Gartner Research

Use These Four Alternatives When MDM Isn't an Option

Published: 08 January 2018

ID: G00343267

Analyst(s): Chris Silva , Rob Smith

Summary

Mobile device management tools scale and automate the configuration and operation of mobile devices; however, they depend on device-level controls that can be challenging to deploy. When traditional MDM isn't an option, infrastructure and operations leaders can still manage their mobile devices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Tools That Focus Protections at the App Level to Protect Data on Devices Unmanaged by MDM
  • Provide a Secure Productivity Suite Without Requiring Full Device Management
  • Enhance Custom Applications' Security and Management Through Apps Built With Management SDKs
    • Distribution Through a Corporate App Store
    • Distribution Through a Commercial App Store
    • Distribution Through a Web Server With a Link to Download Apps
  • Enforce Security Elements With Basic Security Policies Using PIM Clients, Wrapped Apps, Apple Profile Files and EAS
    • Security Policies
    • Malware Detection
    • Mobile Identity
  • Vendors of Non-MDM Mobile Management Tools

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client