SD-WAN FEATURED ARTICLE
MetTel Addresses Enterprise Mobility Challenges with SD-M
It is no secret we live in an always-on, always plugged-in world. One of the primary demands of organizations today is increased mobility without sacrificing security. As SD-WAN continues to permeate the nooks and crannies of business networks worldwide, vendors are working toward addressing this request head on.
MetTel (News - Alert) announced the arrival of a new cloud service, SD-M, packaging delivering support for enterprise, compliance and security. The SD-WAN sibling addresses the IT headaches and pitfalls associated with monitoring and managing mobile device Internet traffic.
“Enterprises spend approximately $124 billion per year securing their IT,” noted Max Silber, VP of Mobility & IoT at MetTel. “But the minute an employee leaves their PC to work off their smartphone, they leave all that protection behind and risk corporate data to hackers and malware. Placing that employee’s device into a protective SD-M private cloud extends the benefits of the corporate network to the mobile workforce.”
Mobile device management software can only go so far in securing the device browser. With SD-M in place, the service will ensure browser security policy. By monitoring and managing device browser traffic, SD-M can ensure efficient spend on data access. Sure, the boost in data usage is on the rise, too often, this jump in data usage is linked to the use of non-business applications that tend to be data-rich, like video streaming.
Simply put, SD-M promises to block unwanted usage, proactive adaptability to data usage for cost savings as well as reducing data usage.
“Think of the browser as the trap-door for corporate data hidden in plain sight,” said Silber. “Employees can be compromised via public web sites and internet services at any time. SD-M locks down the browser and provides a clear, actionable view of internet activity on the company mobile device.”
SD-M is putting the shortcomings of MDM software in the rear view mirror, offering the type of mobile support demanded from the modern enterprise.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle