, and data loss reporting processes. You could even discuss penalties that they are apt to face if caught using a company device as they are driving.

Using A Mobile Device Management Solution
To truly ensure that your company is not at high risk due to the mobile devices your employees use every day, consider implementing a mobile device management (MDM) solution. MDM applications give you the control you need to ensure your business is protected, allowing you to enforce the device’s proper use and to ensure that all necessary maintenance and patching takes place. Many MDM solutions also allow you to preserve your data security with remote wiping capabilities, should it turn up missing, or worse, stolen.

Mobile devices have been cemented permanently into today’s business-as-usual, allowing for greater productive mobility and job satisfaction. However, they can’t be adopted without preparation and forethought. Cybercrime forces SMBs to keep close tabs on who can access their network and what device they’re using to do so. Want to learn more about mobile device management, and how MERIT Solutions can assist you with yours? Call us at (757) 420-5150.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, 23 October 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Cloud Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Hackers Malware Software Network Security Hosted Solutions Backup google Internet Disaster Recovery Computer Business Continuity Microsoft Productivity Windows 10 Managed IT Services Business VoIP IT Support Innovation IT Services Outsourced IT Hardware Mobile Devices User Tips Business Management communications Mobile Device Management Windows Mobility Efficiency Email Ransomware Productivity Save Money Cybercrime Saving Money Telephone Systems Managed IT Server Smartphone Law Enforcement Operating System Cybersecurity Hosted Solution Quick Tips Android Virtualization Apps Information Technology Recovery VPN Passwords browser Microsoft Office Password Small Business BYOD Data BDR Money Data Backup Chrome Communication Unsupported Software Budget Data Management Facebook Data Recovery Hacking Avoiding Downtime Office 365 Health Miscellaneous Managed Service Provider Social Computers upgrade Wireless search App Proactive IT Risk Management Social Media Cloud Computing Smartphones Government Shortcut Work/Life Balance Wi-Fi Firewall Application Gadgets Current Events Workplace Tips Audit Google Drive Automation Telephony Alert Office tips Applications Private Cloud USB Data Security Save Time Computer Care Going Green Phone System Bandwidth Best Practice Internet of Things Encryption Users The Internet of Things Identity Theft Humor Disaster IT Support User Error Employer-Employee Relationship Flexibility Cost Management Network Gmail Windows 10 Hacker Update Solid State Drive Samsung Antivirus Internet Exlporer IT solutions Spam Wireless Technology Battery Phishing DDoS HaaS Holiday Managed IT Services iPhone Compliance Data Storage Personal Information Television Mobile Computing Transportation Automobile Social Engineering Politics Streaming Media Apple Robot Saving Time WiFi History Cleaning Office Remote Computing End of Support Licensing Laptop Uninterrupted Power Supply Video Games Virtual Reality Google Docs Scam HBO Webinar remote Mobile Touchpad eWaste Music Yahoo Legal Reputation Employer Employee Relationship Data Protection Running Cable IT solutions Server 2008 Advertising Professional Services Analytics Collaboration Ali Rowghani Instant Messaging Trending Keyboard Computer Accessories IT Management Data storage Worker Commute Windows 10s Artificial Intelligence Mobile Device Travel Big Data Nanotechnology Managing Stress Administration Commerce Chromecast WIndows Server 2008 Hard Disk Drive server installation dvd "cannot install required files" Tablets Books Root Cause Analysis Sports stock Scalability Education Colocation Hiring/Firing Hard Drives Vendor Management Patch Management Tech Support Router SaaS NFL Augmented Reality Files tweet How To Administrator Touchscreen Lithium-ion battery Benefits Business Intelligence Outlook Vulnerability calculator Unified Threat Management Word Content Filtering Twitter Access control Relocation Managed IT Service Training Excel Entertainment iOS Upgrades Windows Ink Electronic Medical Records WSJ Point of Sale Exchange PDF Company Culture Regulation Distributed Denial of Service HIPAA Computer Fan altivista Consultant Google Maps OneNote Black Market Smart Technology Screen Mirroring Data Breach SBS Text Messaging Value Sync Dark Web compaq Avoid Downtime Shadow IT Two-factor Authentication Meetings Cast Wearable Technology Document Management Emails Adobe Experience hp Data Loss Settings Marketing domain WannaCry Worker Cache Monitors Microsoft Excel Remote Monitoring File Sharing Storage Thank You Congratulations CrashOverride Safety Software as a Service Emergency

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Recent Comments

Anna Jackson 5 SEO Tools To Get a Google-Eye View of Your Website
15 September 2017
Hello Randall! I was doing very important work but due to your subject I felt better to stay at you...
David Miller Not all project-management tools are right for all businesses
25 August 2017
All the points depicted by you in this blog is v.apt. I love the title of this blog because it says ...