Hexnode MDM free trial: All you need to know!

Alie Ashryver

Jun 9, 2023

36 min read

Well, hello there! You seem a bit lost. What is it? Aaha! Now I get it; you are confused about Hexnode’s packages! The back and forth between the different packages can be a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry! We’re here to help, and then of course, you have the Hexnode MDM free trial. All you need to know about the Hexnode MDM free trial is right here. Don’t be shy. Come along!

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I know, I know! Y’all are here because your search for a suitable Unified Endpoint Management solution landed you here! And so, by extension, you know the basic ‘what,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how’ of UEM. Great! But before we jump into the different platters offered by Hexnode MDM’s free trial, there are some things that we need to consider. And trust me, it’ll be worth it because this will help you decide which package suits your needs the best. Come on, then!

Hexnode MDM free trial: Clearing the clogs of doubt!

Word in the market is that Hexnode flaunts an impressive array of features and benefits. Hexnode’s got it all, from its user-friendly interface and security and compliance features to its scalable, flexible, and customizable options to the advanced reporting and analytics feature and best-in-class technical support. Ultimately, it’ll be these very features that’ll help you navigate Hexnode’s competitive pricing plans and choose your ideal plan once you are done with your Hexnode MDM free trial. Let’s roll!

Device management needs:

Trace back to your needs. Device management is a primary functionality that any organization would expect from a UEM solution. So, whip out your pen and paper, tally up how many devices you need to manage, and round up their makes and operating systems.

Security and Compliance features:

Data security is a critical concern for any organization, and Hexnode includes various security features like passcode policies, device encryption, and compliance checks that will help you maintain data security and compliance. Map out your security blueprint and identify your major pain points when it comes to security and choose a plan that covers those pain points.

Scalability and Flexibility:

Hexnode supports various device types and operating systems, including Android, iOS, macOS, tvOS, and Windows, allowing you to manage a whole lot of devices. Additionally, the platform includes various integrations with third-party services such as G Suite, Azure AD, and Office 365, enabling you to integrate Hexnode with your existing IT infrastructure. So, in case you don’t need this level of scaling or flexibility, then choose from one of the basic packages once your 14 days of Hexnode MDM’s free trial is over.

Technician count:

Hexnode allows you to have technicians man the dashboard and manage your fleet of devices. But the number of technicians allowed depends on the plan you choose. So, that’s yet another thing that’ll narrow down your choices.


Finally, it’s essential to consider your budget when selecting the perfect trial package from Hexnode. While the basic plan is the most affordable, it may not provide all the features you need. The higher packages offer more advanced features but may be more expensive. Now, as a rule the Hexnode MDM free trial let’s you have a taste of the plan with all the features, however if you have a specific plan that you’d like to try for your trial period, all you have to do is ASK!

So, your choice after Hexnode MDM’s free trial period should be the perfect combination of all the above criteria. What’s the ‘perfect‘ combination, you ask? Well, that’s easy. It’s what works for YOU!

Hold on, what does Hexnode MDM free trial offer?

Ooookay, fair enough! Let’s have a sneak peek at all the different features that Hexnode MDM’s free trial can offer. Buckle up now, this might take a while. After all, Hexnode’s got a lot to offer…


It’s no news that one of the first steps of device management is enrollment. And with the devices having a wide variety of operating systems powering them, it’s always handy to have a couple of enrollment methods specific to the different operating systems dominating the markets. So, Hexnode’s got a lot of tricks up its sleeve to seamlessly enroll the different devices powered by all the major operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and tvOS.

Keeping up with the trends is a motto that Hexnode swears by. And so, Hexnode also allows for enrolling personal devices to maintain security without affecting privacy. Furthermore, Hexnode is mindful of the troubles that the IT team must undergo to manually enroll the tens of thousands of devices in the organization. And so, with Hexnode MDM’s free trial, the IT team can enjoy firsthand the ease and efficiency of bulk enrollment and deployment of devices.

Hexnode offers a variety of enrollment options to streamline the onboarding process for different device platforms. These options include self-enrollment, allowing users to enroll their devices themselves, and bulk enrollment, enabling administrators to enroll multiple devices simultaneously. SMS enrollment allows users to enroll their devices by receiving an enrollment link via SMS, while quick enrollment without authentication simplifies the process by bypassing authentication requirements. QR code enrollment allows users to scan a QR code to quickly enroll their devices, while ROM-based enrollment for Androids facilitates enrollment during device manufacturing. Automated Device Enrollment enables seamless enrollment of Apple devices, while Samsung Knox Enrollment streamlines enrollment for Samsung Knox devices. Android zero-touch enrollment simplifies enrollment for Android devices, and Apple Configurator enrollment provides a method to enroll iOS devices using Apple Configurator.


