With SDM 5.6, Snow is now official Google EMM business partner for the Work Profile solution. The following features and improvements are new in SDM 5.6:
Google EMM & Android for Work
Integration with Google Play
SMM Language Support for German and Portuguese
New Android Client (Snow app)
- SMM for Service Desk
Access control lists for domains
Product: Snow Device Manager
New version: 5.6
Release date: November 27, 2017
Distribution: Installation media
Current status: Released
The following new features have been added to Snow Device Manager 5.6:
GOOGLE EMM & ANDROID FOR WORK
With SDM 5.6, Snow is an official Google EMM business partner for the Work Profile solution. See the official listing for Android business partners.
Snow Device Manager 5.6 introduces support for the Android for Work Profile solution, which enables SDM to act as Profile Owner on any device running Android 5.0 or later. The solution works by creating a container, or a Work Profile dedicated to business applications and content. The non-intrusive Work Profile enables SDM to manage business data and applications but does not grant access to personal data and apps. Work Profile applications are clearly indicated on the device with a red suitcase badge, and separated from personal apps – see screenshot.
Using SDM with a Google EMM account does not require Active Directory or Google Verification, and no extra charges apply.
Android for Work is available for all SDM 5.6 installations and may be activated at any time. Multiple accounts are supported. Please refer to User Guide: Snow Device Manager User Interface for details.
INTEGRATION WITH GOOGLE PLAY
The introduction of Google EMM provides seamless integration with Google Play enabling organizations to create a corporate app store, simplifying app distribution and improving volume licensing/bulk purchasing possibilities. Deployment options such as silent app installation, whitelisting, and pre-configured apps are all included in the package.
The Google Play integration enables your organization to work with BYOD scenarios (Work Profile) as well as corporate-owned devices (Device Owner).
APPLE CONFIGURATOR ENROLLMENT
SDM 5.6, enables customers to enroll iOS devices using Apple Configurator – a pre-requisite for high-level security scenarios. This capability provides mass-device configuration and simplifies the rollout of devices in some school scenarios.
SMM LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR GERMAN AND PORTUGUESE
Snow Mobility Manager now provides language support for German and Portuguese.
The following enhancements have been added to Snow Device Manager 5.6:
NEW ANDROID CLIENT (SNOW APP)
To align the Snow Android Client (Snow app) with best practices for Android, the way it handles permissions has been modified. Instead of requesting all permissions at installation, the Snow app now requests permissions as they are needed. At installation, for example, the Snow app will just request permission to read IMEI information. At enrollment, it will request the additional permissions needed. This change does not affect previously enrolled devices. Permissions are handled silently for customers using Android Work profiles.
SMM FOR SERVICE DESK
- Edit user info
- Edit device name and phone number
- Exchange collaboration (block/allow device)
- Extended device Info (UX + SMM)
New functionality is available for all 5.6 installations with SMM configured.
ACCESS CONTROL LISTS FOR DOMAINS
It is now possible to black- and white-list IP ranges for domain access on a domain level for any environment – relevant for customers with high security requirements.
The following defects have been corrected in Snow Device Manager 5.6:
Service Now ID
Packet for VPN (Samsung) Missing
SD memory card faulty information
Enrolling new devices (Apple)
Error when deploying restriction
Snow Device Manager problem configuring VPN package