What’s New with MobileIron EMM

We are super-excited to roll out another new release of our MobileIron enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. As you know, we offer two deployment options: on-prem and cloud-based. The features included in this update are available for those who have opted to leverage our cloud-based deployment model. Let me share with you some of the highlights of this release!

Improved Usability

The latest release of MobileIron EMM includes new enhancements to improve usability in a couple of areas. First, you can now view the Registration PIN on the Users list page. The primary benefit here? Easier access to information. For example, your Help Desk personnel can now access the Registration PIN in the User List view when a PIN is reissued. Another important feature to note is that MobileIron EMM now allows you to create dynamic user groups using standard LDAP attributes (first name, last name, email ID, etc.) as filtering criteria. This enables you to better manage your users and user groups.

Enhanced Security

In terms of security enhancements, one key feature I’d like to point out pertains specifically to Android enterprise (formerly Android for Work). MobileIron EMM allows you to control how Android enterprise contacts are made accessible outside the work profile.This means that you can now allow permitted access to the contacts. Greater control over how contacts are accessed means greater security for your organization.

Strong Multi-OS Support

We continue to expand MobileIron EMM support for macOS desktops. You now have the ability to distribute Mac applications that are in the form of package (PKG) files but are not in Apple’s Mac App Store. This new capability further strengthens your case for Mac desktop security and management via MobileIron EMM. Another new feature I’d like to point out is for those of you who have deployed Android enterprise. MobileIron EMM now allows you to enable and disable preloaded apps that are to be deployed in the Android enterprise profile. This means that you can manage access to system apps that are not published in Google Play such as Camera, Phone, Download and File Manager. So, as an admin, if you want to include system apps in your Android enterprise Work Profile — no problem! And finally, let me tell you about a couple of new features we have added in support of Windows 10. First, you can now use the Group Policy Objects (GPO) Editor to configure and set GPO values for Windows 10 devices. Using PowerShell shell scripts over MobileIron Bridge (separate license required) the GPO settings can then be pushed to the devices you manage. Using this new feature enables you to go beyond the controls enabled by Windows Configuration Service Providers (CSPs) alone. Good stuff! Finally, we are pleased to enable use of Microsoft’s Office 2016 Deployment Tool to generate your Configuration.xml file. So, instead of requiring more steps and complex tools such as Windows SCCM, you can easily leverage your Configuration.xml to enable installation and uninstallation of Office 365 on Windows 10 devices. Not only is the process now simpler, but it also reduces the probability of errors.

There you have it, the highlights of our latest release of MobileIron EMM. I hope that you found this information to be helpful, and invite you stay tuned for additional updates down the road. Thanks!

Matthew Law

Product Marketing Manager - Mobile Security at MobileIron

About the author

Matt Law has more than 20 years of combined experience in tech product management, product marketing and sales. Prior to joining MobileIron as a product marketing manager for mobile security, he served in similar roles in the areas of high-performance computing (HPC), backup and recovery (BAR), continuous data protection (CDP) and desktop virtualization.  A Florida native, and graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Matt migrated west via Colorado, and now resides in Southern California with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, loud guitars and open chords.