Google has announced its own device management service for small and medium businesses based on Android Enterprise, but easier to configure and simpler than a full traditional MDM environment.
This service is called Android Enterprise Essentials and allows to secure the devices such as mobiles and tablets of a company to guarantee that they comply with certain minimum safety guidelinessuch as including blocking protection, being encrypted or being able to delete your data remotely.
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Google describes Android Enterprise Essentials as a “lightweight and efficient secure administration service”, intended for facilitate mobile device management for small and medium-sized businesses who don’t want to purchase a more complex MDM system at the moment, or want to try a lighter solution first.
Part of its advantages are that it is not necessary to configure anything or have a dedicated team to manage the devices, but they come factory preset with policies persistently active – that is, employees cannot deactivate them.
These policies are simpler than others MDM management systems, although the most important are included: require mobile protection, device encryption, require the use of virus protection such as Google Play Protect and the ability to remotely wipe a device in case it is lost or stolen.
All this, with a “low” budget, although at the moment we do not have the figure. Companies that are interested in this service can sign up for a webinar to find out more details about it and a product demonstration, next January 26. The global launch expected “early 2021”.
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