User Enrollment allows for separate management of personal and work data on iOS devices. Additionally, enrolling with a Google Workspace account streamlines enrollment for Google Workspace users. Pre-approved enrollment allows devices to be pre-approved for enrollment, and admin users can be added to ADE-deployed Mac devices, granting them administrative access during the enrollment process. These enrollment options provide flexibility and efficiency when onboarding devices with Hexnode.

Android in the enterprise:

Of course, Hexnode’s concerned with properly inducting the Androids into the corporate setup. Safeguarding corporate data and maintaining unbreachable privacy of personal data are the flip sides of the coin that is Hexnode UEM. Hexnode MDM’s free trial will open your eyes to the ceaseless wonders of silent app installation, automatic OS updates, and containerization. Yup, you read that right. As mentioned earlier, with Hexnode, you can now let your employees use their personal Androids to work without the constant fear of data leaks.

Hassle free app management with Android Enterprise & Hexnode

Moreover, the Hexnode MDM free trial will help arm the IT gang with the ability to tweak app configurations and app permissions to ensure extra security cuffs. And while we are on the topic, the Hexnode MDM free trial will let the IT team taste the efficiency and ingenuity of creating a customized Play Store layout.

Android configurations and actions:

What even is device management and security without some configurations, actions, and restrictions? The Hexnode MDM free trial equips the IT team to configure the following settings for Androids


The IT admins can enforce password policies across all the Android devices deployed in the organization. From corporate-owned devices to work container-enabled personal devices, IT admins can enforce the use of passwords. Additionally, the IT admins can specify parameters like the minimum complexity, length, grace period, no. of failed attempts etc to ensure that the users secure their devices with a strong password.

Wi-Fi and global HTTP proxy:

The Hexnode MDM free trial allows the admins to set up Wi-Fi profiles and configurations so that the devices can easily connect to the organization’s network without actually being aware of the credentials. Furthermore, with Hexnode, the IT guys can set up a global HTTP proxy server for all things corporate.

Email and Exchange ActiveSync:

Enjoy the perks of setting up the corporate mail account and ActiveSync accounts remotely with the Hexnode MDM free trial. Say yes to efficient email, calendar, and contact synchronization!

OS updates:

Schedule and automate OS updates for the corporate Androids with just a few clicks.

APN and VPN:

Efficiently push Access Point Name (APN) settings to configure the carrier settings for the Android phones in your organization. Also, set up the VPN settings on your corporate Androids.

Data expense management:

Track and manage the network data usage of your Android devices. The IT team can monitor mobile data, Wi-Fi data, and the overall data consumption of each device. Furthermore, admins can also access specific information regarding the data usage of installed applications on these devices.

Wallpaper and Boot/Shutdown animation:

Let your creative juices flow and adopt a uniform wallpaper or boot/shutdown animation to be displayed across all managed Androids.

Web content filtering:

Control the visibility of web content across the managed Androids. Block websites to prevent the managed Androids from accessing those websites.

Application feedback channel:

The Hexnode MDM free trial does not keep the IT gang from enjoying the ability to pull the application logs in case the managed apps crash. Life’s definitely going to be easier for the IT team during the 14-day time frame of the Hexnode MDM free trial.


Zooop identity certificates and certificate authorities to the managed Androids so that the devices can access the corporate resources with zero hiccups.

Android restrictions:

With the Hexnode MDM free trial, the Admins can restrict a lot of functionalities when it comes to your Androids in the corporate setting.

Essential  Android restrictions:

Use the Hexnode MDM free trial to try out the effects of placing restrictions on Android devices. The Hexnode MDM free trial offers a range of device management features that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your enterprise. With Hexnode, IT admins can allow the use of device cameras and enable the Home button on Samsung Knox devices.

With Hexnode, the IT admins get to decide whether or not the users can toggle the airplane mode on or off, change screen orientation, and even turn ‘Mock Location’ on/off. IT admins can also allow users to turn GPS on/off, force GPS to fetch location, and block UEM administration removal on both Samsung Knox and LG GATE devices. Other features include the ability to allow safe mode, lock screen shortcuts, and lock screen widgets on Samsung Knox devices. LG GATE devices can allow Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mobile data, mobile data while roaming, and backup.

Advanced  Android restrictions:

Do you want to try a more restrictive approach? Easy! The Hexnode MDM free trial has got some more tweaks. These include controlling access to device features such as the microphone, screen capture, clipboard, volume, and NFC. Other capabilities include allowing Wi-Fi configuration, hotspot and tethering, and VPN configuration. IT admins can also configure location sharing, accessibility restrictions, and minimum-security levels for Wi-Fi connections. Furthermore, Hexnode allows for the customization of settings related to Bluetooth, cell broadcast, and cellular network configuration. Finally, Hexnode enables the control of external media, power management, and the ability to bypass factory reset protection on Android devices.

