Google adds 'Manage Now' feature to console to simplify management for mobile devices


Google has added a Manage Now feature to its Mobility Management admin console to make it easier for IT admins to detect unmanaged mobile devices, establish a mobile security policy and set up Android for Work.

The company explained in a blog post Thursday that it is updating its Mobility Management platform to enable IT admin to detect how many of their employees run the risk of accessing corporate data on unmanaged mobile devices and to establish a basic mobile security policy in the admin console.

Source: Google

By clicking Manage Now on the admin console landing page, admins can set up Mobile Management with a predefined set of security policies. This will allow admins to perform an account wipe of corporate data on mobile devices, view the inventory of all managed devices in a domain, and enforce a basic password policy. Further, Google has made it possible for users to set up Apple Push certificates.

The Mountain View-based company has also simplified the setup of its Android for Work enterprise mobility management if organizations want to deploy that option. Google said what used to require 15 steps across four different sections of the admin console to set up Android for Work is now a one-step process.

"As Mobile Management becomes increasingly important to admins, we want to make it even simpler to set up," Google wrote.

For more:
- read the blog post from Google

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