In the mobile environment, as in traditional computing, there is no one-size-fits-all. Each user requires a set of unique credentials: username and password and digital certificate (or both) to access network resources. Users located in various campuses or buildings connect to local wireless access points. Users in different geographic regions often connect to regionally deployed VPN access servers or front-end messaging servers. Users may require different security policies or access privileges depending on their role within the organization. EMM platforms enable iPad users to connect to the services needed while maintaining the level of data protection the organization requires.
When an authorized user connects the iPad to work, the EMM platform has easy-to-use, self-service facilities where the system automatically provisions the iPad with the user's unique credentials, connects the iPad to the network and user-specific application services (based on the security policy established for that individual user), and secures all data on the iPad according to policies appropriate to the user's role within the organization.