Businesses around the world can start deploy Android onto the employees devices now quickly and securely with a new deployment method launching Thursday, called “zero-touch enrollment.”
The new zero-touch enrollment enable organizations ship new purchased devices with management and settings pre-configured, so employees get out of the box experience.
The software from enterprise mobility management (EMMs), including: VMware AirWatch, BlackBerry, MobileIron, IBM, SOTI, GSuite and others, can be use to automatically configure and apply device policies during initial setup of these devices.
Google today has also partnered with Verizon to offer zero-touch enrollment on Pixel phones, in addition to zero-touch carrier partners already supplying the Zero-touch devices.
Soon, more OEMs will add to deliver zero-touch experience to enterprises. The Huawei Mate 10, Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will be among the first devices to support “zero-touch” in next few weeks, And, more such devices will launch soon, too.
The GIF below demostrate the new Zero touch on pixel phone:
“For our business customers, deploying new devices and services securely with the ability to enforce device-specific policies is critical for protecting proprietary information and an organization’s brand,” says Ryan O’Shea, vice president of National Business Channels with Verizon Wireless. “The Android zero-touch enrollment program allows our business customers to get up and running seamlessly and securely, and we are excited today to introduce this initiative on the Pixel phone and other future Android devices.”
Further, Google says, companies can also mix zero=touch with other enrollment mentods to suit their paticular needs. Towards this, Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME) on Samsung devices that upgrade to, or ship with Android Oreo will have zero-touch as an additional option. Other enrollment methods, like QR code and NFC bump, will also continue to be supported across Android.
Thereby, with zero-touch enrollment users don’t need to manually configure their devices, as it ensures corporate policies in place on devices, and they just sign in and get access to work apps and data.
Lastly, admin support is also much easier, with no extra steps for end-users.
Learn more about the zero-touch, on this page.