Monitoring devices with an Mobile Device Management tool (MDM)

Katie D.
Katie D.
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Mobile Device Management (MDM) tools offer a robust solution to manage and monitor your company devices, and demonstrate that employee computers are configured securely. Vanta currently offers connections with a number of popular MDM solutions on the market, which can be seen on the integrations page in your Vanta dashboard. 
 
 

Looking to transition from the Vanta Agent to a MDM? Update your Device Monitoring onboarding requirements

The Vanta Agent can continue to be used as a supplementary option alongside your MDM. The Checklist settings allow you to choose whether you would like the Vanta Agent as a requirement for all devices, or only devices without an MDM

 

Installing the Vanta Agent on Devices without an MDM

  • Enable this option to monitor your computers with your MDM by default, falling back on the Vanta Agent as a secondary monitoring option. 
    You may choose this option if your MDM of choice doesn’t support all of your employees' computers. For example, your MDM might only support MacOS but some of your employees use Windows. No need to leave your Windows computers unmonitored, use the Vanta Agent. 

  • This option allows you to view any users that do not have a monitored device registered. You can then install your preferred MDM on those devices, ask users to install the Vanta Agent or exempt them from this onboarding requirement.

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Require Vanta Agent Monitoring on all Devices

  • Monitor your computers with your MDM and the Vanta Agent. Keep the Vanta Agent on all computers and simply add your MDM in addition. You may choose this option if your MDM does not detect all of the configurations required to secure your employee computers and pass Vanta’s security tests. 

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Stop Requiring Vanta Agent Monitoring

  • You can choose to completely disable device monitoring as an onboarding requirement within Vanta, managing this within you MDM platform directly. 

  • Assest with the integrated MDM installed will continue to visible on the Computers page to monitor the devices security-relevant settings, however users with unmonitored devices will no longer be tracked on the Unmonitored tab
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How to check if a device is monitored by an MDM or the Vanta Agent

A devices monitoring source can be viewed from the computers page, or the Computers tab on a users profile. From this table, you can view how each computer is being monitored.

If a computer has both the Vanta Agent and your MDM installed, you will see both options for this device.   

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Remove the Vanta Agent