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What is a Device Policy Controller?

Well, if you are here looking for what a Device Policy Controller is, you must know what a UEM is. Now for a UEM to communicate with the device, there needs to be an intermediary, and this is exactly what a DPC is. Policies are instructions received by the DPC in the associated device. The Device Policy Controller then acts accordingly to manage the device.

On an Android device, the DPC app is used for both BYOD devices and also fully-managed, corporate-owned devices. In BYOD devices, the DPC encrypts all work-related data by creating a work profile and keeps it isolated from the user’s personal data.

A UEM develops this DPC app alongside with the UEM console. The app communicates with the console, implements policies and verifies device compliance with the policies.

Google provides support libraries to develop the DPC app for a UEM. These libraries contain Utility and Helper classes that help in the management of Android devices. Hexnode UEM has built a competent app using google’s framework which covers all the important aspects of device management.