Google enhances Android security for corporate use - Teckeela

Apr 9, 2011

Google enhances Android security for corporate use

More than 300,000 devices activated per day globally. Yup, that's the Android numbers; all guns blazing. But the one question that would rise up when you would compare it to BB, "Is it good enough to fit in the corporate world?" With all the questions about security issues recently, Google in an official post yesterday announced 3 new updates for all Google Apps for Business and Google Apps for Education customers.
  • With the new version of the Google Apps Device Policy app, employees can quickly secure a lost or stolen Android 2.2+ device by locating it on a map, ringing the device, and resetting the device PIN or password remotely via the new My Devices website.
  • Google Apps administrators have an option in the control panel to “Encrypt Data on Device”, which will now include requiring encrypted storage on Android 3.0 tablets. 
  • A new corporate contacts app, Google Apps Lookup, makes it easier to find and contact people in your organization. Type (or speak) the name or email address of a coworker, and then tap to call, email, IM or send a text message. Lookup pulls information from the Google Apps directory, so admins need to enable “Shared Contacts” in the control panel before employees can use Lookup on their Android 2.1+ devices.

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