Our clients depend on us to stay on top of all things mobile, and keep them ahead of their competition. One trend we are keeping an eye on is mobile devices taking the place of laptops – that is, employees are finding that they’re able to accomplish the same task on a phone or tablet that they could do with a laptop. While this can be a boon to productivity, it also leads to some new challenges.
New devices mean opportunities for data to be at risk, and for costs to rise. Your company must be protected from these threats and have visibility to ensure data is being used responsibility. We see Wandera as the perfect solution for three common client pain points:
Mobile threat and risk assessments – Mobile devices are ripe for security vulnerabilities including outdated operating systems, man in the middle attacks, phishing attacks, rogue Wi-Fi networks, and invalid certificates, just to name a few. Any MDM/EMM can provide basic device posture (such as seeing if a device is jailbroken), but Wandera is the only solution that can provide advanced threat analysis. For example, if you’re at a coffee shop, Wandera can send an alert to the administrator if there’s a rogue network that is trying to access your data.
Think about it – every work laptop has antivirus software that checks for vulnerabilities, and as mobile devices take over the daily role of the laptop, you need to have a security solution to fight off mobile threats as well.
Cost savings control – For corporate-owned devices, companies want to make sure that there is full visibility for how data is being used by end users. You don’t want to be hit a bill by surprise with data costs through the roof. You’ve made an investment in devices, and Wandera can ensure that data is being used for corporate purposes. Wouldn’t it be valuable to know how much of your cellular traffic is being generated for non-work activities like audio or video streaming services like Netflix? Wandera can provide very flexible hard/soft caps to encourage good user behavior and visibility that a company needs.
Data compression – When you’re trying to stream a video for a business purpose, you may find that there’s no need to stream the content in 1080p to a device that only has a 6 inch screen. To cut down on data costs, Wandera can be used to throttle videos to still play at an acceptable quality and not use as much data. Businesses often find they can save 10 to 20% on data costs just by turning on compression.
We work with, and test, vendors across the mobility spectrum, and we view Wandera as the best solution for next generation data security and analytics. We’re seeing more and more clients ask for Wandera, and we’re ready to help you decide if it is a good fit for your organization. Fill out the form above to get a quote and tell us more about your needs.