Quite a lot, isn’t it! Well, it is what it is 😉.

iOS configurations and actions:

Well, well! Did you think Hexnode forgot iOS? Nah! Just like for Android, Hexnode has an impressive array of configurations and actions to manage and secure the iPhones within the organization. Accordingly, the IT admins can easily configure the password, Wi-Fi, VPN, APN, Email, Exchange ActiveSync, global HTTP proxy server, web content filtering, certificates, wallpapers, fonts, OS updates, and Home screen layout settings. Apart from these, Hexnode MDM’s free trial also lets you configure:


CalDAV is a protocol that allows calendar clients to access and manage calendars on a remote server. By configuring CalDAV settings, you can sync your calendar events and tasks across different devices.


With Hexnode, the IT guys can configure the calendar on iOS devices. IT admins can configure and manage different aspects of the calendar, including calendar accounts, event alerts, calendar sharing, and more.


Hexnode provides various settings to configure CardDAV on iOS devices. CardDAV is a protocol that allows contact clients to access and manage contacts on a remote server. By configuring CardDAV settings, you can sync your contacts across different devices.

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol):

Hexnode allows the admins to configure LDAP settings for iOS devices. Technically, the IT people can sync the contacts stored on the LDAP server with the device.

Domain Marking:

Hexnode MDM free trial provides the first taste of the various settings to configure domain marking for iOS devices. Domain marking allows users to specify the domain name used in email addresses for an organization, ensuring that all email addresses in the organization follow a standard format. This helps maintain consistency and brand identity for the organization’s email communication.

Deploying configuration profiles (.mobileconfig files):

Hexnode allows the IT team to deploy configurations remotely to iOS-powered devices.

Lock screen message:

Admins can push a message to pop up on the lock screen of iOS devices. Quite handy, if you lose your iPhones!


With Hexnode UEM, IT administrators can remotely add AirPrint printers to the printer list on iOS devices, making it easier to manage and configure printers across the organization. This AirPrint configuration feature allows administrators to pre-configure AirPrint settings on the deployed iOS devices, eliminating the need to manually configure each device individually.


Hexnode’s AirPlay-based policy for iOS devices enables wireless streaming and content sharing from Apple TV or Airplay-enabled speakers. This policy allows administrators to add an unlimited number of AirPlay-enabled devices, allowing iPhones and iPads to connect to these devices on the same network. With Hexnode, administrators can easily manage and configure AirPlay settings, making it easier for users to connect to AirPlay-enabled devices.

iPhone device management: A walk in the park

That’s about it, at least as far as iOS configurations are concerned!

iOS restrictions:

You know what this section is dealing with. So, let’s get on with it and have a look at the different restrictions that the admins can tweak around with Hexnode MDM’s free trial.

Essential iOS restrictions:

Hexnode offers a wide range of iOS restrictions that the admin can customize to suit their needs. With Hexnode, admins can configure iOS devices to allow or disallow access to various features and services. These include features like the camera, FaceTime, screen capture, Touch ID, Siri, voice dialing, and multiplayer gaming. The settings can be tweaked to hide the App Store, allow iTunes Store access, enable in-app purchases, trust enterprise apps, and block users from modifying enterprise app trust. Hexnode also lets admins set controls for iCloud services, including iCloud backup, document sync, Photo Stream, iCloud Photo Library, and syncing enterprise book metadata across devices.

Other customizable settings include allowing Safari, enabling autofill, and setting rating regions for explicit music, podcasts, iTunes services, movie ratings, TV show ratings, and app ratings. With Hexnode, admins have complete control over iOS device settings, making it a powerful tool for enterprise device management.

Advanced iOS restrictions:

Hexnode allows administrators to implement various advanced settings restrictions for iOS devices. Accordingly, these restrictions include allowing or disallowing AirDrop, app cellular data usage modification, Touch ID addition or removal, iMessage, Game Center, pairing with iTunes, and configuration profile installation. Other restrictions include predictive keyboard, auto-correction, spell check, keyboard shortcuts, diagnostic submission settings modification, and Bluetooth settings modification.

Additionally, administrators can force the use of UEM-configured Wi-Fi networks, create VPN configurations, and allow AirPrint and iBeacon discovery of AirPrint printers. Other restrictions include App Store app installation and removal, iBooks store access, Apple Music, iTunes Radio, News, and Podcasts. Administrators can also force the use of a profanity filter, allow Spotlight internet results, restrict changing the wallpaper, modify passcodes and device names, and turn notifications on or off. Finally, administrators can also force a software update delay to ensure device compatibility with enterprise systems.

macOS configurations and actions:

Moving on, we have our favorite work laptops – Macs! Ready? Okay, what do we have from our ‘Hexnode MDM free trial’ bag? Hexnode offers an extensive set of device management features that allow the IT guys to configure password, Wi-Fi, CalDAV, CardDAV, VPN, email, Exchange ActiveSync, LDAP, web content filtering, certificates, AirPrint, and wallpaper settings at will. The admins can remotely shut down Macs, restart them, and also, clear/enable activation lock. They can also remotely push system extensions and kernel extensions to the managed Macs.

