Google Apps Admins Get Improved Device Management

Chris CrumIT Management, NetworkNews

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Google announced three new capabilities to make it easier for Google Apps administrators to set up mobile management and define policies.

You can click Manage Now on the Admin console to set up mobile management with a predefined set of security policies.

"Simple to use enterprise applications can sometimes seem like a misnomer," says program manager Sumit Chatterjee. "While enterprise software has remained complex, consumer software has gravitated towards simplicity. For Google Apps administrators, we believe in providing an EMM solution that’s as simple to operate as changing your personal Gmail settings, all the while delivering enterprise-grade security."

Android for Work can be set up in a single click.

"No longer must admins complete fifteen steps spread across different pages in the admin console, cutting and pasting security tokens, to set up Android for Work," says Chatterjee. "With a single click, admins can begin managing and whitelisting mobile apps (MAM) for their Android for Work devices in their domain."

They've also redesigned the device management experience by categorizing all device policy settings to make them easier to find and use.

Additionally, the new version of the Google Amin app provides mobile device management capabilities including access to a list of all managed devices from which remote action can be taken for things like account wipes and blocking users.

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