Rugged device management

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Supported OS

Supported Devices

Comprehensive rugged device management

Nontraditional enrollment methods

Bring devices under management even if Google Play Services is not running on them.

Automated provisioning

Make devices work-ready by applying settings and restrictions, installing work apps, and distributing network profiles for the Wi-Fi, VPN, proxy, APN, and more.


Achieve deep customization of devices by leveraging OEM-provided advanced profiles and settings for over 22 OEMs.

Remote control

Troubleshoot devices far away from offices through remote control and view options.

OS update management

Upload custom OS update packages and schedule their deployment during non-work hours.

Device lockdown

Set up kiosks to only open one or a set of apps and restrict other device functionalities.

Location tracking and geofencing

Obtain both historic and real-time device locations and ensure location-based compliance through geofencing.

Lost mode

For lost or stolen devices, enable a complete lockdown, reset passcodes, raise the alarm, and perform a factory reset to prevent data loss.

Silent app installation

Empower users with the right apps through ad hoc background installations and updates.

Dedicated features for nontraditional device management

Onboard nontraditional devices

Make use of zero-touch, QR code, and NFC-based enrollment to bring devices under management. Assign apps and content to groups of devices. Configure restrictions on devices to ensure better security and productivity.

Manage shared devices

Leverage profiles for devices like shared iPads to manage them effectively. Restrict logins and configure the idle timeout and passcode settings to ensure security and user privacy.

Remotely troubleshoot devices

View and control the screens of remote devices with a built-in tool. Leverage unattended access to troubleshoot devices kept in common areas, like kiosks, without user intervention. Perform common troubleshooting tasks, like clearing app data and restarting the device, through remote chat commands.

Restrict access on shared devices

Block access to apps, data, and functions by setting up kiosk mode. Allow access only to select apps and settings while blocking notifications, calls, and more. Also determine which hardware buttons work and customize home screens with wallpaper, the app icon layout, and web shortcuts.


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We just recently upgraded about 100 devices, and the fact that you can set groups and policies and push content and apps to the devices automatically reduced 80% of the migration time, where it would have taken weeks to complete this task without an MDM. The geofencing and location tracking are also bonuses.

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I really like how easy it is to deploy and have devices set up and ready for users. I can have a new phone set up for a user in under seven minutes, and most of that time is me having to get all the apps set up to work with our systems.

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MDM 101: The basics of Rugged Device Management (RDM) explained

  • 1. What are rugged devices?

    Rugged devices or ruggedized devices are devices built with bolstered hardware that allows them to function in harsh environments. Rugged devices are designed to withstand tough conditions, which are often prevalent in sectors like the military, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and logistics. These devices need to be uniquely built to endure external factors, like electric shocks, dust, humidity, high temperatures, vibrations, and pressure, while continuing to function as intended.

  • 2. What is rugged device management?

    Organizations need to manage and closely monitor all the different types of devices deployed for various purposes, and rugged devices cannot be exempted from device management. Rugged device management mainly includes onboarding rugged devices, restricting certain device functions, distributing the necessary apps and files, pushing OS updates, and remotely troubleshooting.

  • 3. Why should you manage the rugged mobile devices in your organization?

    Rugged devices need to be brought under corporate management to prevent unauthorized access, keep up with increasingly strict compliance protocols, and simplify the tracking of all the devices as well as the apps and content on them. Neglecting rugged device management jeopardizes the security of corporate data. Furthermore, rugged devices are usually used by frontline workers, and a lack of device management makes it difficult to properly provision these devices with the required configurations and permissions.

  • 4. What are the benefits of using MDM to manage the rugged devices in your organization?

    Various kinds of rugged devices from different OEMs can be uniformly brought under management, making it easier for admins to manage them from a single console. With only the required apps and functionalities allowed on the devices, companies not only prevent device misuse but also conserve battery and data. This helps remote rugged devices stay reliable and durable so employees can carry out their required tasks without hindrance.

    Moreover, technical issues on rugged devices can be fixed remotely and in real time through MDM. Mobile device management solutions offer a wide range of response measures that can be executed if a device is reported stolen or lost, safeguarding important data against misuse.

  • 5. How can mobile device management help ensure data security on rugged devices?

    With a mobile device management solution in place, rugged devices can be onboarded remotely and in bulk using automated device onboarding methods that ensure complete control. The required apps and content can be distributed over the air to devices along with a set of restrictions to ensure that device functionalities are not exploited to steal or leak organizational data.

    Managing rugged devices lets admins lock them down to run only one app or a set of apps. Admins can also schedule OS updates, helping enterprises avoid bandwidth choking and device downtime during work hours. Lost rugged devices can be remotely locked, located, and factory reset to prevent corporate data from falling into the wrong hands.