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Learn how Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich improves security and networking for enterprises.

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  • Hello, my name is Drew Schmanek. Welcome to the ?th edition of the MORE series presented by MaaS360. Today we will learn what it new and improved with Android 4.0 also known as ICS, or Ice Cream Sandwich We discuss how Android devices are acceptance is progressing for enterprise deployment.
  • In our webinar today we will talk about embracing the Android opportunity in the Enterprise, Security and Best Practices for Android , some of the key new features of the Android’s latest version Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
  • As users bring their own devices into the enterprise without a proper IT management, or operations in place. Androids are being selected more and more over the traditional BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. From a recent study the iPhone surpassed the BlackBerry as the top mobile device and Android has become the number one OS and continues to gain market share quarterly.And this is a good thing! Amazingly enough the business does benefit. Studies have shown employees work 10-20% more night and weekend hours when provided a laptop with corporate access. Businesses also save money when an employee brings in their own device as they are responsible for the cost of the device and it’s associated voice/data plan – eliminating corporate carrier contracts and additional overhead. As notebook technology struggles to keep ground, studies have shown the mobile device freight train shows no signs of stopping.
  • Have a realistic policy set in place. Support multiple device platforms and allow personal devices. You are likely already doing this now, but with very minimal information a user can sync an Android or even a newer iPod touch device to your exchange/domino server without you ever being alerted or notified. Cost savings could also add up as the employee is covering their own plan.Take stock of your mobile devices by implementing a multi-platform reporting and inventory tool. This will help understand risks regarding mobile devices and make informed decisions. The solution should also be extended to your help desk and HR departmentsProbably the most important, require and enforce basic security precautions. This includes requiring a strong password, expiration, auto-lock, and auto-wipe if a specific number of failures incur. Enforce that local encryption is enabled, and have the ability to remote wipe. ICS now offers on-device encryption for not only tablets but phones which was unavailable with the last implementation Honeycomb 3.0.
  • (Android 4.0)Android 4.0 known as Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS - first shipped on the Samsung Galaxy NEXUS, but has made some much requested improvements over the last few releases.(UI Refresh)Android's user interface gets a refresh with Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.0 boasts a massive re-design, with changes you'll notice right away. Among them…New Typeface: Optimized for high-resolution screens (SAMOLED, IPS-LCD etc.), with most Android devices sporting 4” screens and above.Virtual Menu Buttons: ICS introduces virtual buttons thatlet’s users navigate instantly to Back, Home, and Recent Apps. Ridding devices of the need for physical/capactive menu buttons all together.System Bar: TheVirtual buttons are now housed in the System Bar to let users navigate more freely. The System Bar and virtual buttons are present across all apps, but can be dimmed by applications for full-screen viewing.Resizable Widgets: Widgets are resizable now nativley, so users can expand them to show more content or shrink them to save space. This feature has been included with popular 3rd party app launchers like Launcher Pro and ADWLauncher, but with the all new 4.0 version of Android you get this stock.
  • Android 4.X has some key enhancements and features.(Improvements):4.X is much faster speed. Google promises Gingerbread is its "fastest version of Android yet," thanks to its improved responsiveness and power management.Capture Screenshots:Users can now share what's on their screens more easily by taking screenshots. Hardware buttons let them snap a screenshot and store it locally. Nexus – hold power+vol down.Copy and paste: Selecting, copying and replacing content is now easier because users can now move around full blocks of text. Enterprise users who send lots of e-mail and other messages are sure to appreciate this enhancement.Improved text input and spell-checking: The keyboard in Android 4.0 makes text input even faster and more accurate. Error correction and word suggestion are improved through a new set of default dictionaries and more accurate heuristics for handling cases such as double-typed characters, skipped letters, and omitted spaces. Word suggestion is also improved and the suggestion strip is simplified to show only three words at a time.To fix misspelled words more easily, Android 4.0 adds a spell-checker that locates and underlines errors and suggests replacement words. With one tap, users can choose from multiple spelling suggestions, delete a word, or add it to the dictionary. Users can even tap to see replacement suggestions for words that are spelled correctly. For specialized features or additional languages, users can now download and install third-party dictionaries, spell-checkers, and other text services.New Lock Screen Actions:Along with Android paving the way for the ever popular pattern lock, ICS now implements facial recognition to un-lock the device where the front-facing camera will recognize the face of the user (known security issue: this can be easily by-passed with a photo of the user’s face).Home screen folders/favorites: New home screen folders (similar to iOS) offer a new way for users to group their apps and shortcuts, by dragging one onto another. Also, in All Apps launcher, users can now simply drag an app to get information about it or immediately uninstall it, or disable a pre-installed app (again similar to iOS).On smaller-screen devices, the home screen now includes a customizable favorites tray visible from all home screens. Users can drag apps, shortcuts, folders, and other priority items in or out of the favorites tray for instant access from any home screen.
