2.0 Overview

Mobile device management helps you to secure and manage any corporate or employee-owned mobile devices that are being used in the workplace. Mobile management in ZENworks uses the capabilities of ZENworks Configuration Management, which is the same management console and system infrastructure that has been managing laptops, desktops and servers over the years. By leveraging the features of ZENworks, you can perform multiple management operations on mobile devices:

  • Enroll (register) mobile devices to your ZENworks Management Zone. Users can enroll their devices as:

    • Fully Managed: Android, iOS devices are supported. Full management of an Android device is enabled using the ZENworks Agent App that is installed on the device. Full management of an iOS device is enabled using the MDM profile that is installed on the device.

    • Email Only: Devices with native Exchange ActiveSync capabilities are supported, that is, iOS, , Android, and Windows devices.

  • Manage Android devices using Android enterprise that lets you securely manage corporate data by enrolling devices in the work profile or work-managed device mode.

  • Utilize Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Apple Configurator to streamline deployment of multiple corporate owned iOS devices.

  • Enforce security and mobile control policies on Fully Managed (Android, iOS, devices) and Email-only (that include Windows devices) devices. With a security policy, you can set password restrictions, inactivity timeout, and enforce encryption on the device. With a device control policy, you can control the use of applications such as the device camera, voice assistant, web browser, and other applications installed on the device.

  • Distribute and manage Apple VPP apps on Fully Managed iOS devices purchased with your organization’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) account, by using the existing Bundles and Subscription workflow in ZENworks.

  • Distribute Configuration Profile to Fully Managed iOS devices to manage certain features on the device such as access to VPN. You can also distribute Wi-Fi configuration profile to both iOS and Android devices, using the Wi-Fi bundles feature

  • Synchronize email from ActiveSync servers on Fully Managed (Android, iOS, ) and Email-only devices (that include Windows devices). You can also remotely configure the default email client on iOS devices.

  • Support for Direct Boot is also included for Android 7.0+ devices. This feature enables the ZENworks Agent to always be active on an Android device even before the device is unlocked after a reboot. Administrators can enforce policies such as the Compliance policy, remove the Work Profile or factory reset the device, even if the device has not been unlocked.

  • Secure apps that use the Intune SDK without the users having to enroll their devices ZENworks Management Zone.

For more information on the complete set of features supported by ZENworks, see Feature List.