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Device Lifecycle Management in Hexnode

DLM or Device Lifecycle Management is a process or a task usually undertaken by the IT department of a company to take care of all the corporate devices managed by your organization. All the devices purchased by your organization have a lifecycle associated with them. Hexnode provides you with a complete device lifecycle management system that helps you manage your devices from the moment they are purchased until they are no longer required and have to be recycled.

Device Lifecycle Management is an integral part of any organization that requires a system to manage their corporate devices.

Why do Enterprises need a device lifecycle management system?

Increasing productivity

Proper functioning of devices ensures the productivity of the employees does not get affected due to faulty machines. The users can focus on the core values of their business strategies rather than utilizing their time to make sure their devices are functioning flawlessly. Maintaining all devices individually could eat up valuable time that could be used to contribute to the company’s growth.

Enhancing data security and privacy

Hexnode provides you with an extensive array of security and privacy features that your organization can utilize to improve the security of the data that is stored in your devices. The security and privacy settings available inside policies can be configured according to the compliance standards of your company.

Easier device management

You can easily manage all your newly purchased devices using Hexnode’s seamless enrollment methods, which provides you with an option to enroll your devices in bulk as well. You can also create additional technicians and assign them to different roles to help you take care of the different sections of device management.

Device Lifecycle

What are the different stages of Hexnode’s DLM?

Enrolling your devices

When your organization purchases new devices, the first step of Device Lifecycle Management is to enroll your device into the Hexnode portal. Hexnode’s Device Lifecycle Management system supports the following platforms:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • tvOS
  • Windows
  • FireOS

Applying configurations via Policies

Once the devices have been enrolled, you can seamlessly manage and secure all the devices from the Hexnode portal. The first step towards securing your devices should be applying the required configurations to ensure that your devices meet the security and compliance criteria specified by your organization. Hexnode provides you with different kinds of configurations to manage your devices:

  • Device Restrictions
  • Network and account settings
  • Security
  • Kiosk
  • Web Filtering
  • Personalization and more.

Securing your devices

Securing your enterprise devices is made easy with Hexnode’s latest security features customized specifically for all your mobile and desktop devices. You can remotely configure Bitlocker, Microsoft Defender and other restrictions for your Windows devices and set up FileVault, Firewall and a countless number of other security features and restrictions for your macOS devices. You can configure numerous restrictions and security features for your iOS and Android devices as well.

Configuring security features in your devices makes sure that the devices are protected from malware and other security threats, secures the data stored in those devices and also manages the privileges that are to be given for each application or software that is installed on your device.

Recycling your old devices

Once a device does not meet the recommended software and hardware requirements or suffers from significant performance issues, the device needs to be replaced by a newer one. However, before you recycle your old device, it will be ideal if the device is wiped completely. You can seamlessly wipe your device from the Hexnode portal by initiating a Wipe Device action. Once all the data has been cleared from the device, you can replace the device with a new one.

Alternatively, you can also disenroll a device and replace it with a new device if you don’t want to lose the data in the previous device. However, all the corporate data will be removed from the device when it gets disenrolled from Hexnode.