Get enterprise-grade Android device management

IBM® MaaS360® Android device management provides the visibility and control IT needs to secure smartphones and tablets, including support for Android enterprise, Samsung Knox and Android version 2.2 and higher. With same-day support for Android 9 Pie, you gain instant access to the latest security and productivity functionality available through the platform.

Easily enable Android enterprise solutions such as work profile, fully managed device and dedicated device via simple to use 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 insights and take action with MaaS360 for Android

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.

IBM MaaS360 with Watson Android MDM

Gain insight

  • Manufacturer, model, serial number, device details
  • Operating system and version
  • Applications, versions and size
  • Rooted device detection
  • Ownership details
  • Data storage, screen and battery details
  • Phone number, carrier information, IP address
  • Home network/current network
  • Roaming status, MAC address
  • Amount of free storage
  • Device ID (phone number, IMEI, email address)
  • Encryption level, root detection, passcode status, device restrictions, installed profiles and security policies
  • In-depth reports for documents, users, devices, and apps
  • BYOD privacy settings include:
    • Restrict location collection of physical address, coordinates, IP address, SSID and history
    • Restrict collection of application inventory

Perform actions

  • Refresh device details on demand
  • Perform help desk operations like send message, buzz device, lock device, or reset a forgotten device passcode
  • Locate a lost device
  • Perform a full wipe of a lost device
  • Perform a selective wipe of corporate data and profiles
  • Silently install of uninstall mobile applications
  • App blacklisting and whitelisting
  • Automatically install whitelisted and uninstall blacklisted apps
  • Prevent users from uninstalling apps
  • Activate Kiosk Mode
  • Block hardware keys
  • Disable passcode reuse
  • Enable VPN for specific applications through Android Enterprise
  • Enforce location-specific policies via geofencing
  • Disable native applications from being used or accessed

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 acess to corporate data
  • Certain policies may require a user to accept permissions to remain in compliance
  • Disable Copy & Paste within external applications
  • Allow or restrict installation of non-Google Play apps
  • Restrict sharing into a work profile
  • Native multi-user support
  • Admin-controlled OTA OS updates
  • Deprecation of device administrator for Android 9 +
  • 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

Compliance rules engine

  • Enforce enrollment, encryption, remote wipe
  • Enforce Android OS version
  • Enforce application compliance
  • Restrict rooted devices
  • Block access to corporate resources
  • Monitor SIM, roaming, OS version changes
  • Enable geofencing
  • Monitor and alert on mobile data usage

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
  • Publish updates to applications
  • Distribute documents to devices
  • Showcase new, featured, and most downloaded apps
  • Create app bundles for specific categories

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