Android in the Enterprise: Best Practices

2,866 views

Published on

Learn best-practices for enabling Android smartphones and tablets in the enterprise.

Learn more: http://www.maas360.com/products/mobile-device-management/android/

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Android in the Enterprise: Best Practices

  1. 1. Android in the Enterprise: Best Practices By Drew Schmanek© 2010 Fiberlink Communications MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications
  2. 2. What is all the excitement about? MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 2
  3. 3. What is all the excitement about? MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 3
  4. 4. What will I learn today?> How to Embrace the Android Opportunity> Security and Best Practices for Android> Android 2.3.X updates (Gingerbread)> Android 3.X updates (Honeycomb)> Microsoft Exchange Support MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 4
  5. 5. Embracing the Android Opportunity> 2011 is the year businesses first confronted the mobile device challenge which will only progress the concern in 2012.> Users are bringing their own devices into the enterprise  Androids and iPhones have increased market share, and have surpassed the end user capabilities of the traditional Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.> Amazingly enough, the business does benefit from 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. MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 5
  6. 6. Security/Best Practices> Have a realistic policy in place for 2012  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, or know the total head count of devices  Find unsupported devices and help in troubleshooting> Enforce the basic security precautions  Password  Remote Wipe  Encryption (improved software level encryption in 2.3) MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 6
  7. 7. Android 2.3.X Gingerbread> Features and Improvements  Improved Performance • Faster speed • Improved power management • Control over applications  Application Management • New integrated Downloads App  Encryption • Select 2.3.X Motorola Devices now offer support MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 7
  8. 8. Android 2.3.X Gingerbread UI Refresh • Color scheme • New keyboard • Improved cut-and-paste NFC [near field communication] support MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 8
  9. 9. Android 3.X Honeycomb Android 3.0 • New UI for Android tablets only • Native tabbed browsing, replaces multiple browser windows • Email: new two-pane UI exclusive to Android 3.X Android 3.1 • Support for external peripherals [keyboards and pointing devices] • Wi-Fi lock maintains Wi-Fi connections when device’s screen is off • Support for HTTP proxy for each connected Wi-Fi access point Android 3.2 • Compatibility display mode for apps that have not yet been optimized for tablet screen resolutions • New display support functions that give developers more control over the look and feel on different Android devices. MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 9
  10. 10. Microsoft Exchange Support> Requirements  Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync 2003 sp2  Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync 2007  Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync 2010> Supported Features  Adding Exchange user accounts (via an ActiveSync server) and enforcement of mailbox policies  Synchronizing email, calendar events, and contacts  Autocompletion of email addresses in Email  Auto discovery of ActiveSync server (ActiveSync 2007 and up) MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 10
  11. 11. Microsoft Exchange Support> Supported Security Policies  Require password  Require alphanumeric password  Number of failed attempts allowed  Minimum password length  Screen Timeout  Allow non-provisionable devices  Remote Wipe  Encryption 3.X and above [native] *for more information about Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123484(EXCHG.80).aspx MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 11
  12. 12. Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies> Exchange Management Console MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 12
  13. 13. Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 13
  14. 14. Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 14
  15. 15. Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 15
  16. 16. Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 16
  17. 17. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 17
  18. 18. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 18
  19. 19. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 19
  20. 20. Outlook Web Access for Remote Wipe MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 20
  21. 21. 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.” MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications
  22. 22. Questions or follow-up? Donna Lima Wrap-up dlima@fiberlink.com> Up-coming Webinars (http://maasters.maas360.com/webinars/)  Sept 15: Developing Applications for iPhone and iPad> Past Webinars (http://links.maas360.com/webinars/)  Financial Services: Benchmarking your Smartphone IT Operations  Managing Devices in a Post-Intel World  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/mdmglossary/  Over 300 articles and posts including training videos and free tools • http://maasters.maas360.com/ MORE Webinar Series © 2010 Fiberlink Communications 22

×