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What is Business Container on iOS?

Containerization on iOS is a way of separating corporate data from personal data, on user-owned devices (BYOD). iOS has the feature built-in without the use of third-party applications. With this, you can create a business container on your device which will create a separate space for your work data. Containerization gives employees more freedom, as they can manage work and personal data or apps flexibly, without much hassle. 

Organizations use containers by coupling it with a Unified Endpoint Management (or Mobile Application Management) solution. That way, they can create a secure business container on iOS, and manage and restrict the applications. After selecting the right applications, use a device management solution to-

  • Push it to the managed devices,
  • Configure network settings or VPN,
  • Apply restrictions on backing up data to iTunes and iCloud,

Besides, you can have managed accounts where you can set up email and other accounts for the users. You can also configure managed domains where specific URLs and subdomains can be managed. That is, when a user downloads a file from a managed URL, it would be required to comply with all managed document settings. 

After setting up containers, “managed open in” comes into play, which is essentially the core function of containers. It uses a set of restrictions that blocks the usage of managed data outside the managed containers/destinations. For example, a managed corporate data can only be accessed by managed applications installed by the UEM.