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Oct 25, 2021
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Technological advancements have changed the face of most industries. For example, digitization has entirely conquered the banking sector. Transactions that demanded long waiting hours are now being undertaken in a matter of a few clicks. The pandemic further accelerated this shift to digitization. With social distancing and similar measures to reduce virus spread, contactless payments became the preferred option.
Many financial institutions were left with no choice but to implement digital solutions at the fastest pace possible. Increased peer-to-peer transactions, greater demand for digital facilities and more employees working from home meant more banks upscaling the digital platform. While these implementations made the banking sector a lot more flexible, another major challenge waiting to be discovered was- creating a system that ensures security and guarantees data protection.
Digitization has helped the banking sector to a great extent. It has now become possible to access our bank data and even send and receive money between accounts from the comfort of our homes. An endeavor we could hardly imagine a decade ago!
We have all heard the infamous quote that goes, “I robbed the bank because that’s where the money is.” And this points out why we need to secure the banking sector. With changing times, criminals have begun resorting to cybercrimes. According to the covid crime index 2021 report by BAE systems,
Over 74% of financial institutions have seen a rise in cybercrimes since the onset of the pandemic. Consumers expect the institutions to safeguard their assets and data from phishing, hacking and other threats.
We all know how critical the banking sector is. Dealing with money often requires a framework that is secure and flexible at the same time. Sounds a bit tricky, isn’t it? But with Hexnode, you can make the whole process a lot easier. Well, let’s dive right in!
With the shift in the banking sector towards digitization, apps have begun to play a vital role in simplifying the transaction process and keeping track of their finances. With more and more mobile banking apps emerging, it has become necessary to ensure that they are secure and shielded from vulnerabilities effectively.
With Hexnode’s secure app inventory, you don’t have to worry about app security anymore. You can easily manage and deploy a wide range of applications remotely from the Hexnode console. With Hexnode’s integration with the Volume purchase program (VPP), zero-touch app deployment has become a reality. Further, it also allows enterprises to deploy and install applications without user involvement on supported devices. You can also get information on all your applications, installation, uninstallation and updates from the Hexnode console. Not just that, with app blacklisting and whitelisting, in-app configurations and permissions, you have every aspect covered.
File management is one of the areas that need closer attention in enterprises. Managing the employee files along with the corporate files is inevitable for their effective functioning. Managing files effectively and separating the work files from personal data can prove to be a lifesaver. With Hexnode, you have got that covered!
With Hexnode’s file management, you can efficiently distribute content securely to the enrolled Android devices. With the BYOD trend, we have corporate data and personal data on the same device, creating a need for effective mechanisms to safeguard the data. Containerization is one such feature that guarantees data security.
By enrolling a device in the Android Enterprise profile owner mode, a separate work profile is created away from the personal workspace. This makes it easier to manage work data and even set policies to deactivate it once the device becomes non-compliant. In iOS, you can setup a business container to meet these purposes. It forms a discrete partition between corporate and personal content controlling the data flow between managed and unmanaged accounts.
We all know how vital security is in the banking sector. With cyberattacks and similar crimes targeting the banking sector on the rise, incorporating strict security measures in every aspect of banking has become more of a necessity than an option. With these measures, we ensure the security of our data to a great extent.
When we talk about security, the first and foremost aspect that comes to our mind is the password. We have all heard about instances of device compromises due to weak passwords. With Hexnode, you can enforce strong password policies on devices to prevent chances of compromise. Further, you can also remotely push security measures like encryption, VPN and Wi-Fi policies to safeguard yourself from external threats.
Hexnode’s lost mode is a security feature aimed at safeguarding your data in case you lose your devices containing corporate data. To find your lost device, you need to have Hexnode MDM installed in it and have access to Mobile Data or Wi-fi. Once the device is locked in the lost mode, you can only exit using the pre-configured exit password, thus preventing all instances of third-party access.
With the shift to BYOD, it has become necessary to implement robust security measures to ensure data security even if the device gets lost or stolen. There are some inbuilt remote tracking features that make tracking your lost device a no-brainer. Find my device is available in Android, iOS, macOS and Windows devices. The mode of operation is almost similar; here, with the feature enabled, you can locate your device by logging into your Google, iCloud, or Microsoft account. Further, you can also perform actions like a remote lock and remote wipe.
With Hexnode, the process is even easier. Now, in addition to finding your device with Location tracking, you can also lock or wipe your lost device in a single click by navigating to actions under your respective device.
Location tracking in Hexnode comes in handy when organizations need to find their lost or misplaced devices or keep track of the location traversed by the device. With this, you can keep accurate logs of the device’s location history, making it easier to find the device once you misplace it.
Geofencing is a location-based service in Hexnode that makes it possible for you to create a virtual fence around a region of your choice. This makes it easier for the administrators to associate or disassociate policies with devices based on whether they are inside or outside the created geofence. You can easily create a compliance-based alert system or make specific corporate resources or device configurations accessible only when the device is within the set boundary. This helps eliminate device misuse to a great extent.
Sometimes the best way to ensure security is by blocking all potential sources of vulnerabilities. This is easily done by allowing access to only the application or the set of applications that are trusted and also necessary to carry out the required functions.
Hexnode makes it easier to lock your devices to the set of applications that your organization trusts. With app-based and browser lockdowns, you have the flexibility to choose whether you need to lock your device to a few applications or a few websites. With Hexnode’s Kiosk browser, you can safely browse while the device is locked in kiosk mode. This further gives the organization an option to give users access to specific websites whitelisted by them.
With the motto of helping employees carry out corporate tasks smoothly, CTI deployed iPhones to employees. All these devices were company-owned and managed by the IT manager. A lot of challenges came up while managing the devices manually, including instances of employees locking devices to hide potentially damaging device activities and a lot more. To mitigate these, they began their quest for an MDM solution. Read the complete story here.
DigitalMint makes use of iPads as point-of-sale devices to distribute cryptocurrency among consumers. However, as these POS (Point of sale) counters are often located in common areas where anybody can reach out and purchase, their security and implementation became a subject of concern. To solve this concern, they began looking for an MDM solution. Read the complete story here.