Checking what’s happening with your project while on vacation. Replying to that customer mail on the way to work. Sending updates to your team on a weekend, if there are one thing employees can’t stay away from, is accessing work emails on their phones.
While this is excellent for accelerating business growth and decreasing the turn-around time for client queries, it possess a threat of potential breach of critical business data that is exchanged over emails. Business emails contain sensitive business information, project road-maps, financial details as well as client and customer specific information that needs to be maintained with discretion at all times. Allowing work email on BYOD exposes the business data to misuse, unauthorized access as well as susceptible to attacks from hackers through the apps sitting on the employee’s personal devices.
It is hence crucial to secure email and exchange on employee-owned devices. The easiest and the most recommended way to do so is by enrolling these devices into Scalefusion MDM.
Scalefusion MDM supports the management of BYOD and offers an array of capabilities and features to customize and secure business data on employee-owned devices. Available for Android, iOS as well as macOS BYO devices, Scalefusion can help you secure email and exchange on employee-owned devices in a few simple steps.
With Scalefusion, you can configure following security features on BYO devices:
Sign up on Scalefusion. Make sure you use an account that is not G-Suite enabled to sign up. Once you create an account, confirm your email address. You can now start enrolling your BYO devices on the Scalefusion dashboard and apply company-specific policies.
Configuring Email Settings:
Navigate to the Email Utility section on the Scalefusion dashboard. Here, you can configure and manage email settings for your managed devices.
Click on Add New settings.
Add the following details:
Then proceed to add the incoming and outgoing mail settings. You can also choose the mail sync frequency and the frequency for mail history.
The next bunch of settings are used for configuring email on iOS and macOS devices. Here you can choose to configure the following settings to protect business data on BYO devices:
You can configure incoming and outgoing email servers.
Now, proceed to configure the SMTP settings for the email.
Your email settings are now configured, you can publish the email settings on desired profiles.
Configuring Exchange Settings
To configure exchange settings on BYO devices, navigate to the Email Utilities section on the Scalefusion dashboard.
Click on the Add New section. Add the following details:
Configure Advanced settings such as:
Push the exchange settings on your desired profile.
Once your Email and Exchange Settings are configured, you can start configuring the security settings for BYO devices.
For this, start by navigating to Profile Section in the Device Management section of the dashboard.
Let us have a look at how to secure email and exchange settings on BYO devices for different operating systems.
For Android BYO Devices:
Move to the Restrictions section on the Device Profile section.
Choose your pre-configured Exchange settings from the drop down and push to the profile.All devices with the specified profile will have these set of exchange settings.
For iOS BYOD Profile
Navigate to the Restrictions section on the Device Profile section of your chosen iOS BYOD profile. Select your pre-configured Email settings from the drop down and push to the profile.
Similarly, choose your configured Exchange settings.
You can push these settings to the profile.
For macOS BYOD profiles:
For macOS BYOD profiles, choose the Email and Exchange settings from the dropdown. Push the settings on the managed BYO devices.
With Scalefusion securing Email and Exchange settings on BYO devices is simplified.
Protect your critical business data shared through email on employee-owned devices while enabling your employees to work from anywhere by using Scalefusion BYOD solution.
Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.