Devices include MDM software either through vendor-specific programs from the manufacturer or by manual enrollment using a token, QR code, email, or SMS. There are several MDM software options on the market, such as VMWare Workspace One, Microsoft Intune, Citrix Endpoint Management, MobileIron, and SimpleMDM. MDM software sends a set of commands to enrolled devices through APIs built in operating systems. It collects details from enrolled devices like hardware and software details, installed and configured applications, security status, location, etc., and it manages the applications running on the devices, allowing, blocking, or removing them depending on preconfigured settings.
Compliance restrictions from standards such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI are enforced through policies. Devices can be centrally managed and maintained, and policies are applied to devices in bulk. Automation makes it easier to track, encrypt, secure, and wipe the devices.