How do MDM solutions support companies in the management of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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COVID-19 epidemic spreads and more and more companies are adopting remote working to isolate potentially exposed employees. Heads of State in various countries, including France as of yesterday, are calling on private sector organizations to promote teleworking as soon as possible. French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a national address calling on companies to make their employees work remotely as soon as the situation allows. Companies have a security obligation towards their employees and must support them by providing them with all the necessary tools for remote working.

In the days to come, the teleworking trend will grow significantly and a large number of employees will access their professional data from home. Companies that do not yet have a well-defined mobility management policy will have to adapt quickly and offer their employees the possibility to access their work data securely.

To facilitate mobile working and access to work resources hosted in the cloud, the first step is to allow employees to use their own devices (BYOD). However, it is essential to protect these resources by applying a security policy to the devices used to access them.

It is possible for companies to implement a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to make business data and other business applications accessible directly on the mobile devices of employees affected by the government’s telecommuting announcement.

MDM solutions offer the ability to create secure work profiles on employees’ mobile terminals, making it possible both to protect the company’s sensitive data (management of passwords to access the work profile, deletion of pro data in the event of loss/theft, etc.) and to remotely manage the company’s key resources (installation of business applications, synchronization of business contacts, etc.).

On the enterprise side, it only takes a few minutes to deploy applications, documents, contacts, etc.; pre-configure professional accounts such as Exchange; on the smartphones and tablets of all employees now working remotely. On the employee’s side, all the work resources necessary for his missions are available directly on his device, in a container entirely separate from his personal data.