Three Apps to Secure Smartphones for Professional Use

by July 27, 2014 0 comments

Most employers are now allowing employees to bring their devices in the office for work but the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept raises security risks. Also, employers could face problems when an employee moves out. Bringing the concept into exercise is possible with the help of apps that will enhance the security as well as add admin control to manage devices remotely.

Kaseya BYOD Suite
One of the apps that enables secure browsing, documentation, and email. This suite has MDM capability that extends robust IT policies and automated configuration settings. It treats devices as computers rather than phones. The app allows employers to use MDM to implement business continuity, accessibility and security policies on those devices and allows employees to access business data on their devices. Once the app is installed and configured on the devices, users would get access to browse the internet, store docs and send & receive emails securely.
Kaseya mobile app allows organizations to manage mobile devices from the Kaseya IT Automation Framework as desktops, laptops and servers. The central Kaseya dashboard offers facility to update and back-up mobile devices. An administrator can manage apps on the devices and maintain a catalog of required apps and a list of banned apps. In addition, an organization can track the device in case of stolen/ lost and lock, wipe and reset stolen/ lost devices.

MobileIron
Its different than other apps as rather than providing an inclusive suite, it offers apps that can be used separately as well as together. The advance mobile management app includes Iron and Sentry. One can purchase either the required single app or the bundle of all four including AMM, docs@work, web@work, and apps@work. The docs@work enables secure access to back-end data and provides DLP for email attachments. The web@work secures internet browsing and lets lets users access web content within the corporate intranet without requiring the user to go through complex procedures such as starting a device-wide VPN session. And the apps@work enables users to download both in-house and third party apps on their devices that have been approved by the admin.

The platform has traditional MDM capabilities as well as comprehensive security, mobile app and content management capabilities. It enables administrator to manage the life-cycle of the device and its applications. The admin can control almost everything remotely from central web-based console, for instance, locking and wiping devices in case of stolen or lost device, as well as it comes with store front experience that can be customized by the administrator to define which app could be installed and which can be blocked.

FAMOC
An organization can have more than one admin to control devices being used by their employees. In that condition FAMOC can help you. The app is available in multiple languages with plenty of options for the administrator. It has a central web-based console that can be operated by multiple admins. Apart form usual controls, it makes data migration possible from old to new devices as well as seamlessly synchronize RIM BlackBerry, Lotus Domino and Samsung Knox. You can do almost all those things which are possible with others such as use email, calendar and contacts, device tracking, perform backup and install apps from the corporate store.
It is available with the three deployment options, on- premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), or Appliance. Also, a user can customize their experience with unique interfaces, features, and branding provided by FAMOC. It allows an administrator to implement granular security while enabling employees to focus on getting their work done. It reduces the risk by balancing the impact of security policies as well as provides immediate access and control into what and who is accessing your enterprises systems.

Price
All three apps are available on the Google Play store for free, but you need to purchase them to make use of its enhanced features.

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