Additionally, the IT admins can configure the settings for smartcard, firewall, login window customization, screensaver, setup assistant, live terminal, FileVault, AD asset binding, app-wise system references, content caching, etc. And, of course, let’s not forget, the admins can remotely view and access the Macs.

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macOS restrictions:

Here’s where you know about all the different settings the admins can restrict for all your corporate Macs with the Hexnode MDM free trial.

Essential macOS restrictions:

Hexnode offers various restrictions for macOS settings that IT admins can use to control the usage of devices. These settings include allowing auto-unlock with Apple Watch in proximity, use of Touch ID, definition lookup, AirPrint, iBeacon connectivity, Game Center usage, and multiplayer gaming. Admins can also enable/disable software update notifications, Back to My Mac, Find My Mac, iCloud Mail, Calendar, Reminders, Address Book, Notes, and Photo Library. Moreover, admins can restrict the connection of external media to the device, sync bookmarks and documents with iCloud, and set a password to remove UEM profiles. Additionally, Hexnode allows for auto-uploading of files in Desktop and Documents to iCloud and syncing of passcodes with iCloud.

Advanced macOS restrictions:

Hexnode provides several advanced options to administrators to restrict app installations and software updates on managed devices. The most obvious option is to ensure that only users with admin rights can install apps. This ensures that only authorized personnel can install apps on managed devices. Another option is to restrict software updates on managed devices, which can help maintain device stability and security. Additionally, administrators can allow App Store app adoption, which allows users to adopt previously installed apps into the device’s management profile. Finally, administrators can restrict devices to installing only UEM-installed apps and software updates, ensuring tighter control over device management.

Windows configurations and actions:

Windows is the undisputed choice OS for desktops in the enterprise world. So, what’s in Hexnode’s bag of features for this undisputed king of an OS? Well, for starters, you can easily enforce password rules on your fleet of managed Windows devices. Additionally, you can easily employ Hexnode to remotely set up the email and Exchange ActiveSync accounts. On the side, you can quickly get Hexnode to push the Wi-Fi profile to all your Windows devices and have them connected to the corporate network without much trouble. Then, of course, there is the corporate VPN that you can set up for all your Windows devices and the very handy remote view and control features.

Moving on…

But, apart from all these everyday features, what else does the Hexnode MDM free trial offer for Windows? Well, you can configure the settings for Windows BitLocker. Windows BitLocker is a full-disk encryption feature available in certain editions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. It protects data by encrypting the entire Windows system drive, including the operating system, system files, and user data.

How to manage BitLocker and why should you use it?

With Hexnode, administrators can remotely enable and configure BitLocker encryption settings, ensuring consistent security across devices. Key management options such as password-based encryption, TPM+PIN, TPM+Startup Key, and TPM+PIN+Startup Key can be set based on organizational requirements. Hexnode also allows administrators to define recovery options, including storing recovery keys in Active Directory or backing them up to a specified location. Additionally, Hexnode provides granular control over BitLocker settings, such as encryption methods, encryption strength, encryption mode, and more. Administrators can enforce BitLocker policies, monitor the encryption status of devices, and perform actions like encryption, decryption, and key rotation remotely.

Hold up, what is TPM?

TPM stands for “Trusted Platform Module.” It is a specialized hardware component designed to provide a higher level of security and protection for computer systems. TPMs are typically integrated into the motherboard of a computer or added as a separate module.

The primary purpose of a TPM is to securely store cryptographic keys, certificates, and other sensitive information related to system security. Accordingly, it provides a secure environment for key generation, storage, and cryptographic operations, protecting them from unauthorized access or tampering.

Windows restrictions:

Well, how can we leave out the class favorite! And so, here we go.

Essential Windows restrictions:

Hexnode provides administrators with a range of restrictions to manage Windows device settings effectively. These restrictions include allowing the use of the device’s camera, enabling or disabling the ability to copy and paste text between apps, and granting access to the Cortana voice assistant. Administrators can also specify whether Cortana is allowed when the device is locked. Storage card usage can be permitted or blocked as per organizational requirements, and administrators can manage telemetry settings for data collection.

