Users use different mobile applications. If they observe, every time they install a new application from the play store or app store, they will receive a pop-up asking for permissions. These are app permissions, the key features that let applications work on mobile devices. If an application does not have the necessary permission, it will not function correctly.
What are app permissions?
App permissions control the data and feature an application can access on devices. For instance, permission to access the camera will let an application use the device's camera. However, it will not allow the application to send messages on the user's behalf. The user should grant permission to some of these crucial features. The permissions are vital for the application's security and safety.
Additionally, by enabling applications to access certain features or data on devices, users will empower the applications to improve their experience. For instance, an application that has access to the user's location can offer better results when it is aware of the location. Similarly, an application with access to the user's contacts can deliver more accurate results with the necessary information. However, there are risks linked with granting app permissions.
What are the risks of granting app permissions?
If an application can access confidential data, it can misuse that information. Users must consider the necessary permissions for applications to improve the user experience. However, companies must control the permissions on their devices.
What are the app permissions that a company must grant?
App permissions can offer companies control over the data employees can access on their devices. However, unlike individual users, companies may face a more significant risk of a massive data breach. A small error may cause a violation that can affect the entire ecosystem infecting all the devices in the corporate network.
Therefore, companies must manage the permissions of all their devices in the corporate network. However, configuring permissions on individual devices can be time-consuming and challenging for the IT teams dealing with many devices. In such cases, companies can use unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions to manage permissions on all endpoints remotely.
What is the role of UEM in managing app permissions?
UEM helps companies manage app permissions by letting them remotely control permissions for all the devices in the corporate network. By doing this, companies can ensure that only the app with the required permissions can access confidential data. In addition, UEM also offers robust device management capabilities for companies. It will include remotely locking and wiping capabilities when devices are lost or not in compliance. As a result, UEM provides a secure and convenient way to manage app permissions and keep your devices safe.
There are some limitations for companies in restricting permissions because some applications may not function as intended or have limited functionality because of lack of access. The most crucial factor is that companies will have specific goals. Therefore, restricting permissions individually from a remote portal provides companies better control over each part of their corporate network, significantly reducing the risk of a data breach.
Companies must manage the app permissions of all the devices in their network. Unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions let companies remotely control app permissions for all devices.