What is Containerization and why is it important for your business?

Containerization: the ultimate solution for BYOD management

What is containerization?

Key advantages:

  • Encryption — Most containers use the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) based encryption and ensure that the corporate data can’t be accessed from outside the container.
  • Remote wipe — Highly targeted remote wipe is possible with container-based products. Selective wipe ensures that only corporate data are wiped leaving personal data untouched.
  • Data leakage protection — Organizations can retain control over their data by strictly limiting the flow of data into and outside the container. Admins can enforce strict security policies to control the data flow with an MDM solution.

The Android Enterprise container

Management modes:

  • Device owner (Fully managed device) — Company has full control over the entire device. In the case of corporate-owned devices provisioning the device as Device owner ensures that the device is entirely managed by the organization. Device owner supports all the profile owner supported features along with additional features such as kiosk mode and a set of advanced restrictions.
  • Profile owner (Work profile) — Android Enterprise creates a dedicated work profile that isolates and protects work data. Admin will have complete control over the work apps and data but have no visibility or control over the personal apps and data on the device. Google suggests personal devices to make the MDM agent a profile owner, where they obtain access to both personal and work apps, work apps being marked with a work badge.

Key advantages of enrolling in Android Enterprise:

  • Access to the Managed Google Play store — Managed Google play is the content marketplace for Android Enterprise that allows admin to manage and distribute pre-approved applications. Organizations can deploy any play app in the Google Play Store to a secure Android container without any additional wrapping. Besides this, apps that are to be distributed internally within an organization can be published as private apps in Managed Google play. They aren’t visible or available to the users outside the organization. Managed Google play store also supports bulk purchases of paid apps.
  • Silent app installation — You can add apps to the app inventory as Managed Google Apps and push the apps silently on to the devices. Enterprise apps have to be published to the Managed Google play to support silent installation.
  • Custom app store — You can build a custom app store with Managed Google apps, customize it with pages and app categories. You can approve and add Managed Google apps to the MDM app inventory and design a store layout with custom pages and apps.
  • App configurations and permissions — On MDM console, IT admins can configure settings for a particular app. You can control the features that a work app can access and configure the app even before the app is pushed to the devices. You can also set up what a specific app can do or have access to, right before they are assigned to any device.
  • Enhanced data security with Android Enterprise restrictions and configurations — You can restrict what can be shared between personal and work profile, block screen capture in the work profile, restrict network connectivity options, app settings and so on.

The iOS Business container

  • Disabling documents from managed sources to be opened in unmanaged destinations and vice versa.
  • Prevent managed apps from writing to unmanaged contact accounts and unmanaged apps from reading from managed contact accounts.
  • Block sharing managed documents using AirDrop.



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