G Suite Update Alerts : Set automated rules for mobile devices to protect your data

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Set automated rules for mobile devices to protect your data

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 08:50 AM PDT

Protecting your organization's data should be easy, regardless of what device your employees use. This is especially true if many of them use mobile devices at work. Today, we're introducing new device rules for Mobile Management that provide better proactive management of mobile devices within your domain.

G Suite admins can now define custom rules that trigger on device events, and have associated actions. When an event specified in a rule occurs on a device within your organization with a G Suite Enterprise license, the corresponding action you have set will automatically be executed by Mobile Management.

Some examples of event/action-based rules you can set include:

  • Approve select mobile devices at the time of device enrollment.
  • Block access to corporate data if user installs a specific app.
  • Block access to/Account wipe the device if user has more than five failed screen unlock attempts.
  • Block access to/Account wipe the device if there is suspicious activity found on the device.
If you're looking for a device rule that isn't covered in an existing template, you can customize your own rule. Previously, you would have needed to create a custom script and leverage our APIs to automate any mobile device actions.

Our goal with this launch is to automate the manual, repetitive tasks you often execute as mobile administrators while also keeping your organization's data protected. Get started today with the instructions in this Help Center article.

Launch Details

Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Available to G Suite Enterprise editions only

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)

Admins only

Admin action suggested/FYI

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