  • Network data control: Android 4.0 adds new controls for managing network data usage.In the Settings app, colorful charts show the total data usage on each network type (mobile or Wi-Fi), as well as amount of data used by each running application. Based on their data plans, users can set warnings, hard limits on data usage, or disable mobile data altogether. Users can also manage the background data used by individual applications as needed. Address space layout randomization: Shuffles the memory spaces in which data is stored around in the App Memory locations, making it more difficult for hackers to predict and exploit app memory locations.New email app:For composing email, improved auto-completion of recipients helps with finding and adding frequent contacts more quickly. For easier input of frequent text, users can now create quick responses and store them in the app, then enter them from a convenient menu when composing. When replying to a message, users can now toggle the message to Reply All and Forward without changing screens.The new app adds an integrated menu of accounts and recent labels. To help users locate and organize IMAP and Exchange email, the Email app now supports nested mail subfolders, each with synchronization rules. Users can also search across folders on the server, for faster results. For enterprises, the Email app supports EAS v14. It supports EAS certificate authentication, provides ABQ strings for device type and mode, and allows automatic sync to be disabled while roaming. Administrators can also limit attachment size or disable attachments.For keeping track of incoming email more easily, a resizable Email widget lets users flick through recent email right from the home screen, then jump into the Email app to compose or reply.VPN Client API: Developers can now build or extend their own VPN solutions on the platform using a new VPN API and underlying secure credential storage. With user permission, applications can configure addresses and routing rules, process outgoing and incoming packets, and establish secure tunnels to a remote server. Enterprises can also take advantage of a standard VPN client built into the platform that provides access to L2TP and IPSec protocols.On-Device encryption: Full-device encryption, which allows IT to protect sensitive data, is available on Ice Cream Sandwich. This technology is also included on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but that is primarily a tablet operating system. With Ice Cream Sandwich, full-device encryption is available on Android smartphones for the first time.  
  • I want to take 5 minutes out right now and dive into this key slide. This is really how we approach and integrate into the different device platforms which are out there. We first start with a breadth approach, then provide depth with more granular security and policy options for devices such as iOS and Android.For breadth, we allow the management of any device that leverages ActiveSync for either Exchange or Lotus Notes. This allows for an auto-discovery of any device using ActiveSync in your environment to get corporate e-mail. It also allows you to manage those devices via the standard feature set made available thought Exchange or Notes.  Like creating and enforcing ActiveSync policies, remote wipe, auto-device discovery. Integration into your Exchange or Lotus environment is made possible by our MaaS360 Cloud Extender. This is a 13MB piece of software which can be installed on your mail server or on a server which can communicate to the mail server. It helps facilitate communication between your environment and ours. One thing to note, it does not change or interrupt your mail deliver as it exists today. It’s designed to be very light touch in your environment.  For more in-depth management of iOS and Android devices, we have additional integration.  Specifically, for  iOS devices, we have chosen a best practice method by utilizing the MDM API which apple has created for the management of these devices. This allows us to have the integration needed without the weight of an agent. In a sense, Apple made it easy for us and for you. The additional features you can use with this type of integration include performing select data wipe (wiping corporate data and leaving personal data behind), pushing down Wi-Fi Profiles, and even pushing down and managing VPN profiles).  For Android, we were forced to take an agent based approach. This is because the Android OS does not have the mature API calls that Apple had developed. So for Android, we allow for more granular control by placing an agent on the device itself. Together, the ActiveSync integration, iOS API, and Android Agent allow for complete management of mobile devices. All of this comes together in our MaaS360 Platformwhich allows you to perform actions on devices as well as review your own environment with our mobility intelligence reporting. Mobility intelligence is our version of business intelligence reporting with additional analytics.  Do you have any questions around how we integrate into the different device platforms? 
  • Here is a quick breakdown of the advanced features we offer by Operating System. Please keep in mind that we can provide management of any device which leverages ActiveSync or Lotus Traveler. This includes Windows mobile, Windows 7 Phone, Symbian, and even WebOS.
  • Joe to coverQuotes from article:“MaaS360 is our Clear Choice Winner based on its strong overall performance, particularly its ease of use.”“MaaS360 initially shocked us it was so simple to deploy.”“Everything was easy to set up.”
