Mobile Device Management In Austin

Mobile devices have made it easier and easier to get work done while on the go. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones offer simple ways to share and review data, stay in touch with employees, and more while on the road.

That’s why so much of today’s workforce operates outside the office – they can do so, thanks to a combination of the cloud and mobile devices. By the end of this year, the number of smartphone users around the world is expected to reach 2.87 billion.

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3 Reasons You Need To Harness Mobile Technology

  1. Lower Your Expenses: Having your staff use their own personal devices for work means that you don’t have to pay for the technology they’d be using otherwise. Depending on the size of your business, that could mean potential savings of thousands of dollars that would have been necessary to pay for tablets and work phones.
  2. Improve Your Staff’s Work Experience: Allowing your staff to use their technology also means there’s no pesky learning curve to overcome with new devices. Instead of having to make sure your staff knows how to use the hardware at work, they can simply use the phone, tablet, and/or laptop they’re already familiar with.  
  3. Increase Your Workplace Effectivity: Being able to use a mobile device, managing and executing tasks using the devices they’re familiar with can greatly boost productivity.

However, you shouldn’t try to implement mobile device use in the workplace without a plan…

The Importance Of Mobile Device Management

This type of comprehensive policy dictates how your employees can use their personal devices for work purposes, dictating which security apps should be installed, and what best practices need to be followed.

ICS will help you deploy one for your business. Our Mobile Device Management service will address a number of important considerations:

  1. When And How Mobile Devices Will Be Used. Integrated into your internal network, these devices can be used to access, store, transmit, and receive business data. We’ll put policies in place to regulate how employees use their devices to interact with sensitive data.
  2. How Mobile Device Use Can Pose Risks To Your Data. Our risk analysis will help you identify vulnerabilities in your security infrastructure, and help you determine the safeguards, policies, and procedures you’ll need to have in place. We will conduct assessments periodically, especially after a new device is granted access, a device is lost or stolen, or a security breach is suspected.
  3. Develop, Document, And Implement Mobile Device Usage Policies And Procedures. We’ll deploy policies that are designed for mobile devices and will help you manage risks and vulnerabilities specific to these devices. These policies will include processes for identifying all devices being used to access business data, routinely checking that all devices have the correct security and configuration settings in place, whether or not staff can use mobile devices to access internal systems, whether staff can take work devices home with them, and how you will go about deactivating or revoking the access of staff members who are no longer employed.
  4. Implement Practices For Controlling Which Apps Are Permitted For Business Use.  Maintaining mobile security isn’t just about having the right apps – it means following the right protocols, to eliminate unknown variables and maintain security redundancies:
    1. Review installed apps and remove any unused ones on a regular basis.
    2. Review app permissions when installing, and when updates are made.
    3. Enable Auto Update, so that identified security risks are eliminated as quickly as possible.
    4. Keep data backed up to the cloud or a secondary device (or both).

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ICS Will Manage Your Network Security In Austin

The ICS team can monitor your network 24/7/365 and prevent problems before they interrupt your business or affect your data. Thanks to our monitoring software, we can remotely monitor, repair, and maintain your network to prevent disasters from happening in the first place.

Here’s how to achieve reliable network security in Austin:

  1. Book a meeting with our team at a time that works for you.
  2. Let us assess your network and address any vulnerabilities.
  3. Get back to focusing on your work, instead of worrying about your network performance and cybersecurity.