Step 1. Choose a management solution

A management solution helps you set up, secure, and manage devices in your organization. For example, a management solution allows you to:

  • Visualize your inventory of devices.
  • Enforce basic security policies like screen lock with a passcode and storage encryption.
  • Remotely wipe data if a device is lost or stolen.
  • Distribute and configure apps.
  • Enforce more advanced policies depending on your needs.

Some common identity and productivity providers offer built-in Android management features as part of their solution. Third-party enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers also offer Android management solutions for organizations.

Organizations using G Suite or Cloud Identity

All editions of G Suite and Cloud Identity offer basic and advanced security and management capabilities for Android. Some third-party EMM providers also allow you to set up devices using a G Suite or Cloud Identity account. For more information, see how to Use Android with G Suite or Cloud Identity.

Organizations using Microsoft® Office 365 or Exchange ActiveSync

Microsoft® Office 365 and Exchange ActiveSync offer basic security and management capabilities on Android. Some third-party EMM providers also allow you to set up devices using a Microsoft account. To learn more, see how to Use Android with Microsoft® Office 365 or Exchange ActiveSync.

All other organizations

If your organization:

  • Uses any other identity provider, or
  • Doesn't have an identity provider, or
  • Doesn't require devices to be set up with accounts created by an identity provider,

you can choose any third-party EMM provider for your management solution.

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