By 2020, 42% of the global workforce is estimated to be mobile. The higher proliferation of mobile devices substantially increases the security exposure for financial services organizations, which are already subject to higher data security and compliance standards than most sectors. So what should IT do?
Deploy the Right Device Management Solution
With the growing number of mobile devices in the global financial industry workforce, there's no doubt that IT teams need to have better visibility and control over their security and manageability. But what does device management actually mean and what are the various ways of deploying it?
Mobile device management (MDM) is a type of security software used by an IT department to monitor, manage and secure any type of mobile devices and its operating system being used in the organization.
When MDM is combined with additional security services like mobile application management (MAM), mobile information management (MIM) or mobile content management (MCM), it is collectively referred to as enterprise mobility management (EMM).
Cost-Effective and Secure Device Management
Through a combination of partners, Lenovo brings together comprehensive security and EMM tools, including traditional MDM, MAM and MCM capabilities. Financial industry IT administrators can expand their mobile management infrastructure and more effectively manage the lifecycle of their devices and applications. Small and mid-sized financial firms can ensure policy enforcement, regulatory compliance, patch deployments, data security and lower network downtime by containerizing malicious applications.
- Lenovo and Intel join forces to enable device management at a hardware level - Endpoint devices powered by 8th Gen Intel Core™ vPro™ processors with Intel Active Management Technology offer the only solution delivering out-of-band remote manageability over both wired and wireless ethernet. As a result, IT can remotely manage systems even if they are shut down, or if the OS image is corrupt. They can also use Intel Remote Secure Erase to remotely wipe media and delete encryption keys from compromised or lost devices.
- OS-enabled MDM through Windows 10 Pro on Lenovo Devices - Windows 10 Pro offers two solutions for device management. Microsoft SCCM is meant for a Windows environment only is an on-premise mobile device management (MDM) system - meaning that you host it on your own infrastructure. Alternatively, Microsoft Intune is cloud-based and can be used to manage iOS, Android and Windows devices. It has a wide range of device and application management features; for example, IT admins can prevent sensitive information being copied into personal applications and email.
- Transform OS-enabled MDM to a more comprehensive EMM solution with MobileIron - The strategic partnership of Lenovo and MobileIron ensures secure provisioning and simplifies endpoint device management by incorporating identity, context and privacy enforcement. Data-at-rest and in-motion are secured as it moves between the organization's network, devices and various on-premise and cloud storage repositories.