In today’s modern workplace, you can’t ignore the need for mobility as a business. With the shift to hybrid working, your employees need to be able to work from anywhere, at any time. Mobile devices offer us the flexibility to work in the office, on the go, or at home. We heavily rely on them to do our day-to-day tasks, access our applications and data online, schedule and attend meetings, and collaborate and communicate with our co-workers. However, along with the freedom and flexibility mobile devices offer, come increased security risks and a lot of IT hassle. But this is where Advanced Device Management (ADM) – the life-saver for IT admins – comes in.
Read on to learn why traditional Mobile Device Management isn’t enough in today’s hybrid work environment and how Advanced Device Management with macOS creates a secure, compliant and productive work environment – and takes the hassle out of managing your IT.
What is Mobile Device Management?
Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a software tool to secure and control mobile devices. It helps IT departments to manage and control every business or personal device to ensure compliance, data protection and user productivity. With device management, your IT team can distribute and control security policies to devices accessing sensitive data. It also offers insight into device health and location and allows you to secure devices in case of theft or regulate which applications a user can download to their endpoint.
With the increased demand for remote working over the last years, more and more businesses have adopted MDM to safeguard their data and networks and enhance their employees’ productivity and workflows.
However, typical MDM tools lack essential capabilities such as highly secure and instant access to resources, comprehensive data protection and automation to manage your devices without any fuss. That’s why you need Advanced Device Management, which combines management, deployment and data protection capabilities in one single tool.
Why does your business need Advanced Device Management?
The modern working environment comes with endless challenges that simply can’t be tackled with traditional Mobile Device Management. You need a tool that goes way beyond just managing your macOS devices. Advanced Device Management is one unified solution that offers you complete and hassle-free management of your entire lifecycle without impacting user experience while also allowing you to secure, configure, deploy and inventory your devices. Managing, connecting and protecting your team has never been easier, or more efficient.
App Lifecycle Management
Streamline your app management by easily deploying, licensing, sourcing and updating all applications when and as you need. Decide where to source and host them and how to report on them.
Overcome the hassle of inventory by automating data collection. Enjoy a bird’s eye view on your entire environment and ensure that your users, software and hardware are working efficiently at all times.
Identity and Access
No matter where your employees are, with Zero-Touch Deployment you can deploy your users to any device from anywhere, without having to touch the devices. You can also integrate with Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager to automate device enrolment and user deployment with configured settings, apps, etc., saving you time and offering your users a seamless experience.
Enjoy clear insight into who accesses, your applications and devices, when and where. Knowing that your team has secure access to your systems while doing so effortlessly with one single password gives you peace of mind that your data is protected.
Self-service User Portal
Enhance your team’s productivity with your very own created Self-service User Portal. Your team can access resources, content and apps with one single click, helping you reduce IT tickets and eliminating routine tasks. Plus, give your portal a unique touch by adjusting it to your brand.
Threat Prevention and Remediation
Proactively detect threats such as malware, adware and ransomware to keep your team and business safe. Real-time alerts help you to uncover unusual activity to immediately block, isolate and respond to threats.
Keep your endpoints protected by implementing native Apple security features such as encryption and passcodes, automatically deploying patches, and monitoring activity. Plus, lock or wipe data if any devices get lost or stolen.
Continuously meet compliance requirements by having full visibility into device health through dashboards, real-time alerts and extensive reporting.
Why make things difficult if you can take the hassle out of managing a myriad of Apple Macs?
A hybrid workplace calls for Advanced Device Management if you want to ensure a work environment that is secure, compliant, and productive – and reduce the workload of your IT team through streamlined and automated device management. Rubicon IT can help you set up with Advanced Device Management for your macOS (or Windows if you haven’t made the move to macOS yet) and answer any questions you might still have on the many benefits it has to offer.
Book a free consultation today to find more about Advanced DM for Apple and how it can benefit your business. Rubicon can help you make IT simple.