Employees worldwide are dependent on mobile devices to complete daily work tasks. However, in a corporate setup, these devices can lead to a series of management and security-related issues. To avoid this, IT departments need to deploy and manage mobile devices, which includes both providing corporate devices or allowing people to use personal devices for business work in a secured framework.
Simultaneously, the IT staff also needs to ensure all the apps and data on personal devices are shielded against cybercrime or loss. Windows 10 Mobile helps organizations directly address such challenges with flexible, robust, built-in app management and mobile device technologies.
Windows 10 offers comprehensive end-to-end device lifecycle management. Companies can have full control over the devices and the data and apps on them.
Using a robust mobile device management solution, IT can easily incorporate devices into standard lifecycle practices, such as:
Mobile device management (MDM) software enables IT departments to implement policies that help secure, monitor, and manage mobile devices of end-users. An MDM agent can be extended on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even IoT (Internet of Things) devices. An MDM can manage any device that is deployed across multiple mobile service providers and across multiple mobile operating systems.
Using an MDM agent for Windows, IT admins can protect and secure important business data and the company can retain full control over confidential information on all Microsoft operating systems. MDMs allow businesses to gains control over policies and applications.
Companies can keep devices and data secure with MDM-enabled remote locking and wiping capabilities.
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Windows 10 offers its customers a full-fledged enterprise management solution. Using this, IT teams can easily manage business applications and company security policies without compromising the users’ privacy on personal (BYOD) devices. The Windows MDM is a built-in management component that can be used for communicating with the management server.
The Windows 10 management component is divided into two parts:
As a third-party MDM server, Salesfusion can manage Windows 10 with the MDM protocol. Microsoft’s built-in management client can communicate with a third-party server proxy to perform enterprise management tasks.
The third-party server will have the same consistent first-party user experience for enrollment. Plus, MDM servers don’t have to download or create a different client for managing Windows 10.
Windows agent is common to all editions of the Windows 10 operating system (desktop, mobile, and Internet of Things) and it provides a single interface for MDM solutions to manage any device that runs Windows 10.
Since identity management can be integrated with the MDM client, it doesn’t take much effort to manage devices throughout the lifecycle.
Windows 10 offers robust MDM capabilities managed by:
Since all MDM system vendors have equal access to Windows 10 device management application programming interfaces (APIs), there is no need to install any additional MDM app for enrolling devices. This way, IT organizations have the freedom to select the system that best fits their management requirements, whether Microsoft Intune or a third-party MDM product.
Scalefusion MDM Agent helps IT admins perform additional operations on mobile devices that Windows CSP does not yet offer.
The main areas where MDM agent tracks details are mentioned here:
Tracking User Info like the currently logged-in user, last logged-in user, etc. This reflects under Devices > Full Device Information as User Info.
Tracked under ScreenTime Reports as User Activity
Executing PowerShell scripts on managed Windows Devices
After publishing, you can check the status of whether the Scalefusion MDM agent has been installed on the devices by using the View Status option.
If the MDM agent is installed on the device(s), it will show the status as Installed.
Once published and installed from Dashboard, you can verify on the device if Scalefusion MDM Agent service is running. You can do this through the Services app and Task Manager.
Microsoft released a Microsoft MDM security baseline with Windows 10, version 1809; it primarily functions as the Microsoft GP-based security baseline. IT admins can integrate this baseline with Scalefusion MDM to support the team’s operational needs, as well as address security concerns for modern cloud-managed devices.