Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Google Android

Easily manage your bring-your-own-device (BYOD), corporate-owned and dedicated Android devices

Get enterprise-grade Android device management

IBM® MaaS360® Android device management provides the visibility and control IT needs to secure smartphones, tablets, and ruggedized devices.

As an Android Enterprise Recommended enterprise mobility management (EMM), MaaS360 demonstrates:

    • Strong coordination with Google and support for a wide range of Android capabilities

    • A consistent deployment experience, offering best practices for customers

    • Alignment with Android product updates and training requirements

MaaS360 provides support for Android Enterprise, Samsung Knox and Android version 2.2 and higher. With same-day support for Android 9 Pie, you gain rapid access to the latest security and productivity functionality available through the platform.

MaaS360 enables common enterprise use cases such as work profile, fully managed and dedicated devices through simple deployment methods such as Android zero-touch enrollment or Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME). It’s easier than ever to manage Android devices.

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Gain insight into each device including OS system and version, manufacturer details, root detection and more.

Perform actions to locate devices or wipe (full and selective) the ones that are truly lost. Control apps with blacklist, whitelist and auto install or removal. Enforce geofencing on hardware features like camera to protect sensitive data.

Set policies to enable access to corporate resources from email to Wi-Fi and VPN. Manage passcode updates and length to meet your corporate standards as well as enforcing encryption and kiosk mode.

Disable hardware functions like camera, USB storage and microphone. Protect data level leaks with feature restrictions for clipboard, cut and paste, and screen capture.

Push the right apps while blocking the wrong ones. Deploy both public and private apps from a native-like enterprise app catalog.

Privacy peace of mind for BYOD, by protecting personal app information, device location, physical address, SSID and browsing history.

Android Enterprise

With support for Android Enterprise, managed devices can access pertinent work content without sacrificing end-user experience. MaaS360 supports Android-enforced EMM policy controls and offers same-day support for the Android Enterprise platform that allows you to keep your devices and data secure as updates to the platform continue to become available.

An Android Enterprise Recommended EMM vendor, MaaS360 supports the following:

    • Device, app, and deployment management

    • Flexible support for BYOD, business only use, personally enabled, and single use

    • Zero touch enrollment for bulk deployments and an out-of-the-box experience

Samsung Knox

MaaS360 supports Samsung Knox, a comprehensive mobile solution for work and play, utilizing a separate container to manage & secure business data:

  •Comprehensive management of apps, content, and devices for the Knox platform

  • Complete containerization of personal & work data on devices

  • Over-the-air (OTA) configuration and management of Knox container-level security policies

  • Enhanced email & browser configuration

  • Remote lock, unlock, and selective wipe of Knox container data

Android things and ruggedized devices

Ruggedized devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) need to be managed just like smartphones, tablets and laptops. MaaS360 supports IoT devices that use APIs for management, and offers device policies that can also be used to secure the devices used to manage things, as well as the IoT gateways that collect data from them.

MaaS360 offers ruggedized device management which includes support for ruggedized Android mobile devices running version 2.2+ and COSU devices including:

  • Zebra

  • Panasonic

  • Honeywell

  • Bluebird

Perform actions

• Refresh device details on demand

• Perform devices actions such as send message, locate, lock, wipe or reset passcode

• Perform a full wipe of a lost device or a selective wipe of corporate data and profiles

• Silently install/uninstall mobile applications

• App blacklisting and whitelisting

• Prevent users from uninstalling apps

• Activate Kiosk Mode including disabling native applications from being used or accessed

• Block hardware keys

• Enable VPN for specific applications through Android Enterprise

• Enforce location-specific policies via geofencing

Set and distribute Android device policies

• Enforce passcode requirements

• Enforce device encryption

• Enable Kiosk Mode to lock down a custom home page with selected apps

• Prevent non-compliant device access to corporate data

• Disable Copy & Paste within external applications

• Restrict sharing into a work profile

• Native multi-user support

• Admin-controlled OTA OS updates

• Deprecation of device administrator for Android 9 +

Device restrictions

• Configure device profiles and restrictions:

• Distribute email, Wi-Fi and VPN profiles to supported devices

• Blacklist, whitelist and require applications

• Native applications such as Google Play, YouTube, email, browser, Google Maps

• Non-market application installation

• Data roaming, Bluetooth, tethering

• Camera usage, USB mass storage, microphone

• Clipboard and screen capture

• Location detection policies

Android Enterprise application catalog

• Managed Google Play account provisioning

• Managed app configuration management

• Suggest and distribute Android applications to employees

• Distribute "home-grown" private applications

Next Steps

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