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Secure Mobility Without MDM Headaches

By Chantelle Patel | October 18, 2017 at 1:54 PM

rawpixel-com-340972.jpgWe live in a mobile-first world where employees want to be able to access data anytime, anywhere. This push for more flexibility in the workplace has led many IT departments to roll out bring your own device (BYOD) programs.

Traditionally, IT teams have employed mobile device management (MDM) solutions to protect data on unmanaged devices. Unfortunately, organizations are finding that deployment has stagnated due to issues with privacy and user experience. Employees are reluctant to install these invasive agents on personal devices because they allow employers to look at what they’re doing, who they’re talking to, and even where they are.

In a world where employees want the freedom to work on their personal devices without the worry of privacy or functionality issues, MDM is becoming obsolete. This requires security professionals to find alternative methods of securing data. Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) enable enterprises to protect data from the cloud to the device - without the use of cumbersome agents or profiles.

BitglassCASB provides visibility and control over sensitive information through its high-performance DLP engine. IT can redact, quarantine, and watermark sensitive files as needed. Access controls can be configured to allow or deny access to unmanaged and mobile devices. Agentless selective wipe functionality can remove sensitive data from any BYO device. Only Bitglass offers total data protection on any app, any device, anywhere.

Learn more in one of our recent Glass Class sessions, “The Demise of MDM.”

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