Get enterprise-grade Android device management

MDM isn’t going anywhere. We’ve simply evolved into the next phase of device management with our AI-infused, cloud-based platform. Whether you have an “all-in” approach with a specific operating system (OS), or have a mixed variety of Apple, Google Android, or Microsoft Windows devices, IBM® MaaS360® is here to help.

Get enterprise-grade Android device management

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.


Gain insights

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

Android enterprise

Samsung Knox

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

   • 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

Samsung Knox

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

Perform actions

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 +

Set and distribute Android device policies

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

Device restrictions

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

Android Enterprise application catalog

Additional Android Enterprise information

Android Enterprise overview

Android can create a mobile, connected workforce capable of working more securely, efficiently and smarter.

Android Zero Touch enrollment

Android Zero Touch enrollment introduces seamless deployment of corporate-owned Android devices, from online management configuration to simple setup for employees.

Android Enterprise BYOD

Android allows an enterprise to not only secure corporate data, but also respect enterprise employees' personal privacy, across a broad range of devices with a consistent management approach.

Android Enterprise company-owned devices

Android offers a management option for any deployment, from strictly locked-down devices to personally-enabled and dedicated scenarios.

Android Enterprise manageability

Android management options allow enterprises to support a range of use cases from BYOD to corporate-liable.

Android Enterprise security

Android invests in technologies and services that strengthen the security of devices, apps, and the global ecosystem.

Android Enterprise Choice Data

We make it simple for businesses to confidently select, deploy and manage Android devices and services that have been validated by Google.

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