Mobile Device Management Technology for Bank IT Networks

“When I go to Starbucks, I just click one button and I’m on the network. Why do I have to go through all these layers of security to get onto our network?” Sound familiar?

Banks have good reasons for their strict adherence to security and compliance regulations. Even so, you can’t afford to limit the productivity mobile access enables. Caught between needing to enable mobile device technology in the workplace and securing data, bank IT administrators are faced with making tough and sometimes unpopular decisions when it comes to mobile device management. To ensure success it’s a question of enabling relevant, secure access across the entire network, while protecting corporate assets and delivering an optimal user experience.

Integrated, Unified Mobile Device Management Platform

Many people think mobile device management is about the end point, but it’s much broader than that. It’s about ensuring consistency of the user experience working from any device. A unified mobile device management platform considers all user policy elements. It focuses on your data, how it’s secured, and how it travels around inside your entire network environment. A unified mobile device management approach delivers the ability to:

  • Automate on-going policy and compliance management by job function
  • Ensure all client data on mobile devices is encrypted and secure
  • Provide visibility into the entire bank IT network across all components  including servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones
  • Maintain auditable tracking of asset lifecycle, inventory, IT policy, activations and compliance
  • Proactively identify, quarantine and (if necessary) remotely wipe lost or stolen devices

An integrated framework such as the Kaseya Mobile Device Management (KMDM) solution extends management to mobile devices. As employees continue to access data and applications on their mobile devices, banks can use Kaseya Mobile Device Management to implement business continuity, accessibility and security policies on those devices.

Key benefits of an integrated mobile device management solution include extension of IT systems management policies to mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android phones and tablets, protection of customer information no matter where it resides or is accessed from, reduction of help desk requests and increased IT efficiency via over the air management capabilities and management of all devices from servers to smart phones from a single pane of glass for consistency and transparency throughout your bank’s IT environment.

Learn more about how integrated mobile device management technology promotes business continuity, accessibility and security for today’s bank IT environments.

Source:
http://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/Infocus/Enabling-BYOD-in-the-workplace.html

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