Monetize mobile security using ConnectWise and IBM MaaS360 with Watson

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The future of security is intelligent, integrated, and cloud-centric

As technology continues to advance, IT and security leaders turn their attention to cloud-based approaches, noting their speed, convenience, affordability – and an agility never seen before in computing. As a natural progression, it makes sense that security solutions are being delivered from the cloud in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) format. Experts predict SaaS will grow at five times the rate of traditional software delivery.

Beyond its positive growth projections, cloud-based technology has the upper hand in the fight against malicious attacks and software vulnerabilities – when considering its remarkable speed and ability to analyze vast amounts of data. There is also a welcome factor of convenience. Service providers can deliver a truly scalable solution to clients, enabling business expansion and an increase in revenue streams.

SaaS meets mobile security: consider every device covered

In the age of mobility, businesses need to ensure they’re securing all kinds of devices, from conventional computers to tablets and smartphones. It doesn’t stop there. The coverage even extends to the Internet of Things (IoT), ensuring wearables and nascent gadgets can come under a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.

Organizations need to be proactive in managing these devices, as the cost of information loss can run into the millions, and in some cases, causes irreparable harm to reputation. Using IBM® MaaS360® with Watson™ cloud-based endpoint and mobile security, the protection from existing and emerging mobile threats becomes faster, easier, and more certain.

MaaS360 delivers unified endpoint management (UEM), which covers devices plus their users, apps, content, and data. With consistent experiences across each of their devices, end-users gain the consumer-like experience they’re accustomed to in an enterprise context. For IT, the complexity of managing them is significantly reduced. The end result is a lot more welcoming for all parties involved – with greatly improved efficiencies.

Distinguishing itself from conventional mobile device management (MDM), enterprise mobility management (EMM), and UEM solutions, MaaS360 offers the industry’s first and only cognitive approach to UEM. With Watson, MaaS360 pulls from structured and unstructured data sources to bring contextually relevant risks, opportunities, and information front and center, giving IT the ability to understand what happened, what can happen, and what should be done – all in the context of their individual environment.

Capture the benefits of cloud and cognitive with ConnectWise and IBM MaaS360

Service providers must acknowledge that endpoints and mobile devices are productivity playmakers, and massive enterprise adoption is a reality. Massive numbers of devices have already spread across all industries, impacting organizations of all types and sizes. IT and security leaders demand a solution that fully enables their workforce to tackle any unique mobile use case, no matter their industry:

  • Healthcare organizations using tablets to give doctors and nurses immediate access to patient health care records in order to make informed, life-saving decisions.
  • Banks and credit unions pivoting to secure data on mobile devices to uphold regulatory compliance.
  • Retailers using point-of-sale (POS) smartphones to scan bar codes, swipe credit cards, and securely process transactions.
  • Field service crews depending on ruggedized devices to pull down pertinent client data from the cloud—anytime, anywhere.

To meet these needs and many more, service providers can leverage IBM MaaS360 via ConnectWise Automate®. IBM MaaS360 is a secure and comprehensive UEM platform that quickly deploys devices, delivers productivity apps, and enables secure content collaboration on personal or corporate-owned mobile devices. In just a few clicks, managed service providers (MSPs) can start enrolling devices and immediately manage the entire endpoint and mobile lifecycle.

Interested in learning more?

Meet with the IBM team at Automation Nation! Stop by BOOTH #307 to see and learn about the new IBM MaaS360 ConnectWise Automate plugin, and discuss tactics on monetizing mobility with the power of ConnectWise and IBM MaaS360.