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GSuite Now Offers Better Android Mobile App Management Options

By February 27, 2019May 19th, 2022Technology News

GSuite has added an important new bit of functionality in the form of Android App Management, which comes in two basic flavors.  There are some things you can do using the company’s basic app management console, but to get access to the full range of features, you’ll need to set up an advanced account. It’s a significant and most welcome change indeed, enabling a whole host of new features. Here’s the quick breakdown.

Using the basic app management feature, admins can now:

  • Maintain a device inventory
  • Enable basic password enforcement
  • Gain access to mobile reports
  • Enable hijacking protection
  • Perform remote account wipes on company devices
  • Create a list of apps that can be installed on work devices

The advanced management console allows all of the above plus:

  • Standard and strong password enforcement
  • Device approvals
  • Strategic blocking of devices
  • Remote device wipes
  • iOS App management
  • Android work profiles which allow you to create different allowed apps on a per profile basis
  • Device audits and alerts
  • Establish device management rules and security policies
  • Bulk enrollments for company-owned desktops and Android devices

In addition to that, Admins will now be able to remotely install apps on any user device and prevent users from uninstalling apps.  You even have the option to create your own web or private apps as needed.  This is huge because a private app does not need to be run through the same checks and security protocols as an app that’s destined for an appearance on the Play Store account, which means you won’t even have to create a Play Store Console account if you don’t already have one.

GSuite just keeps getting better and better.  Kudos to Google for the latest changes.  Managing your company’s digital assets has never been easier.

Chris Forte

Chris Forte, President and CEO of Olmec Systems, has been in the MSP workspace for the past 25 years. Chris earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a current member of the New Jersey Power Partners and Executive Association of New Jersey, where he has previously served on its board of directors. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling with his family. He also admits to being a struggling golfer and avid watcher of college football and basketball. He currently lives in Boonton Township, NJ with his wife, two daughters, son, and black lab Luna.