Mobile Device Management: Best Practices for Securing Business Data on Mobile Phones

Mobile Device Management: Best Practices for Securing Business Data on Mobile Phones

Mobile Device Management: Best Practices for Securing Business Data on Mobile Phones

As the use of mobile devices in the workplace becomes increasingly common, the need for effective mobile device management (MDM) solutions is more critical than ever. MDM solutions can help organisations secure business data on mobile devices, ensure compliance with company policies, and protect against unauthorised access or data breaches. In this post, we'll discuss best practices for MDM that can help organisations secure their mobile devices and data effectively.

Choose the Right MDM Solution

The first step in effective MDM is choosing the right solution for your organisation. Consider the size of your company, the number of mobile devices you need to manage, and the level of security you require. Look for an MDM solution that offers robust security features such as device encryption, remote wipe capabilities, and secure access controls. The solution should also be easy to use and integrate with your existing IT infrastructure. At BluBiz Solutions, to deliver and manage any app on any device for you we utilise MDM platforms such as Microsoft Intune and Workspace ONE.

Develop a Mobile Device Policy

A mobile device policy outlines the rules and guidelines for the use of mobile devices in the workplace. The policy should cover topics such as device security, acceptable use, and data protection. Employees should be required to read and acknowledge the policy before using company-provided devices or accessing company data on personal devices. The policy should also be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that it remains effective.

Enforce Strong Passwords and Device Encryption

Require employees to use strong passwords and enable device encryption on all mobile devices. Strong passwords should be at least eight characters long and include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Device encryption helps protect against unauthorised access to sensitive data if a device is lost or stolen.

Implement Remote Wipe Capabilities

Remote wipe capabilities allow administrators to erase all data from a lost or stolen device remotely. This feature is critical in protecting against data breaches and ensuring compliance with company policies. Ensure that all devices that store sensitive data are configured to allow remote wipe capabilities.

Use Secure Access Controls

Secure access controls limit access to company data to authorised users. This can include features such as multi-factor authentication, VPNs, and containerisation. Multi-factor authentication requires users to provide two or more forms of identification, such as a password and a fingerprint. VPNs create a secure connection between the device and the company network, while containerisation separates business data from personal data on the device.

Regularly Monitor and Update Devices

Regular monitoring and updating of mobile devices can help ensure that they remain secure and compliant with company policies. Implement automated processes for monitoring device health and updating software, applications, and security settings. Set up alerts for suspicious activity, such as multiple failed login attempts, and take action to investigate and remediate any security incidents promptly.

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Effective mobile device management is essential for securing business data on mobile devices. By implementing best practices such as choosing the right MDM solution, developing a mobile device policy, enforcing strong passwords and device encryption, implementing remote wipe capabilities, using secure access controls, and regularly monitoring and updating devices, organisations can ensure that their mobile devices and data remain secure and compliant with company policies.

We are a Telstra partner for mobility with access to Telstra’s full suite of mobility tools and products. Combine this with our 24/7 managed services, and we can offer your business the best fit mobile phone solution for you, guaranteeing coverage with Australia’s top mobility provider. At BluBiz Solutions, to best deliver and manage any app on any device for you, we utilise MDM platforms such as Microsoft Intune and Workspace ONE.

Contact BluBiz Solutions for expert assistance in your digital transformation journey towards the right mobility solution for your business.

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