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Product update: wave goodbye to privacy concerns

Product update: wave goodbye to privacy concerns

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Privacy is not just a major issue in the world of security, but a growing pressure across society as a whole. Consumers and employees alike are both knowledgeable and interested in what happens to their personal data, and organizations have to be extremely cautious in their communication around the use of technologies that might be considered invasive.

We’re no stranger to these concerns at Wandera, and work hard to educate users with the methodologies and objectives of enterprise mobility programs. Now, we have something exciting to share that we think will help the more privacy-conscious organizations.

Introducing Usage Anonymization

Navigating tricky legislation and the very reasonable concerns of staff can still prove difficult. In a bid to address these issues, we’ve launched our new Usage Anonymization feature that simultaneously protects end user privacy, without compromising business-critical reporting, traffic control or device management.

This new functionality offers a perfect answer to privacy concerns, and empowers admins with the chance to mask end user identities, hiding the personal information that is associated with each protected corporate device.

Anonymizing users in this way means that the specific usage, such as which sites are visited and how much data is consumed, remains available to admins but user details cannot be linked to a named individual. All other reports and dashboards remain unchanged.

Initiate: re-randomization

Normally, the pseudonyms are kept static, helping admins analyze datasets on a consistent basis without uncovering the specific employee’s names.

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Sometimes though, things might conspire to accidentally reveal the identities of users, even when the admin hadn’t meant to find out (eg. very telling data usage patterns correlated with work trips to specific countries). To help address this eventuality, these new updates also include a ‘re-randomization’ feature, granting superadmins the ability to reassign pseudonyms to user identities, once again obscuring personal data when using Wandera.

Benefits

  • Protects the privacy of end users without compromising the manageability of Wandera.
  • Allows the organization to Confidently communicate to end users that mobile device usage is protected while Wandera is running on their device.
  • Protect administrators from the discovery of specific end user browsing habits.
  • Protect third parties (e.g. resellers, MSPs) from having access to individualized usage information.
  • Change auditing keeps company administrators accountable to their privacy policy.

Anonymity now

The anonymization feature is optional and not switched on by default. It can easily be activated by RADAR admins. A simple guide for how to do so can be found by exploring the relevant entry in the support portal.

Anyone who might have harbored concerns about privacy and is now eager to start securely managing their corporate mobile fleets – but without the privacy headaches – can request a demo of Wandera today.

 

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