KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager - Q2CY19 Update 2 Release
We are excited to announce our most recent updates to KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager!
Policy Management beta — Policy management gives administrators a unified means of targeting devices with specific configurations—including Wi-Fi, VPN, apps, labels, and profiles. To ensure devices maintain their expected configurations, policy management actively monitors and enforces each device configuration. The policies feature also provides status monitoring of unsent changes during deployment and maintains a history of all changes after deployment.
Enhancements to Functionality:
Clear Restrictions Command — The Clear Restrictions command is available for both iOS and Android devices. The command is useful for creating a ‘blank slate’ environment before reprovisioning—for example, after running a trial. From the devices view, an admin only needs to select one or more devices then select the More Actions dropdown and choose Clear Restrictions.
Device Owner Restrictions for Android — With the addition of several new Android device owner restrictions, admins now have more control over a user’s ability to:
- Configure Wi-Fi, VPN, cellular networks, and general preferences.
- Send texts and make outgoing calls.
- Unenroll from KACE Cloud MDM.
- Beam out data using near field communication (NFC).
Policies — From both the Users and Devices views, an admin can now filter by Policy Name to quickly access a set of users or devices that have specific policies applied.
New iOS Restrictions
App Usage Restrictions — There are three new app usage restrictions for iOS devices to choose from: Allow ALL apps (default), Block specific apps, Allow specific apps. To select apps, an App Bundle ID is required. If the Bundle ID is known, these apps can be added manually in the field provided. If the Bundle ID is not known, the app can be selected from the App Library.
Internet Content Blocking and Filtering — Internet content blocking and filtering allows an admin to block or allow access to specific websites. Enabling the automatic adult content filter means the default Apple filter is applied.
Kiosk Mode — Kiosk mode is a security feature that allows an admin to lock down a device so activity is limited to a specific app or task. Apple also refers to the function as ‘app lock’—where a specific app is locked and the only thing displayed on the device. The kiosk mode setting is located under the Store and Apps section when adding a restriction set to a device in KACE Cloud MDM. Kiosk mode can only be applied to supervised iOS devices.
Be sure to check out the KACE Cloud MDM Product Support page to find solution articles, tips and tricks, documentation, notifications, video tutorials, and a product user forum.