Strengthen the Security of Your Macs and Windows PCs with Identity Enterprise

The rise of hybrid work underscores the crucial importance of securing devices used for work. This article delves into the best practices for managing Macs and Windows PCs through Identity Enterprise MDM.

Enhanced Security: Implement MDM Policy to Safeguard Devices in Bulk

To mitigate security risks, implementing a robust MDM policy is essential. This includes enforcing timely OS updates, password-enabled screen savers, and strong password requirements for MDM-enrolled devices at scale.

Key Measures

  • Enforce OS Updates: Outdated OS can expose you to ransomware, malware, data leaks, and other types of security threats. Regularly updating operating systems is crucial to prevent hacks that often target outdated systems. Additionally, OS updates not only provide security patches but also enhance efficiency by introducing new features and optimizations.
  • Implement Screen Saver Lock: Employing a password-protected screen saver reduces the risk of unauthorized access during periods of inactivity, safeguarding active sessions.
  • Requires Strong Passwords: Combat common hacking methods by mandating the use of complex passwords. Avoiding simple, easily guessed passwords is essential for device security.

Identity Enterprise MDM Policy Configuration

Follow the step-by-step instructions in this article to configure an Identity Enterprise MDM policy based on the outlined security measures. Please make sure the following checkboxes are ticked during policy configuration.

macOS

  • Require strong passwords with a minimum of specific characters
  • Start the screen saver after specific minutes of inactivity
  • Require password after screen saver begins or display is turned off for a specific duration
  • Automatically download and install the latest macOS version

Windows

  • Start the screen saver after specific minutes of inactivity
  • Require strong passwords with a minimum of specific characters
  • On battery power, turn off the screen after specific minutes
  • When plugged in, turn off the screen after specific minutes
  • On battery power, put the device to sleep after specific minutes
  • When plugged in, put the device to sleep after specific minutes
  • Allow/disallow non-Microsoft signed updates
  • Allow Windows service updates
  • Automatically check for updates every specific duration

Rapid Response: Securely Lock or Reset Lost Devices to Safeguard Against Data Leaks

A study by the Ponemon Institute reveals that organizations face an average annual loss of $3.44 million due to lost or stolen mobile devices and $3.65 million attributed to malware-infected devices. Swiftly locking lost devices or erasing device data becomes paramount to safeguard against these financial implications. Learn more about locking a device or resetting it to factory defaults

Regular Software Updates: Keep Apps Up to Date and Prevent Vulnerabilities

Unauthorized app downloads pose a substantial threat to corporate networks. Dictate the permissible low-threat apps and establish organizational policies on app updates. Restrict work unrelated apps to bolster network security and prevent possible app vulnerabilities. Learn more about software management in Identity Enterprise

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