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Mobile Device Management Policy | Things to Consider When Adopting an MDM Policy For Your Organization – CIOES VRT 1/22/2013

Mobile Device Management policy has a lot of buzz going on about it these days. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about it, so we figured it would be a good idea to host a Virtual Roundtable to discuss it.

For those of you who were unable to attend, we’ve got the video of it, which you will find below, as well as the transcription; however, both of those are rather long and hard to digest. So, we decided to create a “recap” document. It covers all of the ground that we did in the virtual roundtable, but in a clearly laid out, easy to digest, piece of content.

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CIO Exec Series Virtual Roundtable Meeting Notes Summary 10/11/2012

  • Balancing Security Costs with user needs for ease of use.
  • Overlapping functionality of security vendors.
  • Locking down USBs and securing sensitive data at the core of the network. If the
    data is secured at the core.
  • DLP Vendors that focus on Network DLP like CodeGreen and vendors that are
    good with End Point DLP Device Lock for example. We discussed securing data
    at the source and understanding data types so that you can secure it with a DLP
    system. It was not necessary to block all data types with DLP but to make
    management aware of data types that may or may not be a security threat or a breach of
    highly sensitive information but are worth knowing about nonetheless. RedZone’s
    Data Security Analysis tool helps with this.
  • VDI Apps that are BAD – We discussed some Tricks with Microsoft App-V
    Streaming Application Virtualization, Citrix Xenapp/Desktop, Application
    streaming using Vmware thinapp to support streaming an application to a virtual
    desktop or to a physical desktop for that matter.
  • VDI Reasons Why to Move? Most everyone was looking to move in 2013 to a VDI or Hybrid VDI environment for three reasons: 1) convenience of employees moving around, 2) Remote work capability, 3)Increase the performance of applications.
  • VDI is not Cheaper. Everyone agreed VDI is not cheaper, but there are good benefits!
  • Citrix XenApp/Desktop vs Vmware View5. Familiarity and convenience were the
    primary factors governing decisions on platform.
  • Member Suggestions related to the following : Wireless Security and light weight
    NAC, approaches using: Still Secure and areohive and Sonicwall Integrated Clean
    Wireless Remote Site/Branch backup VPN
  • Access to Specialized help

CIO Exec Series: 5 Things Vendors Don’t Tell the CIO about Mobile Device Management:CIO Roundtable Nov 1st 11:30-2:30

MDM – Mobile Device Management…Even the thought of it is frightening. I have a tough enough time managing a Blackberry, 2 laptops, and a Playbook. How would I control things that I don’t own? This leads me to the next question. Are we talking about a mobile device that the company owns or is the device owned by the employee?

I have been reading some analyst reviews of MDM and have mixed this with my own field experience over the past year to reach a few conclusions. As you read this, remember that these are devices that the employee owns and not the company.

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