Additionally, administrators can control location services, device renaming privileges, language settings, voice recording capabilities, and enabling or disabling Workplace features. Other settings that can be managed include auto-play, sharing and saving Microsoft Office files, notification display on the Action Center, web browser options (Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge), sign-in options, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, VPN access, cellular data roaming, toast notifications on the lock screen, MMS and RCS messaging, OneDrive file synchronization, and manual removal of UEM administration.

Advanced Windows restrictions:

Hexnode allows other advanced restrictions for the IT team to better manage and secure your fleet of Windows devices. These include requiring device encryption for enhanced security, enabling NFC functionality for convenient wireless communication, allowing USB connections for data transfer, and granting users the ability to reset their devices when needed. Additionally, administrators can control screen capture capabilities, date and time settings, power and sleep configurations, embedded mode usage, region selection, and access to the Microsoft Store. Developer options can be locked or unlocked as per requirements, and administrators can manage Safe Search and location usage for search functionality.

Additional settings include storing images from Vision search, manually adding non-Microsoft accounts, Internet sharing, Wi-Fi Sense auto-connect, manual Wi-Fi network connections, Wi-Fi Direct usage, Data Sense management, manual root certificate installation, provisioning package installation, signed certificate requirements for provisioning packages, removal of provisioning packages, Bluetooth ad reception, device pairing with other devices over Bluetooth, Windows beta updates, and customization of Start menu folders such as Documents, Downloads, File Explorer, Homegroup, Music, Networks, Pictures, Settings, Videos, and Personal folders. With Hexnode, administrators have comprehensive control over these advanced Windows settings, ensuring security, compliance, and tailored device management.

Apple TV configurations, actions, and restrictions:

Apple TV, the cutting-edge streaming media player by tech giant Apple, is the perfect addition to your enterprise environment, designed to transform your workplace entertainment and foster productivity like never before. Seamlessly integrating with your existing infrastructure, Apple TV empowers your team to collaborate, present, and engage in a whole new way. And so it is no wonder; that you’ve incorporated it into your organization. So, let’s have a look at what Hexnode has to offer for your Apple TVs.

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Hexnode supports various enrollment methods such as automatic enrollment, manual enrollment, and Apple Configurator enrollment, making it easy to onboard Apple TV devices into your management system. Administrators can create and configure profiles to manage settings and restrictions on Apple TV devices. This includes Wi-Fi, VPN, AirPlay, and Home Screen Layout configurations. Hexnode enables the deployment and management of apps on Apple TV devices.

Administrators can remotely install, update, and remove apps, ensuring the availability of required applications for users. Additionally, with Hexnode, administrators can control AirPlay settings on Apple TV devices. Consequently, the admins can enable or disable AirPlay, restrict AirPlay access to specific devices or networks, and manage AirPlay passwords. Hexnode allows administrators to enforce security measures on Apple TV devices. This includes enforcing passcodes, disabling features like Siri, AirDrop, and Game Center, and managing device restrictions to ensure compliance and data protection. Furthermore, administrators can remotely lock, restart, or wipe devices, troubleshoot issues, and ensure devices are always up to date.

Kiosk settings:

Hexnode offers powerful kiosk features that allow administrators to transform devices into dedicated kiosk mode, providing a more controlled and focused user experience.

Single app mode:

Hexnode enables administrators to lock devices into a single app, restricting users from accessing any other apps or features. This is ideal for scenarios where devices are used for specific purposes such as digital signage, interactive displays, or self-service kiosks.

Multi-app mode:

Hexnode also supports multi-app kiosk mode, where administrators can configure a set of allowed apps that users can access. This allows for more flexibility while still maintaining control over the device’s functionality.

Web kiosk:

With Hexnode, administrators can set up web kiosks, allowing devices to be locked into a specific website or a set of approved websites. This is useful for creating self-service information stations or limiting browsing to specific web applications.

Digital signage:

Hexnode allows you to easily transform your Androids into colorful digital signages.

Peripheral control:

Hexnode’s kiosk features provide control over peripheral devices connected to the kiosk, such as printers, barcode scanners, or card readers. Administrators can configure the behavior and permissions for these peripherals, enhancing the kiosk functionality.

Branding and Customization:

Hexnode allows administrators to customize the kiosk interface with their branding, logos, and specific themes to create a cohesive user experience.

Advanced kiosk restrictions:

In kiosk mode, administrators can apply additional restrictions to further control the device’s functionality. This includes disabling device settings, preventing access to system features, and restricting certain actions to maintain a secure and focused environment.

Content management:

Hexnode enables administrators to push and update content on kiosk devices, ensuring that the information displayed remains up-to-date and relevant. This includes images, videos, documents, or any other content required for the kiosk experience.

Monitoring and Reporting:

Hexnode provides monitoring and reporting capabilities for kiosk devices. Moreover, administrators can track device status, usage statistics, and generate reports to gain insights into device performance and user interactions.

