Android and password policy enforcement using SureMDM

Enterprise use of Android devices is on the rise these days. Much of it is due to the availability of new security features (Android 2.2+) such as the ability to enforce password policies across Android devices and to remotely wipe any Android devices that are lost or compromised.

Suppose all employees in your organization have been given latest Android phones. Being the IT guy you are asked to make sure all those Android phones adhere to corporate security policies. If you have a few hundred devices to manage, applying password policies manually on them might not be a good idea. In fact it is a bad idea :).

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SureMDM provides a much easier method for applying password policies. You just have to create a Security Policy job. You can configure various parameters such as minimum password length, password quality (numeric, alphabetic, alphanumeric), time lapse before device auto-locks, maximum number of failed password attempts before device wipes itself.

Password Policy job in SureMDM

Password Policy job in SureMDM

Once the Password Policy job is created, you can apply it at once on any number of Android phones. The job is pushed to all phones that are connected with the SureMDM server. Offline phones will receive the job when they connect with the server next time.

The password policy job is processed on the phone by SureMDM device agent that brings up Android password UI. The user is asked to set the password according to the password policy. If the user dismisses the password UI, it will be perodically asked for the same until the policy is complied with.

Conclusion

SureMDM provides an easy to use feature that helps IT teams to quickly apply corporate password policies to hundreds of Android phones across the enterprise. To try this and many other features register for SureMDM account for FREE.

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