While the internet revolution has made the entire world a small global village, cloud-computing technology has optimized the internet to the core. With the Internet of Things (IoT), technology has touched a new horizon. The IoT allows you to create a communication network between people, products and items using unique identifiers. For instance, sensors present in data centers proactively monitor temperature and heat inside the data center and warn you when the values reach a threshold level. According to Intel, the IoT in the year 2006 contained 2 billion objects. This number is going to increase to 15 billion in 2015 and touch 200 billion by the end of 2020. The global mobile industry trade group GSMA envisages huge revenues of $1.2 trillion by 2020 for the mobile segment.
The Challenges of the IoT
The IoT brings a wide array of devices into the network such as sensors, televisions, smart watches, refrigerators and home appliances. It is a challenge to monitor and manage a versatile range of devices effectively. Mobile devices are commonly used as objects to control IoT devices, and with mobile devices come data security issues. Hackers can access the data stored on the memory chip of a mobile device, as well as data shared between different objects in the IoT network. Securing data transmission is a challenge. To deal with all this, businesses need to implement powerful MDM solutions.
Data Security with 2X MDM
2X Software offers powerful MDM solutions in the form of 2X MDM. This mobile device management tool provides great control over mobile devices involved in the IoT and reduces the risk of corporate data loss while maintaining employee productivity. 2X MDM is easy to install and configure: it takes only five minutes to create an account and get the application up and running. Using the intuitive dashboard, you can remotely control a range of mobile devices.
2X MDM allows you to set up group policies whereby users can be grouped by departments and functions. You can automatically apply a strong password policy to all devices. Apps can be deployed to all devices and specific apps can be blacklisted. The location-tracking feature enables you to track all mobile devices and store their location history. Moreover, you can remotely lock a device, change the password or wipe off all data from a device if it is lost or stolen. With 2X MDM, securing your Internet of Things becomes easy.
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