Like all other companies, due to remote working, we are putting more apps than ever before on employee devices to ensure business continuity. The addition of video conferencing, browsing, SaaS delivery, and even wellness apps has increased exponentially. Employees want apps that give data about how long they have been sat at a screen, or if they are getting their steps or cycling in. Built-in AI screening capabilities of MobileIron UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) ensure that all these applications meet our compliance policies.
With Appurity and MobileIron (acquired by Ivanti), we were able to achieve the functionality we needed, alongside ensuring all these additional apps across all devices were completely secure. With Appurity’s help with their preparation, testing and “gold” build of devices, we were able to complete the project entirely remotely, on all Android Enterprise employee devices over a few weeks. By using zero touch enrolment we were able to automate the onboarding, user provisioning, configuration, application deployment and security and control of Android endpoints for our remote workforce.
Additionally, we opted for multi-factor authentication to connect employees’ mobile devices with their laptops for further security. Application access on laptops can now be authenticated using the biometrics capabilities of a mobile device. This is critical to prepare the firm against the growing increase in data breaches. 2020 is set to be the worst year on record for data breaches with 8.3 billion records being exposed so far. We take security very seriously, but still want to remain agile without compromising security.