Separation of private and business apps

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iOS Business Container

For iOS devices, the separation of private and business data is achieved by using a policy to set up a secure business container. This guarantees that no business data can make its way into private applications.

  • First, prepaire managed apps (see section Adding iOS apps).
  •  Assign the app to the users or group templates (see section Assigning apps).
  •  Create a new policy. To do so, go to Control Panel→ Policies in the Manage­ment Console and click on the plus icon. Then select iOS policies.
  •  In the policy’s Permissions tab, remove the checkmark next to Open docu­ments: Managed to unmanaged (oberer Pfeil im Bild). Then, when users are importing or exporting files on the iOS devices, they are offered only those apps that you have made available in the app container.
  • If you also want to prevent data from unmanaged apps from getting into managed apps, remove the checkmark from Open docu­ments: Unmanaged to managed (lower arrow in illus.).
create iOS policy

create iOS policy

Now, if the user wants to share a document with another app or export the document there, only managed apps will be offered (example in illus.).

all managed apps (left), apps available for export (managed) (right)

all managed apps (left), apps available for export (managed) (right)

Thus, private and business data are kept apart from each other.

Android Enterprise – work profile

All apps that were assigned to the user under Control Panel→ Apps & Docs are automatically part of the work profile (see section Adding Android Enterprise apps).

You can recognise the apps by the briefcase in the app icon (left illus.).  In the work profile, business files cannot be moved into private apps (example in right illus.). Under Open with, the user will only be offered apps that are part of the work profile. Thus, private and business data are kept apart from each other.

all managed apps (left), apps available for Open with option (managed) (right)

all managed apps (left), apps available for Open with option (right)

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