Managing Employee Owned (BYOD) Devices
The smartphone market share has been increasing quarter on quarter and consumers now a days have a wide variety of choices. This means that your employees would most probably using a high-end smartphone of their own and hence they might not be receptive to the idea of carrying a second phone for work.
In these scenarios it becomes imperative to let them use their personal phones to access work data, and not only making sure that the corporate data is safe and secure but also ensuring that the overall experience is completely non-intrusive to the personal side of things. Click here to learn on how to use MobiLock to manage employee/personal owned devices and drive your BYOD strategy.
In this guide, we will see the various features that MobiLock offer's that will help to manage employee owned devices. Click on the links in each section to navigate to the relevant help document.
To start managing employee owned devices as an admin you have to complete some steps on the MobiLock Dashboard. These are,
- Android for Work Setup
- Updating Organization Info
- Creating a BYOD Profile
- User Management
- QR Code Configurations
- Inviting the Users
On the device, once the employees start enrolling their devices, an Android Work Profile is created. A Work Profile is a secure android container that makes sure that the data from the work apps is separate from the personal apps and stored in a separate encrypted storage. The work apps will start showing a briefcase icon indicating that they are work apps. MobiLock client provides a unified Workplace, which can be used as a quick place to interact with the work-apps.
This is the common step to effectively manage your Android 6.0 devices and above. This requires a G-Mail account (non G-Suite) for your organization and some easy steps on MobiLock Dashboard. If you are using devices less than Android 6.0 or you are using devices that are not Android Enterprise ready, then you can skip this.
BYOD Profile is MobiLock entity that allows you to group your policies like application policy, a special password for your work apps, compliance rules, and a bunch of settings.
Start adding/importing user's that can enroll their personal devices. Additionally, send invites to them to enroll and control how many devices they can enroll.
Once you have created a BYOD profile and added the user's, it is time to create a enrollment configuration. You can use these configurations to invite user's in bulk.
Learn how to use the invite emails and enroll a personal device. You can share this document/video with your employees for smoother on-boarding.
Enforce enhanced security on personal devices. devices, by enforcing a device level password. This ensures that your corporate data is secure even if the device is left unattended or stolen.
Learn how to search and distribute applications directly from Google Play Store. If your organization has private enterprise apk's, MobiLock offers an enterprise store where you can upload your apk's and publish/install on Android devices.
This guide explains on how you can control the application permissions at a global level and at an application level.
You can remotely configure an application that is distributed from MobiLock's Play for Work apps. This may include remotely configuring the Email, or setting up Chrome usage policies.
If your organization uses Exchange based email server, then you can use MobiLock to configure the devices with your Exchange settings.