Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Enterprise mobility management

Lets talk about the buzz word EMM :-)

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is the the concept about managing the mobile devices, wireless networks, and related services to enable broad use of mobile computing in a business context. 

This is an emerging discipline within the enterprise that has become increasingly important over the past few years as more workers have bought smartphone and tablet computing devices and have sought support for using these devices in the workplace.

The Needs of EMM: 

In today's business context enterprises are facing challenges with following things:  
1. To manage enterprise, use of employee's personal devices i.e (BYOD): -
·         To manage use of device
·         To manage the installation of applications on those devices
·         To protect access on device 
·         Remotely Lock, wipe enterprise devices, manage enterprise work-space on BYOD 
·         Remotely forceful installation, uninstallation of apps on devices
·         BYOD manageability

2. To secure and manage Enterprise application
·         To manage and control mobile device environment and device functionality within Enterprise apps
·         To manage and control application features, and behaviors
3. To ensure data security: -
·         Data on Rest – Encryption
·         Data on move – Always on VPN, App tunneling

How EMM Needs are addressed:

Lets see how following three key components are addressed in EMM:

    1.   Device management:
               ·         Devices registers on server console with the help of Mobile device
           Management (MDM) agent, approved on console
           ·         Devices management is provided like lock, wipe, password policies
           enforcement etc.
    2.   App Management:
               ·         App wrapping
           ·         SDK integration
               ·         Native OS support
    3.   Data security: 
               ·         Encryption, App tunneling, data containerization