The COVID — 19 outbreak has the world working from their homes. The only cure we have right now is Social distancing and isolation. Most enterprises have already shifted their employees to work from their homes and the rest are getting prepared for it.
As an organization you may have your concerns on allowing remote work for your employees like management, productivity, security, etc, but hopefully, this list of capabilities from Hexnode MDM for Companies considering the switch should put your mind at ease:
1. Easy Deployments
‘Zero-Touch’ device deployment solutions and no it is not a custom name for social distancing. You can monitor device health and status after enrolment via the Hexnode MDM portal. Hexnode provides several open enrollment methods. The enrollment details are sent to the users via e-mail, as a message and QR code for bulk deployments.
Zero-touch enrolment methods include Apple business manager and Apple school manager, Android Zero Touch, Samsung Knox, and Android ROM/OEM enrollments.
Another nifty way to utilize Hexnode MDM is to pre-configure policies and push them to devices at the time of enrollment. Settings like mandatory applications, device restrictions and advanced restrictions, password policies, kiosk policies, application permissions, configurations and cataloging, security policies and more are pre-configured are sent so that the devices are ready for work as soon as it is enrolled.
Hexnode MDM provides an unmatched array of restrictions and granular control over your devices like:
Mandating a passcode for securing enterprise data. The password quality can be set along with the frequency for updating this ensures that the corporate data always stays safe.
Button controls like Home, power, along with airplane mode, safe mode, lock screen shortcuts, home screen widgets, lock screen timeout and orientation can all be enabled and disabled from the Hexnode MDM portal.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mobile data, tethering and the ability to copy and paste between work and personal apps are frequently used to ensure higher security. GPS settings can be enabled or disabled along with the ability to set a mock location and the provision to force a location fetch.
And finally, blocking the ability to remove the MDM on the device can also be setup.
Beyond all this for certain supported devices advanced restrictions are available which includes: Microphone, Screen Capture, NFC, app installation and uninstallation, Airdrop, AirPlay , App stores, messages, calls, system bars and their orientation, cellular network configurations, volume settings, clipboard settings, network configurations for wifi, portable hotspot…. the list is almost endless. As devices keep adding more features with updates, we are right with them to allow enterprises to block the unwanted updates so that a user-friendly update doesn’t turn into an enterprise’s nightmare.
Don’t want to let them access more than the required applications? Lock it down with Hexnode’s kiosk capabilities.
Hexnode MDM allows you to lock down your devices to a Single Application via the Single App kiosk mode and multiple applications via the Multi App kiosk mode. These lockdown features are available for iOS, ipadOS, Android and Windows devices. Hexnode also provides options to restrict actions and device features during kiosk lockdown.
Besides these iOS and ipadOS devices have the ability to be locked down via the autonomous singe app lockdown which can run just the selected application on the background without and interruptions. This feature can come in handy for school conducting exams and employees working on just one application.
4. Location Tracking and Geo-Fencing
Originally published at https://www.hexnode.com on April 9, 2020.