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Why deploying an Agent-based MDM solution is a drawback for your organization

Why deploying an Agent-based MDM solution is a drawback for your organization
The Siliconreview
12 November, 2019

Enterprise mobility and bring your own device (BYOD) are rapidly growing, which makes it very challenging for enterprises to secure their corporate data in the cloud. There is always a need to strike a balance between mobility, corporate security, employee privacy, and usability. Few organizations to gain control and visibility over mobile devices that connect to enterprise networks are using mobile device management (MDM) tools. The agent-based MDM solution might seem like the right approach, but there are many drawbacks to it too.

MDM solutions must be installed in the personal device of the user irrespective of the ownership of that device. Employees are fully aware that by installing MDM software, they would be surrendering control of their device to the enterprise. Organizations must make it clear to the employees by letting them know what data is being collected and how it is being stored, and also the organizations must review their approach to BYOD security. It is ideal for deploying agentless BYOD software because they can also comply with regulations without compromising with audit capabilities and visibility. Agentless solution curbs the challenges around the logistics of deploying agents and user experience by giving control over the data flow to devices.