Combining endpoint protection and Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Quest Software

Does endpoint management extend all the way to management of your mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets?

It makes sense for IT administrators to think of mobile devices as simply another category of endpoints. Just like the traditional endpoints of PCs, printers and network devices, mobile devices carry data, they are vulnerable, and employees depend on them to accomplish their tasks. Yet while most organizations have well-developed strategies for endpoint management, many have not yet taken the logical step of moving mobile devices into that fold.

This paper examines the reasons for incorporating mobile device management (MDM) into endpoint management. It explores how IT admins can execute four administrative functions – enroll, take inventory, configure and secure – for mobile devices as they do for traditional devices. Readers will take away a better understanding of how to fit enterprise mobile management into their existing strategies for endpoint management.