Get enterprise-grade Android device management

More than 80% of all devices worldwide run Android, meaning 8 out of 10 of your users could be working on an Android device for both work and personal use. When you add the growing popularity of Android Enterprise in corporate-owned, single-use (COSU) implementations like kiosks, rugged devices and IoT, the need for modern unified endpoint management (UEM) is clear. The bottom line is ensuring that your employees can securely access pertinent work content and applications without sacrificing end user experience and productivity.

As an Android Enterprise Recommended Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendor, IBM Security MaaS360® with Watson™ is verified and recommended by Google to provide advanced Android Enterprise management features to deliver trusted guidance and enterprise support. The goal is to help ensure your Android deployment gains benefits from innovations in BYOD and dedicated device profiles, public and private application management, more granular security, and zero-day OEM device support.

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Android 10 migration is crucial

With Android 10 comes the deprecation of Device Administrator (DA), disabling APIs previously available to manage Android devices through DA mode. For those still managing bring-your-own Android devices this way, IBM offers a migration tool to ease the transition to Android Enterprise without sacrificing user productivity.

Essential Android Enterprise

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

Perform actions to locate devices and lock 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.

  • Enforce OS updates to reduce vulnerabilities or pause updates until your corporate applications are vetted and ready for deployment.
  • Zero-day support for new Android OS versions and devices using OEMConfig. 
  • Zero-touch enrollment with out-of-the-box configuration and one-time setup for large scale deployments.

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

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Samsung Knox

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

  • Streamline enrollment to Knox Mobile Platform (Knox Mobile Enrollment)
  • Configure multiple types of KNOX enterprise licenses, such as ELM and Knox Premium
  • Comprehensive management of apps, content, and devices for the Knox platform
  • Complete containerization of personal and work data on devices
  • Over-the-air (OTA) configuration and management of Knox container-level security policies
  • Enhanced email and browser configuration
  • Remote lock, unlock, and selective wipe of Knox container data

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Kiosks, IoT and ruggedized devices

You need to manage dedicated, single-use Android devices 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. For unattended devices like kiosks, MaaS360 provides advanced controls to prevent tampering, improve user experience, and remotely troubleshoot and manage.

MaaS360 offers COSU and ruggedized Android device management including Zebra, Panasonic, Honeywell, Bluebird, Kyocera, M3 and LG.

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Android Enterprise application catalog

  • Push the right apps while blocking the wrong ones
  • Deploy both public and private apps from a native-like enterprise app catalog
  • Managed Google Play account provisioning
  • Distribute only approved apps
  • Managed app configuration management
  • Suggest and distribute Android applications to employees
  • Distribute “home-grown” private applications
  • Distribute web applications
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Mobile threat defense

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in attacking multiple points of vulnerability across device endpoint deployments. MaaS360 offers a complete mobile threat defense (MTD) solution to help remediate risks from phishing, mobile malware and compromised devices.

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Visit the IBM MaaS360 with Watson website for more resources