Remote management:

Hexnode’s kiosk features include remote management capabilities, allowing administrators to remotely configure, update, and troubleshoot kiosk devices without physical access.

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App management:

Well, as part of app management, take your Hexnode MDM free trial out for a spin with a wide array of features. There is a tonne of different things you can do with Hexnode!

  • App distribution: Hexnode allows administrators to distribute apps to devices in various ways. Accordingly, there is a lot the IT admins can do, including pushing apps silently in the background, sending app install commands to specific devices or groups, and providing users with a self-service app catalog.
  • App inventory: Hexnode provides a comprehensive inventory of installed apps on managed devices, enabling administrators to track app versions, usage, and device compatibility.
  • App configuration: Hexnode allows administrators to configure app settings and preferences remotely. Accordingly, this includes configuring app-specific policies, restricting app access to certain device functionalities, and setting up app-level restrictions.
  • App updates: Administrators can ensure that apps are up to date by centrally managing app updates. Hexnode supports automatic app updates or provides options to review and approve updates before installation.
  • App whitelisting and blacklisting: Hexnode allows administrators to enforce app restrictions by listing out approved apps and ensuring that the device can only access those apps or blocking unauthorized apps, ensuring device security and compliance.
  • App removal: Administrators can remotely uninstall or remove apps from devices when necessary. This feature is particularly useful for ensuring compliance or reclaiming licenses.
  • App store management: Hexnode provides options to manage access to public app stores like the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Administrators can restrict access, customize app recommendations, or disable app installations altogether.
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Hexnode’s Directory Integrations:

Hexnode’s Directory integrations provide seamless integration between directory services like Active Directory, Azure AD, G Suite, Okta, etc. and the UEM solution. These simplify user authentication, policy management, and device provisioning. It enables organizations to leverage their existing directory infrastructure while ensuring efficient and secure device management. Check out how you can squeeze the most out of the Hexnode MDM free trial…

  • User authentication: Hexnode supports directory integration for user authentication, enabling users to log in to Hexnode using their existing directory credentials. Consequently, this eliminates the need for separate user accounts and passwords, streamlining the authentication process.
  • User Sync: Hexnode synchronizes user data from directory, including user profiles, groups, and organizational units (OUs). Consequently, the administrators can manage device policies and app deployments based on your directory user groups, ensuring granular control and targeting.
  • User-based policies: Hexnode’s directory integration allows administrators to create and enforce policies based on directory user attributes or group memberships. Consequently, this ensures that device settings, app access, and restrictions are applied according to the user’s role and organizational requirements.
  • Device management by organizational unit: Hexnode allows administrators to manage devices based on the OUs in their directory services. Consequently, policies, configurations, and app deployments can be targeted at specific OUs, simplifying device management and ensuring consistency across organizational units.
  • AD group mapping: Hexnode enables the mapping of your directory groups to Hexnode user groups, simplifying policy assignments and access control. Accordingly, this ensures that users receive the appropriate policies and configurations based on their AD group membership.
  • AD attribute mapping: Hexnode allows administrators to map your directory user attributes to device properties within the UEM solution. This provides flexibility in customizing device management based on specific AD attributes, such as department, location, or job title.

Hexnode’s group policy management features:

Hexnode offers comprehensive group policy management features to streamline device and user management in organizations. Accordingly, Hexnode supports a variety of group policy settings, including security policies, network configurations, user preferences, and more. Administrators can easily define and customize policies according to their organization’s requirements, such as password policies, firewall settings, software installation restrictions, and Internet Explorer configurations.

In addition to predefined group policy settings, Hexnode enables administrators to create custom policies tailored to their specific needs. Moreover, these custom policies can be easily created and deployed to targeted devices or user groups, providing granular control over device configurations and behavior.

Hexnode’s remote actions:

There are a lot of remote actions that the IT team can perform on the managed devices courtesy of Hexnode. The Hexnode MDM free trial allows a lot of remote actions that include but are not limited to…

  • Remote lock: This action allows administrators to remotely lock a device, preventing unauthorized access and ensuring data security.
  • Remote wipe: In case of device loss or theft, administrators can initiate a remote wipe to erase all the data and settings on the device, protecting sensitive information.
  • Locate device: Hexnode allows administrators to track the real-time location of devices, helping in device recovery or ensuring employee safety.
  • Send message: Administrators can send messages to devices, either as pop-up notifications or through the lock screen, to communicate important information or instructions.
  • Reboot device: With this action, administrators can remotely restart devices to resolve certain issues or apply system updates.
  • Clear passcode: In the event of a forgotten passcode, administrators can remotely clear the device passcode. And so, users can access their devices without data loss.
  • Install applications: Hexnode enables administrators to remotely install applications on devices, ensuring that the required apps are readily available to users.
  • Update policies: Administrators can push policy updates to devices remotely, ensuring that the devices are compliant with the latest security and configuration requirements.
  • Execute script: This feature allows administrators to run custom scripts on devices. Consequently, the admins can automate specific tasks or configurations.

