One of the major requirement of organizations that provide corporate mobile devices to users is to block apps from being downloaded. Apps can be blacklisted or blocked on devices for various reasons. Some of the common reasons to block apps are to prevent the installation of malicious apps for data security, limit access to apps that hamper productivity and to avoid accessing inappropriate content on corporate devices.
In such cases, a mobile device management (MDM) solution, like Mobile Device Manager Plus can help organizations to block apps on devices. Mobile Device Manager Plus allows organizations to blacklist apps and futher disable installation of the app on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
In case of a BYOD environment where employee-owned devices access corporate data, containerization of corporate apps is recommended to ensure secure access to corporate data and to prevent data loss.
Mobile Device Manager Plus allows organizations to block apps only on devices that meet the following requirements
Mobile Device Manager Plus allows admins to block the following apps on the devices
Admins can block app download on devices using the Mobile Device Manager Plus console. Once a device is enrolled, the device is scanned and all the available apps are available in the Inventory page. Admins can select the apps to be blocked on the devices and click on Blacklist apps. They can then choose whether to block apps on all devices or only specific devices. For step by step instructions to block apps on Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices, refer this document
Admins can choose the action that should be performed when a blacklisted app is discovered on the device
With Mobile Device Manager Plus, organizations can also choose completely block app installation and run only the corporate apps on the device. To block app installations on Android devices, admin can navigate to Android Profile -> Restrictions -> Applications -> Users can install unapproved apps.
Refer this document for a list of other app related security policies.