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Mobile App Restriction within Enterprise

Debasish Pramanik | October 13th, 2016 | Articles

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Mobile App Restriction within Enterprise:

  • Are you irritated with your employees killing priceless time in office using their Smartphones and aimlessly accessing Social media channels like WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook or SnapChat?
  • Do you feel that work culture and productivity of your organization is getting hurt in this social media addiction?

No doubt that the advent of Smartphones has brought everything on people’s fingertips; thanks to the seamless internet connectivity! This is not an issue of any particular company or organization of any particular region or country. It’s a worldwide phenomenon now.

Various studies and researches prove that the use of mobile phones reduces the overall productivity at schools, colleges and workplaces. They create a distraction. Unlike school and colleges, you, as an administrator or owner of a company, have to think twice to ban the use of phones completely in your premises. You know what reactions it is going to instigate in the workforce; it’s not a justifiable solution either. Cell phones are an integral part of one’s daily life.

So,

  • what are you going to do?
  • How are you going to stop them?
  • By visiting online shopping websites like Amazon, Shopclues, Snapdeal or the likes?
  • How are you going to cover this gap, what’s the appropriate solution for this?

No answer? How about a tool that automatically blocks mobile apps at the workplace, isn’t it a “Eureka moment” for you? Now, how do you think are you going to do this? Don’t worry; CloudCodes solution SSO1 is capable of serving your purpose very clearly and wisely. You must know about CloudCodes and its unique out-of-the-box product; SSO1. Just a short intro for those who don’t know the duo!

CloudCodes, founded in 2011, is an innovative start-up in the field of cloud security. It is serving organizations across various verticals like investment firms, manufacturing firms, banks, call centers, gaming industries, educational institutions and logistics. Presently, it works with more than 300+ customers and 200000 users across the world.

SSO1 stands for Single-Sign-On (SSO) solution, an out-of-the-box product of CloudCodes that can very effectively secure your cloud world. It comes up with features like password management, IP restriction, browser and time-based restrictions, Geo-fencing, self-password and Multifactor Authentication (MFA). Each of these features adds extra layers to your cloud security that helps to counter any kind of threat; be it the phishing attack, the hacking attack or data leak threats. SSO1 supports various cloud applications such SalesForce, DropBox, FreshDesk, Zoho etc. Unlike the previous version (gControl) that supported only Google for Work.

Coming to the point; SSO1’s cool feature is that of Mobile App Restriction. Using this feature, it is very simple that,

  • Admin can Whitelist or Blacklist mobile applications.
  • Admin can create a distinctive pool of both kinds of apps keeping the useful ones in Whitelist and the time killers in the blacklist.

That’s all, how easy, isn't it? You can put your employee’s Personal email apps on mobile in the blacklist. Similarly, various Music applications like Wynk music, Saavn and many more can be blacklisted. At present, Mobile App Restriction works only for android devices as most of the mobile phones run on the Android platform. Soon, it will start supporting iPhone as well. Not just App Restriction, on a macro level, you can even use the Device Restriction Features that works in a similar way. Using it, the admin can map the device to users, bind to particular authorized mobiles and laptops. All this is possible with SSO1 very conveniently if needed.

These features are used where there is risk of unauthorized data storage on personal mobile devices by internal users. The admin can bind to use only the official laptops and mobile, not the personal one. However, this goes to a different situation. Here, when your goal is to keep the productivity and efficiency at the higher level, unaffected by internet surfing, Mobile App Restriction feature proves to be very helpful. Successfully block addictive mobile apps, games (like candy crush), social media apps, messaging apps, online shopping, and online entertainment apps with SSO1 Mobile App Restriction.