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Hexnode and its integrations:

Hexnode’s got a long list of integrations to make securing and managing the endpoints in your organization more efficient. There are quite a lot of them from Active Directory (AD), Microsoft Azure AD Integration, Apple DEP and VPP, Samsung Knox, Microsoft Exchange Server, and LDAP to Android Enterprise (formerly Android for Work), Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), and Okta. Well, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and catch up with Hexnode MDM’s free trial!

Multiple logins and Technicians:

Hexnode MDM free trial provides the first real taste of several settings and features related to multiple logins and technician roles. These help ensure secure and efficient device management. Also, these include the ability to enable CAPTCHA authentication after three failed login attempts and implement two-step verification for admin login, adding an extra layer of security. Hexnode supports multiple technicians to have their own logins, facilitating collaboration and delegation of tasks. The platform provides predefined roles with different levels of permissions, allowing organizations to assign appropriate access rights to technicians based on their responsibilities. Additionally, the organizations can also customize roles based on their need and requirement. So, with Hexnode you can assign your men at the IT helm with one of four role types. Let’s have a look, shall we?

  • Admin: Technician with full privileges, they can access all the functionalities of the portal.
  • Super admin: This is basically like the ‘Big Boss’ technician….kidding! Super admin is the first admin to sign in to the Hexnode portal.
  • Apps and Reports manager: These are the technicians whose scope is limited to the apps and reports tab of Hexnode’s portal. So, they can make use of all the functionalities that these two tabs offer and also keep an eye on the dashboard.
  • Reports manager: As the name suggests these are the technicians who only need access to the reports tab. So, they have all the reports from under the reports tab and can also view the dashboard.
  • Custom technician role: Apart from these pre-defined roles, depending on your need and requirement you can customize technician roles by defining their scope and what all functionalities they have access to.


Administrators can configure CAPTCHA settings to prevent unauthorized access. Hexnode also offers technician single sign-on (SSO) capabilities using Google, Microsoft, and Okta for streamlined authentication. Advanced custom roles allow granular permission control for individual options within a tab. While basic custom roles, on the other hand, provide permission control for a tab as a whole. These settings and features provide organizations with flexibility, security, and efficient management of device management tasks.

Breeze through 14 days of Hexnode MDM’s free trial

With Hexnode’s 14-day free trial, you can explore and evaluate its extensive range of features and capabilities. Now, you don’t have to stick with this, but here’s a timeline that could get you started with plowing your way through 14 days of easy management and security with Hexnode. From initial account setup to device enrollment, policy management, app deployment, security features, content management, and reporting, here’s how you maximize your trial experience! Let’s go!

Day 1: Sign up and Account setup

  • Sign up for the 14-day free trial of Hexnode MDM and complete the account setup process.
  • Set up user roles and permissions to manage access rights within your organization.
  • Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for seamless user authentication.

Day 2: Familiarize yourself with the dashboard

  • Explore the intuitive dashboard that provides a comprehensive overview of your device fleet.
  • Get acquainted with the centralized management console, which allows you to configure and control devices from a single interface.
  • Familiarize yourself with the role-based access control (RBAC) feature for granular control over user permissions.

Day 3-4: Device enrollment

  • Enroll devices using Hexnode’s wide range of enrollment options, including Apple’s Automated Device Enrollment (ADE), Android Enterprise, and Windows Autopilot.
  • For iOS devices try using Apple’s Automated Device Enrollment (ADE) or Apple Configurator.
  • With Android devices try the QR code enrollment, Zero-Touch Enrollment, or Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment.
  • Experiment with bulk enrollment methods, such as Active Directory (AD) integration or using CSV files.

Day 5-7: Policy management

  • Create and apply device management policies for different devices.
  • Explore advanced policies, such as app management policies, compliance policies, and security settings.
  • Create and apply dynamic policies based on device attributes, user groups, etc.
  • Utilize geofencing capabilities to enforce policies or trigger actions based on device location.

Day 8-9: App management and Deployment

  • Distribute apps to devices using various methods. Push apps to the target endpoints silently or create a custom app catalog for users to download apps from as and when they require.
  • Tweak around with app configurations and restrictions.
  • Utilize app blacklisting and whitelisting to control app access on devices.

Day 10-11: Security and Compliance features

  • Implement strong security measures using features like remote lock, remote wipe, or passcode enforcement.
  • Set up compliance rules to ensure devices adhere to your organization’s security policies.
  • Configure the settings for BitLocker in Windows and FileVault for macOS.
  • Leverage Hexnode’s Network Access Control (NAC) to ensure devices meet security standards before accessing corporate resources.
  • Set up the global HTTP proxy servers and VPN for your peers.

