Android for the Enterprise #io2011 #Android #enterprise

Android in the workplace

Multiple devices
CIO perspective
– security
– management
– apps

Security
– protect against loss/theft
– protect against interception
– employees are the weak link
– corporate data

Device management
– onboard users
– setup security/usage policies
– supporting users
– keep tabs on deployed devices

Deployment
– determine key mobile apps
– buy/build
– distribute apps to the devices
– manage updates
– setup usage policies

Android’s Approach
Users come first
Enterprise money is real
Unlock dual use devices for our users
Keep it open and let the ecosystem run

More Android Enterprise Support
Honeycomb more security
Exchange policy supports

Device Policy Management
Account-Based fleet management
Apps that manage or present secure data
Apps that provide device security services

Policy Management
Android framework defines a set of policies around device security features
Android apps use the policy to monitor and control device security
Apps do this via Device Policy Manager

Policies always increase security
You must have:
– Policy controller
– DeviceAdmin Receiver 
– Policy declarations

User intervention is required to ‘bootstrap’ a device into a fully-configured, secure configuration
Consider your business logic/security rules when there are setbacks such as password expiration
If mixing policies from multiple sources, apply principle of increasing security

Distributing private apps
Side-loading 
– host the .apk on your own servers
– Unknown sources setting must be checked
Internal app directory
– app directory server
– package manager api
more…
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