Do you provide devices for your employees to do their work? “Device” is a broad term: it can be a mobile device, like a cell phone, a tablet, or a laptop. Most employers provide one, if not multiple devices for their employees to use. Even if your company is BYOD, back in the office, working remote, or a combination, you’ll need to manage user’s access and usage. As the IT administrator, mobile device management (MDM) is one of the simplest ways to prevent security issues.
MDM as a concept encompasses more than just managing a piece of hardware. It covers device context, traffic, usage, and operating systems. Something as simple as whether or not a device is up to date can be a roadblock to productivity or a gap in security. This (and so much more) can be managed within Google’s Admin Console.
What do I have access to within Google’s Admin Console for MDM?
Access and control depends on your Google Workspace SKU, but even basic Google Workspace gives Admins a lot of visibility. With Google’s MDM, you can email users directly, block their devices, wipe accounts, delete devices, and view audit information. Audit information can be anything from what has this device been doing or how is it connecting, to what accounts it is accessing.
If this sounds like something you’d like to discuss further, let’s connect! There’s so much to learn about MDM and Google is constantly updating and adding new features. We cover a quick example in this webinar where an employee loses his phone and our IT Administrator needs to wipe the device. For a more personalized conversation, Wursta offers an Endpoint Management Workshop to see how MDM applies to your business. Reach out to us here to get started.