Mobile device management, or MDM, refers to frameworks or solutions that control, monitor, and manage mobile devices deployed across enterprises or service providers. MDM frameworks often provide the provisioning entity with the ability to remotely (over-the-air) monitor, control, and manage mobile devices enrolled with the managing entity’s service.

Although the primary function of an MDM framework is to ensure device management and provisioning features, these frameworks are being increasingly used to ensure and monitor the security posture of mobile devices. Unlike desktop/laptop computing environments, the new smartphone ecosystem is more consumer centric, providing enterprise administrators with limited ...

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