What is an MDM policy?

An MDM policy establishes rules for devices by limiting the device to a set of configurations by imposing restrictions on general device functionalities or specific ones like app or website access. It secures organizational devices from any potential security risk by controlling the features that these corporate devices have access to. With these restrictions in place, a safe and secure work environment is created while ensuring that the device still remains as a part of the workspace.

Some of the general device aspects that can be configured using an MDM policy include passcode rules, restrictions, VPN setup and Wi-Fi credentials. Hexnode extends it further to include management of aspects like; apps, E-mail, calendar and contact accounts, file and data expenses.

With Hexnode UEM, you can apply these policies directly across various devices, users or user groups. Additionally, it allows you to create a new policy, modify existing ones by cloning or archiving them or even delete them if unnecessary.

You can create a new policy in Hexnode by clicking on the “New Policy” option from the “Policies tab” and further selecting the “New Blank Policy.” This takes you to the “Create Policy” page, where you can choose the device platform followed by the required configurations that you wish to impose on your target devices. You also have a lot of pre-configured policy templates which can be directly associated with targets to meet specific purposes.