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Secure and manage personal mobile devices for flexibility and on-the-go productivity

Today’s IT environments include personal mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and more. MSPs need powerful mobile device management solutions to enable customers to flexibly and securely work on-the-go. With N-able RMM, using mobile device management capabilities to create effective BYOD policies is easy. This powerful and scalable BYOD software solution helps you manage personal devices more efficiently and reduce risk with fast setup, automated actions, and easy maintenance.

RMM enforces device security by allowing you to configure settings on business-owned devices. This tool also stores ownership details so you can easily see who owns what device and view associated details. To reduce loss and theft, RMM connects to the built-in GPS on devices so they can be tracked. If a device is lost or stolen, RMM lets you remotely lock and wipe the data to help prevent unauthorized access to customers’ sensitive information.

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Remotely monitor devices to maintain order in complex environments

BYOD policies bring with them a whole host of endpoints that could potentially introduce security vulnerabilities, compliance risks, and additional costs to your network and your customers. As an MSP, you need BYOD software that provides visibility into and control over all devices—regardless of platform, OS, or device type.

N-able RMM is a multi-platform BYOD management solution that’s compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux systems to support a diverse customer base. The mobile device management tools included in RMM support iOS, Android, and Windows devices and tablets, allowing you to easily keep track of personal devices with mobile device checks and monitoring.

If you’re concerned about for extra data usage on your network, RMM has you covered. This MSP MDM software allows you to monitor data usage on your users’ registered devices, to help you stay within your budget.

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Administer multiple types of devices from a single web-based console

MSPs need strong BYOD software that helps them manage the influx of new devices on your network—but some might be reluctant to add another piece of software to their toolbox. Toggling between disparate tools slows technicians down and introduces inefficiencies into the workflow.

With N-able RMM, you can avoid this pain point altogether. This BYOD software allows you to conveniently administer many devices across platforms from a single web-based console, and combines the mobile device management and remote monitoring capabilities you need in one powerful tool.

The base security layer of RMM includes cloud-based antivirus solutionsweb protectionpatch management, data backup, and more. The integrated Endpoint Detection and Response software allows you to stay on top of multiplying and morphing threats without having to leave your RMM dashboard. A signatureless approach, machine learning, and automatic rollback allow you to neutralize threats with ease. Integration with N-able Passportal also offers best practice password management to increase security on personal devices.

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Automatically discover new devices on a network to effectively monitor and protect

New devices are added to networks all the time under BYOD policies, and they need to be monitored continuously to detect potential security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, a rapidly fluctuating number of devices can be challenging for MSPs. N-able RMM makes keeping track of your customers’ devices easier with active discovery.

The active discovery feature included in RMM makes it easy to monitor the devices on your managed networks and search for these devices under any subnet. You can also import devices and their relevant details, like MAC address, IP address, and hostname, to each managed subnet. You can automatically (and remotely) install the Advanced Monitoring Agent onto eligible devices for easy mobile device management.

The Active Issues workflow helps you manage failed checks, and the Unmonitored Devices workflow makes it easier to detect and onboard new devices across your managed networks. These workflows are added to the Monitoring Dashboard, and the Unmonitored Devices workflow also exists in a specific Unmonitored Devices view to show you where there are unmonitored devices on your networks. These workflows help your technicians work more efficiently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a BYOD policy?

What is a BYOD policy?

BYOD stands for “bring your own device” and refers to a growing trend among businesses of allowing employees to work on their personal devices. Employees can access their company work product, applications, and data from anywhere and on any device. The trend has grown increasingly popular as more employees opt to work from home.

As such, a BYOD policy is a set of rules governing how personal devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops will be supported and regulated within a company. Individual privileges may vary depending on a user’s role in their organization, the type of device they have, the kinds of information stored on the device, and more.

What are the advantages of BYOD?

What are the advantages of BYOD?

For employees, the primary advantages of BYOD are convenience, flexibility, and a boost in productivity. Because BYOD policies allow uninterrupted access to company data from anywhere at any time, employees are free to work remotely and on their preferred devices. Employees may even work more efficiently or produce better work product when they’re allowed to use their own equipment.

Employers also benefit from BYOD. Since employees are already familiar with their own devices, there’s no learning curve—employees can start working right away. It can also help employers save money. If employees bring their own devices to work, employers save costs that would have been spent buying and maintaining new devices—thereby reducing overhead expenses and hardware costs.

Why should you manage BYOD devices?

Why should you manage BYOD devices?

Although the BYOD trend has many benefits, there are risks as well. If an employee’s device is lost or stolen, so is all of its sensitive data—the company could be vulnerable to a serious data breach. Many employees also fail to keep up with security updates on their personal devices, which means hackers can exploit vulnerabilities left behind by unpatched software.

To reap the rewards of personal devices while also minimizing risk, companies often opt to leave BYOD management to MSPs. With the BYOD software necessary to help keep personal and mobile devices secure, MSPs are better equipped to help create and enforce BYOD policies for their customers.

What is mobile device management software?

What is mobile device management software?

Mobile device management (MDM) software is any tool that helps MSPs and systems administrators monitor, manage, and secure mobile devices. The goal is often to make it easier and more secure for employees to bring their own devices while also protecting the corporate network.

MDM involves endpoint software, called the MDM agent, and an MDM server. MSPs configure their customers’ policies using BYOD software, which then applies those configurations and policies to the MDM agent on the customer’s device.

Common features among mobile device management software include:

  • Auto-discovery and inventory tracking
  • Endpoint detection and response
  • Password management
  • Data encryption
  • Remote access and remote wipe
  • Web protection

Reap the rewards of the latest trends with BYOD software

  • Easily monitor and manage personal devices
  • Stay organized and maintain control in complex environments
  • Never let a device slip through the cracks with auto-discovery