Day 12: Content management and Remote support

  • Share files and documents securely with users or groups through Hexnode’s content management features.
  • Utilize remote view and control to troubleshoot device issues in real time.

Day 13-14: Reporting and Analytics

  • Generate reports on device inventory, app usage, compliance status, and security incidents.
  • Analyze device data to identify trends, track user behavior, and optimize device management strategies.
  • Utilize Hexnode’s dashboard widgets to visualize data and track key metrics.

Throughout the trial:

  • Take advantage of Hexnode’s customer support for any inquiries or assistance.
  • Additionally, attend webinars or training sessions provided by Hexnode to gain deeper insights into specific features.
  • Collaborate with your team to evaluate Hexnode’s usability, scalability, and integration capabilities.
  • Explore Hexnode’s integrations with other business tools like Okta, G Suite, or Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  • Test Hexnode’s kiosk mode to lock devices into specific applications or workflows.
  • Utilize Hexnode’s remote actions feature for remote troubleshooting and device management.
  • Finally, don’t forget to check out Hexnode’s blogs, resources and help docs for a smoother experience.

Hexnode MDM free trial: Answering the FAQs

Yup, questions are bound to arise. I know you might have tons of them. And so, let’s see if we can’t quell some of those doubts! Here’s a list of some FAQs that we’ve heard (through the grapevines, of course 😉) and the answers to them. Don’t worry! I got the experts’ nod to these answers, so you can trust’em.

Q: Is there a limit on the number of devices I can manage during the free trial?

No, there is no device limit during the 14-day free trial. You can manage an unlimited number of devices to explore and test Hexnode’s MDM capabilities.

Q: Can we enroll and onboard new devices easily during the free trial period?

Yup, and the cherry on the icing is that Hexnode can offer free onboarding sessions as well. So, don’t you worry at all!

Q: Will I have access to Hexnode’s customer support during the free trial?

Hexnode provides customer support throughout the free trial period. If you have any questions, encounter issues, or need assistance with the platform, you can reach out to Hexnode’s support team via email, live chat, or phone. We’re here 24*5!

Q: Are there any limitations or restrictions during the free trial period?

Hexnode’s free trial provides unrestricted access to all features and functionalities. However, there may be certain limitations based on your device platforms or any specific configurations unique to your organization. Hexnode’s support team can assist you in understanding any such limitations.

Q: Can we integrate the MDM solution with our existing infrastructure and systems, such as Active Directory or identity management solutions, during the trial?

Absolutely! You can explore integration possibilities with Hexnode’s MDM solution during the free trial.

Q: Are there any additional resources or documentation available to help us maximize the benefits of the free trial?

There are heaps and heaps of help docs and resources. And, of course, you have US and our blogs here at your disposal! Additionally, if you still feel lost, you can schedule customer support sessions.

Q: Is it possible to extend the free trial period beyond 14 days?

Typically, the Hexnode MDM free trial period is fixed at 14 days. However, if you require additional time to evaluate the product, you can sit down with Hexnode’s sales team and discuss your specific needs.

Q: What happens to my data after the free trial ends?

If you decide not to continue with Hexnode after the free trial, your data will be securely deleted from Hexnode’s servers. You can rest assured that your information will be handled as per privacy and data protection policies.

Q: Can I export or retrieve my trial data if I decide to continue with Hexnode after the trial ends?

Exporting would not be possible, owing to our strict compliance with GDPR laws and data privacy policies. So, if you want to use a different portal, data carryover would not be possible. However, Hexnode will ensure a smooth transition from the trial period to a paid subscription. Essentially, you would continue your trial portal to a paid one. So, as long as it’s the same portal, all the policies and the data in your trial portal will be carried over to your live/paid account.

After the Hexnode MDM free trial: What are the options?

Well, Hexnode offers five different plans (Express, Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Ultra). Of course, your choice of plan will depend on your device management requirements and budget. And if you are still confused about your options, contact Hexnode support. There’s no confusion a relaxed chat with the experts can’t solve!

Wrapping up…

So, you see, Hexnode’s got a lot to offer. And what’s the best way to get a taste of all that Hexnode’s got to offer? Yes, thats right, sign up for Hexnode MDM’s free trial! Enjoy the bliss of easy and efficient endpoint management and security for 14 days. And then, we’ll sign the dotted lines for a more permanent association. Also, don’t forget to check out the detailed pdf outlining all the different features that you’ll get with the different plans. See you, then!

Alie Ashryver

Product Evangelist @ Hexnode. Gimme a pen and paper and I'll clear up the cloud of thoughts in ma head...

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