With the release of ZENworks 2017 and ZENworks 2017 Update 1 earlier this year, we have started our journey on executing our vision of ZENworks being a truly Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution that provides superior self-services and application management in an identity centric, location aware fashion thereby enabling customers to save money and improve productivity.
In this quest for a UEM solution, I’m happy to announce that ZENworks 2017 Update 2 has been certified by Google for the Android Enterprise Work Profile solution setand Micro Focus is now listed in the Android business partner directory as a solution provider.
Let’s now go through the capabilities of Android Enterprise and its features and how it’s been integrated in ZENworks 2017 Update 2.
Android Enterprise Capabilities
Android in the Enterprise brings together Android and Play to enable users to work the way they want, using the devices and apps they love, while giving IT admins the security and management features they need.
With mobile first security, Android helps organisations confidently deploy devices for everyone, with multilayered protection, robust app security, and secure separation of business and personal data.
Business data is separated in a work profile or protected device-wide on work managed devices with full disk and file-based encryptions.
Work apps are authorised and deployed through managed Google Play. IT can prevent installation of apps from unknown sources and apply app configurations, for full control over app usage.
Android device integrity is protected and maintained with verified boot, lock-screen policies, remote SafetyNet attestation services, Google Play Protect and hardware root of trust.
Android incorporates the best of Google, from machine learning for malware detection and cloud security to artificial intelligence for smart, contextual assistance.
This article was first published in Open Horizons Magazine, Issue 39, 2017/4, p18-22.
Vikram Derebail is a Product Manager at Micro Focus in the ZENworks product portfolio. Vikram primarily focuses on ZENworks Asset Management and is working on building next generation mobile management capabilities into ZENworks. He has been recently recognized by IAITAM as a Certified Software Asset Manager.