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How to protect business data by preventing cross-profile sharing with UEMs?

With the increasing BYODs in workplaces, it has become important, more than ever, to isolate corporate data from user data, both for the sake of data protection and user privacy. Luckily UEMs like Hexnode are capable of preventing cross-profile sharing while managing these devices.  

With iOS devices, you could set up a business container. This controls the flow of the data between personal and corporate apps by  

  • Allowing or disallowing to open documents from managed apps in unmanaged ones and vice-versa  
  • Disabling reading and writing of contacts across managed and unmanaged apps.  
  • Choosing to block sharing documents from managed apps using AirDrop.  

The implementation is even more elaborate with Android. With Android Enterprise, you could choose to either enroll as a Device owner (corporate-owned) or Profile owner (User owned). Enrolling as a Profile owner gives organizations only access to the device’s corporate apps and data. This is done by creating a separate encrypted work container. Isolating this way keeps the personal and corporate data from ever mixing up. As an IT admin, you also get to disable the work container and make it invisible when the device is not compliant. This ensures the protection of business data.  

In the end, it also depends on the UEM the organization chooses. Solutions like Hexnode tend to put privacy and security as their very first priority thus, providing all the necessary features for preventing data sharing across profiles.