AirWatch introduces an enterprise-grade Mobile Content Management (MCM) application for Android smartphones and
tablets that allows IT administrators to distribute public content and centrally manage mobile access to corporate
documents through a web-based console.
The AirWatch Content Locker application enables mobile users to access corporate resources on-the-go from their Android devices. To access content, the user’s Android device must be enrolled in AirWatch and the native Content Locker application must be installed from Google Play.
Users are prompted for a Group ID, username and password. The Content Locker supports basic, LDAP and Proxy authentication. Once logged in, content is presented in the way it was categorized by the administrator using document categories and metadata. Documents distribution and permissions is configurable at the document level. Capabilities supported include:
•Content Access Control: Can be set to enable offline viewing or online viewing only
•Transfer Method: Can be set to any (cellular) or Wi-Fi Only (no cellular)
•Download Type: Can be set to on-demand controlled by the user OR content can be pushed automatically by download date. Automatic documents (mandatory documents) cannot be deleted by users
•Download Priority: Can be set as high, normal or low for queuing purposes
Once a document has been downloaded, it can be selected for viewing using e-Reader apps available on the device. If a device is compromised (rooted) or MDM has been broken, AirWatch prevents access to the Content Locker application and performs a complete wipe of the content data on the device.
AirWatch provides administrators with detailed content visibility at the device level. The system tracks current content status (unknown, installed, uninstalled), content priority (high, normal and low), deployment method (on demand or automatic), content version and size, when the document was downloaded and when it was last viewed.
The following document types are supported by Android Content Locker:
•MS Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word
•Other: PDF, XML, HTML, Text, Rich text format and Rich text Format Dictionary
•Pictures: PNG and JPEG
•Media: Audio and Video
The Android Content Locker is available for Android 2.2 and above Smartphones and tablets.