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How an MDM Solution Can Save you from Phishing Links

by Seamfix

Phishing is a growing concern for organizations and individuals alike, as it can lead to the loss of sensitive information and financial damage. One way to protect against phishing attacks is by implementing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution.

What is phishing?

Phishing is a technique used by cyber attackers in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.

Phishing links are often created to have almost the same structures as original links, but a few misspelled words or characters are inserted intentionally to not create a direct replica that will link people to the original destination rather than the cybercriminal’s intended destination.

Of course, not everyone is careful enough to observe these slight differences between original and phishing links, but to be on the safer side, vigilant organizations often resort to employing an MDM solution to help cater to this security need once and for all.

As an IT admin overseeing a sizeable workforce likely to fall victim to clicking these phishing links, here are how an MDM solution can save you and your organizations.

  • An MDM solution provides a range of security features that can help protect against phishing. One of the key features is the ability to block access to potentially malicious websites. By blocking these websites, organizations can prevent employees from inadvertently visiting a site that may be attempting to phish for personal information or login credentials. This means there can be a cover for employees who click any of these links as the websites would be flagged, and access to them would be denied.

 

  • MDM solutions also include mobile threat defense, which automatically scans for and detects malicious links and apps on a device. This helps to prevent employees from downloading and installing apps that may contain malware or phishing attempts.

 

  • In addition to these security features, MDM solutions also enable organizations to enforce security policies, such as requiring device encryption and setting passcodes. These policies help to further protect devices and the sensitive information they contain such that an outsider or unauthorized person doesn’t gain access to the device’s content.

Organizations can better protect their devices and data from phishing attacks and other cyber threats by implementing an MDM solution. This not only helps to prevent financial damage but also helps to maintain the trust of customers and clients when an organization can guarantee the safety of their data and not handle it lightly till it gets into the wrong hands. 

Using a mobile device management solution can be all your organization has been missing out on to stop cyber attackers from finding their way to your data easily.