Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic can be extremely stressful for both employees and the employer. The influx of employees working from home can create several challenges for the enterprise. How do you enable employees who are not used to working remote? How do you quickly give them the tools and applications to securely access corporate data? How can you be sure your corporate data is secure?
According to Global Workplace Analytics, five million employees (3.6% of the workforce) worked from home half-time or more in 2019. There are currently no exact stats on how many employees are working remotely since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but it is estimated to be a 10X increase and growing. Companies that did not have a BYOD strategy are creating one fast. Companies that did have a BYOD strategy are now scaling it beyond the capacity with which it was originally designed. What does this mean for corporate data? New teleworkers will face challenges with enrolling devices in BYOD programs, using new applications, accessing data, and even connecting to the internet. As an enterprise, how do you enable your new teleworkers to do all these things securely and meet corporate guidance around data? These are extremely important questions that require a robust unified endpoint management (UEM) platform.
Unfortunately, many malicious actors are taking advantage of the challenges faced by employees and enterprises around the world. Hackers are aware that many people are working remotely, using devices that may be vulnerable and networks that may be susceptible for attack, and accessing data that is extremely sensitive. For example, open Wi-Fi hotspots are an extremely easy target for hackers; they are being used more than ever, and many home Wi-Fi solutions are not configured securely. The most prized piece of data that can be gained is the password.
MobileIron UEM, MobileIron Access and MobileIron Threat Defense (MTD) can help organizations protect business data, grant secure access to corporate data based on full context, and mitigate mobile threats – without affecting the user experience. MobileIron UEM provides the ability to secure corporate data on a user’s device of choice, which is paramount to ease of use and productivity. With MobileIron Access, a MobileIron secured device can be used as an employee’s identity to securely access corporate data and the password can literally be forgotten. Our zero sign-on experience eliminates a key threat vector and provides ease of use at the same time. MobileIron MTD protects against device, network and application level threats and allows tiered compliance actions. With a 100% adoption rate, all endpoints are instantly protected against malicious attackers with MobileIron MTD.