Google Improves BYOD Management for Android Smartphones
Published on: 21st May 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Just days after it beefed up its BYOD services by acquisition, Google has upgraded its existing remote device management platform.
One of the new features is targeted at lost smartphones -- and new policies can be set that will automatically wipe an inactive account from a device if it has not been synced for a predetermined number of days.
In addition, IT depts can now set policies that will detect signals for common forms of a compromised device, such as "rooting" or installing a custom "ROM", and block that device.
The aim being to reduce the security risk from lost or stolen phones being able to log into corporate IT systems.
There are also now configuration settings for EAP-based WiFi Networks, and some improved reporting tools.
On the web: admin.google.com