What are the benefits of VMware AirWatch? VMware AirWatch is a popular platform for mobile device management (also called enterprise mobility management). It has been a reliable source for revenue for VMware, even though the company is reorganizing and de-emphasizing some older products like Fusion and Workstation.
AirWatch’s market share and growth make it an attractive area to study for IT professionals looking to improve their prospects within the MDM/EMM industry.
AirWatch has many hidden and valuable features that you can use to impress your boss and streamline your IT department’s MDM/EMM efforts. These are just four of the many features that you should know:
1. Use QR codes for simple device enrollment
QR codes are ubiquitous and widely used in Asia, but they are still relatively new in the Americas. They are often associated with bulletin boards and Juicero juice packets. They can be powerful shortcuts to adding mobile devices AirWatch.
You can send invite templates with QR codes to admins. These codes can be scanned by end users using their phone or tablet to download the correct AirWatch agent. If enabled, each code contains an enrollment token. After the agent is installed, scan the QR code to again pass the environment and user parameters back to AirWatch.
2. Enable enrollment tokens
These tokens can be used to add security to your device registration process by being passed to users using the QR codes for AirWatch. The token is a unique credential that must only be used once to register a device in AirWatch.
Administrators of AirWatch have the option to create such tokens as part a one-factor or two-factor authentication system.
For one-factor authentication, the token is sufficient to complete the enrollment. For two-factor authentication, the token must be used along with a standard username/password combination for stronger security. Limit enrollment to certain groups
You may need to restrict who can enroll devices in your AirWatch deployment in certain cases, such as when you work with sensitive production environments. This can be done via the AirWatch admin console.
“Restrictions may be applied to specific groups that have been mapped to Active Directory group.”
Restrictions can only be applied to groups that have been mapped to Active Directory Groups. These restrictions can include operating systems as well as the maximum number of devices that can be enrolled and whether they are allowed in AirWatch MDM.
4. Remotely wipe devices and block access to sensitive content
MDM/EMM faces a constant challenge in dealing with devices belonging to former employees or individuals who have exceeded their access privileges. It is possible for sensitive data to be stolen in these situations, which could lead to embarrassment and damages for the organization.
AirWatch can help you avoid or deal with these difficult situations. It also has remote wipe and content blocking capabilities. AirWatch also automatically generates reports about device lifecycles. This allows you to keep track of device inventory, and can see which devices are currently enrolled in your organization.
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AirWatch is an important platform to be familiar with, now that bring-your-own-device initiatives are so prevalent in organizations of all kinds.Taking technical courses at a nearby New Horizons Computer Learning Centerscan help you build both basic and advanced skills in VMware products, including AirWatch.
You’ll be able to use the tips and techniques we’ve provided here, along with many others. Find a New Horizons location near to youto get started.