Android Enterprise Device Management With ZENworks 2017 Update 2

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 set and 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.

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Figure 1: The key capabilities of Android Enterprise with ZENworks 2017.

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.

Data Security
Business data is separated in a work profile or protected device-wide on work managed devices with full disk and file-based encryptions.

App Security
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.

Device Security
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.

Collective intelligence
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.

 

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