Earlier this year we announced support for mobile device security policies in Google Apps to help administrators manage iPhone, Nokia, and Windows Mobile devices from the Google Apps control panel. These policies let employees access information from their phones while helping administrators keep corporate data more secure. Today, we are announcing new mobile device management options for Google Apps administrators.

  • Requiring devices to use data encryption
  • Auto-wiping device after specified number of failed password attempts
  • Disabling the phone’s camera
  • Ensuring old passwords are not reused
  • Requiring passwords to be changed after specified time interval
  • Disabling data synchronization when device is roaming to reduce wireless overage charges

    Starting this week, these policies will be available to all Google Apps Premier and Education customers. They can be accessed from the 'Mobile' tab under 'Service Settings' in the Google Apps control panel.

    It’s our mission to provide users with seamless access to their data while allowing enterprise administrators to centrally manage a diverse range of mobile devices. We’re working to enhance our device management options and to expand our list of supported devices – including Android later this year. If you have any questions, please check out our Help Center documentation.