16. Limitations of Mobile Device Management
It would be pretty remarkable if Mobile Device Management (MDM) didn’t have any limitations or weaknesses. It does. But for the most part, there are no surprises among them. In fact, only two limitations are worth talking about.
Understanding Infrastructure Complexity
Of all the ways you can manage iOS devices, Mobile Device Management is the most complex. It’s also the most powerful, but it’s definitely not simple. It requires that you have an iOS Enterprise Developer program membership, a server, multiple levels of certificates, and the freedom to punch some holes in your firewall. (If you have to deal with network security guardians, this will make them very interested in your MDM server.)