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What are the components of MDM?

Mobile Device Management is a type of security software that allows companies to manage and secure devices used by their employees and make sure that they adhere to corporate policies. The different key components of an MDM solution are as follows. 

Configuration management: An MDM should be able to configure policies and apply them on the device through OTA (Over-The-Air) transmission. So, An IT admin can avoid physically handling the device utilizing an MDM. 

Risk Management: Trying to recover your missing or stolen device can be a daunting task. If the corporate data within the device is accessed by an unauthorized person, the repercussions could be dire. With an MDM, you can wipe the device or track its location to recover it, helping you avoid a nerve-wracking experience. 

Asset Management: Details such as compliance status, corporate resources accessed by the device has to be pulled out by an MDM. The MDM solution must also keep track of the device owner, department and much more. 

Support Management: If the user runs across any problems with their devices, the MDM solution should allow the admins to monitor and troubleshoot the device remotely. 

Kiosk Management: Configuring a device to be a POS, an Informational kiosk or as a digital signage is a convenient feature for an MDM solution. 

Compliance Enforcement: Almost every company will have certain compliance policies which has to be enforced onto the devices connected to its network. With an MDM you can check whether the device is application compliant, location compliant and so on. 

Device Security: An MDM solution should enforce the organization’s security policies. Most MDM solutions also offer device encryption features to keep the content secure.