Android Device Manager

What is Android Device Manager?

Device Manager For Android

Android Device Manager is a security feature that enables locating and in certain cases even remotely locking or wiping an Android device if it gets stolen or lost. The key function the device manager is to protect your Android device. After the device is connected to a user’s Google account, it starts to highlight any piece of hardware that is detected to be malfunctioning. It also allows users to supply device drivers, enable/disable devices, and view other technical properties.

The lock option provided by the device manager can be used to lock a device if it gets lost or stolen. This option also allows users to change or set a password or pin and even display a message on the locked screen in order to help someone who finds the lost device to contact the owner of the device. The ring option provided by the device manager allows users to ring their phones if it is not there with them and also if they have the ringer turned off or down. With this ring option, users will be able to ring their phones for five minutes or till the power button is hit. This indeed will help users to find their lost phones once they get close to it by following the map. The device/phone can be set to the same settings it had while it was brand new by just using the wipe option. This wipe option can be used even when the power is off, thus preventing misuse of the device or data stored in the device.

Why Android Device Manager?

System administrators have a lot of extra work to do nowadays because employees are allowed to bring in personal devices to work. With all the smartphones available and all the options they offer, it makes sense to be able to work with different devices, but it also means that Android device manager is necessary. Instead of working harder and being challenged, we at Comodo have come up with a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system to help. Our software allows administrators to:

Android Device Manager
  • Manage
  • Audit
  • Secure
  • Monitor

It also provides advanced controls and enhanced capabilities for certain devices, such as the Samsung KNOX and SAFE versions.

What You Get using Android Device Manager

With our product, you'll get enrollment, audits/reports, and management for profiles, apps, and security.

With the reporting and auditing features on the Mobile Device Manager for Android, you'll be able to generate reports based on the criteria needed and can perform assertive monitoring on those reports.

Managing security can include:

  • Customization of passcodes
  • Remotely locking devices
  • Alarms for lost devices
  • Clean-wipe features to prevent loss of data due to theft

With our product, you'll also get to manage apps and can distribute/manage Play Store and in-house apps, generate reports to help monitor statuses, publish apps so users can install them on their own and segregate different apps.

Profile management is also a necessity and can allow you to create restrictions and policies, and ensure they are enforced. You can also configure different settings for different resources and can restrict the use of different options on the smartphone. For example, you can turn off the camera, webcam, and Bluetooth capabilities, or can restrict browsers for security purposes.

MDM for Android solutions can ensure that everyone gets to use their preferred device without causing too much of a security risk to the corporation. Contact us today to learn more.

Why Comodo Device Manager for Android?

Comodo Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Android allows system administrators to manage, audit, secure, and monitor Android devices that connect to the enterprise wired and wireless networks.

Administrators can enroll devices, and manage profiles, apps, and security on the Android devices.

Device Enrollment

  • Administrator adds devices for a user
  • Administrator sends enrollment email to user – with enrollment instructions, token and links to download Android CDM agent.
  • User has to download, install and configure the agent - Automatic Configuration and Manual Configurations are possible
  • User logs into the CDM console using token (PIN) or username and password.
  • User has to accept the End User License Agreement for enrollment
  • Multiple devices for same user can be enrolled. (Bulk enrollment).
Profile management

A collection of settings that can be applied to Android devices enrolled into Comodo Device Manager.

  • Configuration profiles can be created, viewed, edited and managed
  • Configuration profiles can be applied to an individual device, to a group of devices
  • Security policies, network access rights, antivirus scan schedule and other general system settings can be specified.
  • Specific restrictions can be created and imposed
App management
  • Provides visibility and control over applications and files installed on users' devices.
  • View list of all applications installed on enrolled mobile Android devices
  • Identify and blacklist malicious applications installed on enrolled devices.
  • Android App Catalog interface displays list of all available Android apps and allows addition of new apps from the Google Play Store.
  • Installation and management of Android apps.
Security management
  • Antivirus scans
    • Run on-demand antivirus scans on devices
    • Handle malware identified from scanned devices
    • Update virus signature database at selected devices
  • View and manage identified malware
  • View threats history
  • View and manage quarantined items
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What's new in CMDM 3.0
OTA Enrollment

Over-the-Air enrollment of mobile devices

Fast Enrollment

Quickly import mobile devices and endpoints individually or via LDAP and Active Directory

Secure Enrollment

Authenticate users with a one-time password and/or with a user's Active Directory/LDAP credentials

Immediate Control

Enforcement of default profile means devices and endpoints can be securely managed right after enrollment

Immediate Security

Ensure the safety of data on endpoints and devices by running an automatic scan straight after enrollment.