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    • 1. What’s New In Android 4.X: ICS, Ice Cream Sandwich Presented by Drew Schmanek 1
    • 2. Let’s continue the conversation!@MaaS360 [Share comments, continue Q&A, suggest future topics] #MaaS360Webinar Click the link in the chat window to tweet about today’s webinar @MaaS360
    • 3. What is all the excitement about? 3
    • 4. What is all the excitement about? 4
    • 5. What will I learn today? • Best Practices for Android 4.X • New Android 4.0 User Interface • Android 4.X Improvements & Features • New Android 4.0 Security & Networking 5
    • 6. Embracing the Android Opportunity • Users are bringing their own devices into the enterprise. – Android devices have increased market share since their first launch back in 2008 with the HTC G1 Dream, and have surpassed the end user capabilities of the traditional BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. • Amazingly enough, the enterprise benefits form this! – Cost savings for companies from employee owned devices with personal voice/data plans. – Studies have shown employees work 10-20% more night and weekend hours. 6
    • 7. Android Best Practices • Have a realistic policy in place for your users – Support multiple device platforms and allow personal devices • Put in a multi-platform inventory tool, immediately – Many businesses don’t have good data on their mobile devices; knowing the total amount that they have connected to corporate resources. – Find unsupported devices and help in troubleshooting how to have your users connect securely and safely. • Enforce the basic security precautions – Password – Remote Wipe – Encryption (standard in 4.0 phones/tablets) 7
    • 8. Android 4.X User Interface • UI Refresh – New typeface – Virtual menu buttons – System Bar – Resizable widgets 8
    • 9. Android 4.X Improvements & Features • Improved Performance – Capture screenshots – Copy and paste – Improved text input and spellchecking – New lock screen actions – Home screen folders/favorites 9
    • 10. Android 4.X Security & Networking • Android 4.X – Network data control – Address space layout randomization – New email app w/ EAS v14 support – VPN Client API – On-Device encryption 10
    • 11. MaaS360 OverviewUser/Device Enrollment OTA Configuration & Management In-depth Inventory & Device Reporting Improved Visibility & Control 11
    • 12. Mobile Device Management Features ActiveSync Apple iOS Android BlackBerry Lotus Traveler> Activate iOS MDM: > Market agent > Supports all EAS or Traveler > Auto-discovery of devices > Apple certificate-based > In-depth OTA connected devices > Auto-discovery of policies > Easy device enrollment configuration and policy > Prevents non-approved > Device activation > Push from admin management devices from accessing > Visibility into device > TouchDown integration: corporate email inventory > User self-service enrollment > Passcode, mandatory > Auto-discovery of devices > Increased actions:> In-depth OTA configuration or disallowed apps, > Auto-quarantine of devices > Send message and policy management: device feature > Alerts and workflows to restrictions, Wi-Fi and > Reset passcode > Passcode, restrictions, approve or block devices email profiles, > Change BES policy Wi-Fi, VPN, email, and > Create and enforce selective wipe ActiveSync policies (e.g., > Wipe Device more > Increased actions: PIN) > Remove device from BES> Increased actions: > Lock, full wipe, > Remote device wipe > Refresh data > Full/selective wipe, update, locate, query, lock, update, passcode > Support for Exchange 2007 > Support for BlackBerry send message, & 2010 Enterprise Server 5.0 and reset passcode reset > Support for Traveler 8.5.2+ higher> Corporate app storefront > Corporate app storefront > Exchange or Lotus Notes> Jailbroken device detection > Rooted device detection 12
    • 13. Network World MDM Product Test MaaS360 is the Clear Choice Winner “Fiberlink’s MaaS360 is our Clear Choice Winner, based on its strong overall performance, particularly its ease of use. The application initially shocked us, as it was comparatively simple to deploy.” 13
    • 14. Let’s continue the conversation!@MaaS360 [Share comments, continue Q&A, suggest future topics] #MaaS360Webinar Click the link in the chat window to tweet about today’s webinar @MaaS360
    • 15. Questions or follow-up?Wrap-up aschmanek@fiberlink.com jpappano@fiberlink.com• Upcoming Webinars (http://maasters.maas360.com/webinars) – March 1: Best Practices for Building Mobile Applications• Past Webinars (http://links.maas360.com/webinars) – Building Apps for iPhone and iPad – Securing the Kindle Fire in the Enterprise – Enabling iPhones and iPads in the Enterprise• Plus lots of How-To content at the MaaSters Center – Mobile Device Management Best Practices • http://links.maas360.com/mdm – Mobile Device Management Strategy Series from Lopez Research • http://links.maas360.com/mdmstrategy – Mobile Device Management Glossary • http://links.maas360.com/mdm_glossary 15

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