Vmoksha uses Google Apps MDM Platform ‘Android for Work’

Considering that the use of smart phones and tablets are becoming a part of life, companies are framing policies to accommodate this new trend. But they’re also risky when it comes to data theft and leakage. This is where Google comes in with their Google Apps Mobile Management tool which allows us to enforce device policies over mobile devices in an organization thus helping to keep the data secure.

Recently, Vmoksha successfully implemented Mobile Management (MDM) with Google Apps for its employees to ensure data security and to manage all corporate Android Mobile Applications without any security concerns. We developed this solution in compliance with the ISO27001 security standards. Along with Vmoksha’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, we also enabled employee-owned devices and corporate-owned personally enabled (COPE) devices.


Figure: BYOD
Figure: BYOD
Image Source:http://www.viwoinc.com/blog/2013/08/bring-your-own-device-part-2-mobile-management-mdm-with-google-apps


This helps us to manage the organization’s mobile devices and ensure employees have access to the internal network only by using a secured connection that adheres to policies.

Vmoksha Google MDM solution has been implemented to help employees to connect internally with an extra layer of security.

Key Features of MDM

  • Access easily via Android application
  • Block any user without the admin approval
  • Remote wiping and disabling
  • Restrict third-party applications
  • Data Encryption
  • Device Search
MDM Benefits
Figure: MDM Benefits
Figure: MDM Architecture
Figure: MDM Architecture
Source of Image: http://troxell1to1.com/mobile-device-management

Figure: Google Apps Device PolicyFigure: Google Apps Device Policy


Procedure to upload Corporate Android Applications in PLAY Store

The procedure is same as that for public apps. The only difference is that you need to enable the ‘Restrict Distribution’, by clicking the “Only make this application available to users of my Google Apps domain name (for e.g. vmokshagroup.com).”

Procedure to download and install the Application

Employees can download and install the application directly from their PLAY store, once it is uploaded by the administrator, but you will need to ensure that the device has been registered and approved by the Google Business Apps Administrator.

If not, your device can be registered through “Device Policy” Android application, as shown in the below image. Once, you registered through the Device Policy, an email will be sent to your Google Business Apps Administrator to approve your request, which makes sure that the device is remotely controlled and administered. In some cases such as – if the device is lost or an employee leaves the organization, the administrator can restrict their access or can un-install the applications through Google MDM control panel.

Figure: Google Apps Device Policy

Once you are done with your registration procedure, you can see your organization name listed under APPS. By clicking on <Your Organization Name>, you will see a list of all the apps by your organization (as per the access control of that user in the policies). Choosing the desired app, one can see the details like install, uninstall, etc., like any other app in the Google PLAY Store.

About Senthilnathan Karuppaiah

Senthilnathan Karuppaiah is a tech geek with over 15 years of experience in IT industry across product & services companies in India, Japan & United States. He has technical hands in multiple programming languages, coding and architecture. His core strength lies in Solution Architecture, Managing various practices and continuously involved in building new competencies in the emerging technologies. He is a workaholic, whose motto is "If I have work to do, it doesn't matter for whom, I want it done right now."

2 comments on “Vmoksha uses Google Apps MDM Platform ‘Android for Work’

  1. Mark Watson

    MDM has really made it easy for companies to follow BYOD, now they can provide access to the employee by their means. Also, it makes sure no data breaches are done and you can check upon the devices remotely.

  2. Android MDM Alternative

    Mobile Device Management (MDM) can benefit businesses in the many ways. The primary objective of an MDM is to achieve security of the device and its contents.

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