Risk management with MDM in companies

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How do you counter risks to IT security and how can you improve your risk management with MDM?

Mobile device management is used in a wide variety of professions, so the potential risks faced by companies can vary. So risk management in IT is part of every company's day-to-day business. But how does risk management with MDM work for companies?
An MDM like MobiVisor can be used to address common issues related to IT security.
This way, the data of employees, customers and the company itself can be protected from threats.
Therefore, an MDM helps you stay in control of risk management.

Data loss is one of the most common problems in digitalized companies. For example, some companies are integrating BYOD, which means that employees can bring their own devices to work and use them instead of using the company's devices. Of course, employees also take their mobile devices with them when they leave the office. This can lead to a security breach and increased risk, as corporate data on the employee's personal device could be shared with another person.
Risk management with MDM can, amonst other things, mean in case of MobiVisor MDM for example, that employers can limit access to company data to a certain period of time and thus prevent data loss.


Another important aspect of risk management with MDM is in relation to public places or public transport, where there is always a risk of devices being stolen or lost. MobiVisor Mobile Device Management can provide more secure alternatives for device security than just the usual numeric passcodes, such as more complex passwords, Face ID or Touch ID. In addition, you can put the device into Lost Mode. When Lost Mode is enabled, the device screen will be disabled and will only display a warning sign that cannot be disabled until the administrator re-enable it or the password is entered. The screen displays a message that can be customized by the administrator (for example, specifying a phone number to call when the device is found). The administrator can also ask the device to provide its current location (even if location services are disabled) and optionally play a sound.


As mentioned earlier, due to the 'Bring Your Own Device' policy at work, both personal and corporate data are stored on the same device. The fact that corporate and personal data are in the same area can also threaten security, as corporate data can be used maliciously by third parties. Due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is prohibited for corporate data to be viewed by anyone outside the organization. With a unique cloud computing platform, companies can separate personal data from corporate data. With the help of a unique password, company-related data can be secured in a specific cloud.


Employees may become suspicious if they are prescribed a device of an unknown brand or a model that is too old to support MDM. To avoid the hassle of an outdated or illegally acquired device, it's beneficial to opt for a standard device (iPhone, iPad, Samsung) for all employees. Learn more about device recommendations in this blog article. 


In summary, MobiVisor promises you a number of necessary features that are intended not only for solving specific problems, but also for general use. We have briefly touched on problems such as security breaches, lost devices, private and corporate data in the same place, and untrusted mobile devices. To address each of these issues, MobiVisor recommends that you

  • Restricting employee access outside of office hours.
  • Create complex passcodes + Face ID or Touch ID
  • Enable 'lost mode' on MobiVisor Mobile Device Management
  • The use of a company-specific cloud platform
  • Choose a standard device (either iOS or Android 5+).

To learn more about risk management with MobiVisor, read our infopaper