Windows 10 & EMM | MobileIron

Windows 10 & EMM | MobileIron

Windows 10 in the Enterprise

Windows 10 is a major OS overhaul that unifies device and security management for the modern enterprise architecture by converging separate OS versions onto one platform. With a unified set of MDM APIs and Enterprise Data Protection (EDP), Windows 10 enables IT to secure and manage every Windows device while providing a consistent user experience.


Windows 10 Essentials

  • Unified Platform for the Modern Enterprise

    Windows 10 converges traditional Windows operating systems to allow for security and management through a single, unified platform across mobile, desktop, and embedded products. This unified platform also allows programmers to develop and manage universal apps that can be written once and run on any form factor and screen size. As a result, the application experience will now be the same on a Windows PC, phone, or tablet, which is a huge evolutionary step for
    Windows in the enterprise.

  • Unified Application Management

    Prior to Windows 10, in-house app distribution was fragmented by two different app deployment models. To eliminate this fragmentation, Windows 10 has unified the Windows Store to provide a single app storefront for all Windows apps, including in-house and third-party apps. Now IT can administer all corporate apps through the Windows Store and distribute them over the air through the EMM console. This also means that Win 32 applications will no longer need to be packaged for distribution through System Center — they can be administered directly through the
    EMM console via MDM APIs.

  • Advanced Enterprise Data Protection

    Windows 10 introduces Enterprise Data Protection (EDP), which automatically encrypts business data to keep it secure wherever it travels. EDP adds a critical layer of protection at the file level, which allows security to remain invisible and unobtrusive to the end user. With EDP, no special actions, apps, or locked-down devices are required to meet corporate security requirements. By taking security out of the hands of employees, IT can ensure corporate data is always safe, whether it’s at
    rest or in motion.

Windows 10 and MobileIron Modernize
PC Security and Management

Enterprise IT is facing an ever-increasing level of management complexity. From legacy PC clients to mobile devices running multiple operating systems, admins must juggle more security and management tasks than ever before. Until now, PC management has involved a variety of tools to try to meet all of these requirements. Windows 10, combined with EMM, offers a more secure and unified approach to managing PCs and mobile devices.

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Top Five PC Security and Management
Capabilities of MobileIron

An enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform can help admins manage any Windows 10 device, including PCs and employee-owned or BYOD mobile devices. With MobileIron, admins can accelerate device setup and configuration, simplify app administration, and ensure seamless security across all EMM-managed enterprise devices.

  • Low Touch PC Setup and Enrollment

    In the traditional PC setup model, an admin must physically access the device to enroll it through a high-cost, high-touch PC imaging process. With Windows 10 and MobileIron, IT admins can support a broader range of devices, including BYOD and devices used by remote workers.

  • Efficient Enterprise App Management

    Enterprise app administration using a traditional framework is time-consuming as a distribution package needs to be created for each application which can take days per application. With MobileIron IT can administer and distribute apps faster and with greater security through an enterprise app store. Users can then select which apps they want installed on their PC or mobile device and become instantly more productive.

  • Multi-OS Device Management

    Conventional tools have not been designed from the ground up to manage modern operating systems such as Android, iOS, and Windows 10. This results in a fractured management environment that forces admins to use multiple tools to manage legacy PC clients using one console and support mobile operating systems from another. MobileIron supports a “single pane of glass” multi-OS device management approach with critical updates distributed to devices across the leading operating systems on any network to ensure they are securely managed.

  • Seamless and Secure Certificate Management

    In many cases, it can take weeks or months to roll out security certificates on PCs. In one common approach, the IT admin configures a customized web page or intranet portal where the user’s identity can be verified. The verification process usually requires a few extra authentication steps for the end user which can be challenging for someone without the right technical skills. With MobileIron, certificates can be seamlessly deployed the same day using little to no user intervention, making it a much more delightful and secure experience.

  • Simplified App White and Blacklist Management

    Managing application blacklists and whitelists with today’s PC management solutions requires the admin to specify all the applications through filenames. These configurations then need to be pushed to the device, which is a manual and time-consuming task. In the modern framework, IT admins can more easily define rules to allow or deny applications based on unique file identities, group policy, or user role.