Mobile devices are revolutionizing the way that businesses operate, how students learn and the methods doctors employ to treat patients. Since deploying a device to each user can be cost-prohibitive, many companies are deploying devices that can be shared by multiple users. Shared devices present increased security and device management challenges to address, and IT administrators must also ensure that each user receives the device, app and content settings that they need.
AirWatch helps companies across multiple industries address the challenges of multi-user device management by providing the most innovative multi-user management solution. AirWatch can help you meet enterprise security and management requirements for corporate devices while providing the personalized experiences that users demand.
Multi-user management from AirWatch allows users to share a device without compromising personal or corporate security. Each user is authenticated with a username and password before gaining access to the device, preventing unauthorized access. Settings can be configured across an organizational group or specific to individual users. Shared devices remain enrolled and under management during the check-out and check-in process so your IT administrators can rest assured that devices are secure, even when not in use.
To check-out a device, users simply enter their credentials in the AirWatch Agent. Once a user is authenticated, the device is automatically configured with profiles, email, Wi-Fi, VPN, applications and content based on permissions set by the IT administrator for that user or organizational group.
When users are done using the device, they check-in the device from the AirWatch Agent. After check-in, all settings, profiles, applications, content, etc. are removed from the device. The device is then locked down and becomes a blank slate, ready for the next user. The process is self-contained in the AirWatch Agent, and devices remain locked down until an authorized user checks-out the device.
AirWatch allows for maximum flexibility in multi-user management configurations. Devices can be configured to share the same standard profiles or customized based on the user’s specific role or group membership. When a device has a fixed configuration, the same settings and features become available, and the features don’t change based on the individual user that checks-out the device.
With a dynamic configuration, the settings and features available are personalized to the user that checks-out the device. Administrators always maintain the ability to view the current device user and the profiles installed on a device, whether they choose a fixed or dynamic configuration. Administrators can also disable the user’s ability to alter device configurations or provide the user with the freedom to change specific settings.