Windows 10 MDM 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 Windows Information Protection (WIP), Windows 10 enables IT to secure and manage every Windows device while providing a consistent user experience.

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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.

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 Windows Information Protection (WIP), which automatically encrypts business data to keep it secure wherever it travels. WIP adds a critical layer of protection at the file level, which allows security to remain invisible and unobtrusive to the end user. With WIP, 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.

Top 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

    With Windows 10 and MobileIron, IT admins can support a broader range of devices, including BYOD and devices used by remote workers without physical access to them.

  • Efficient enterprise app management

    With an enterprise app store IT can administer and distribute apps faster and more securely than the traditional framework of distributing packages for each application.

  • Multi-OS device management

    MobileIron supports a “single pane of glass” management approach with critical updates distributed to Android, iOS, macOS, Windows 10, and legacy PC clients on any network.

  • Seamless and secure certificate management

    Certificates can be seamlessly deployed the same day wth little or no user intervention, providing a more delightful and secure experience than traditional approaches.

  • Simplified app white and blacklist management

    IT admins can easily define rules to allow or deny applications based on unique file identities, group policy, or user role.

  • MobileIron Bridge

    Unify mobile and desktop operations for Windows 10 using a single console and communications channel

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