Securing Personal Mobile Access With The ZENworks Mobile Workspace

If you are anything like me you have a number of mobile devices that you use in your day to day life. If your company is anything like ours, they are concerned about the security of their corporate data. In order for me to access my corporate data I’m asked to enrol my device into the corporate mobile device management system. As a consequence of this enrolment, the company forces me to use a complex password, requires that I allow them the privilege of wiping the device, and may also implement policies that restrict my mobile experience.  As an end-user, I’m not particularly happy about this because it makes my life more difficult. For many of my co-workers it means they choose not to enrol for corporate email on their devices, which means that the company loses out on the value that comes with the user having access to the data from anywhere.

Another common problem that I have, and that we have heard from numerous end-users, is that running a VPN on mobile devices is inconvenient and often too forgettable. For me this often means that I’ll VPN in to access a resource that came in from a link in my email, access the link, and then forget to logout. This means that I’m now sending all of my personal browsing traffic, movie streaming, and more through the company’s network. This uses valuable corporate bandwidth and could possibly put the company at risk.

Introducing ZENworks Mobile Workspace

This article was first published in OHM Issue 37 (2017/2), p14-15.

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