In an Android device settings profile, you configure settings to protect Android tablets and smart phones against threats, malware, and theft.
To configure Android Device settings:
- From the top navigation bar, select Settings.
- From the left pane, select Android Device.
- Select an existing security settings profile to edit, copy an existing profile, or in the upper-right corner of the window, click Add to create a new profile.
The Add Settings or Edit Settings page opens.
- Enter a Name and Description for the profile, if required.
- To only update devices over Wi-Fi, click Updates and enable the toggle.
- Configure these settings, as required.
- Click Save.
- Select the profile and assign recipients, if required.
For more information, see Assign a Settings Profile.
In the Antivirus section, you enable permanent antivirus protection. Permanent antivirus protection is a traditional security module used to defend organizations against the infection vectors most commonly used by hackers. This module leverages locally stored signature file as well as real-time queries to Collective Intelligence.
You can also enable WatchGuard Endpoint Security to scan apps before they are installed and add exclusions for files you do not want to scan.
- Select Antivirus.
- To enable Permanent Antivirus Protection, enable the toggle.
- To Scan apps from unknown sources before installing them, enable the toggle.
- In the Exclusions section, in the text box, type the name of Android packages you want to exclude from antivirus protection (for example, com.example.myapp).
The anti-theft feature allows you to send actions to target Android devices to prevent data loss or locate them in the event of loss or theft. In the Anti-Theft section, you enable anti-theft protection, including geolocation tracking and "snap the thief" photo features.
To configure anti-theft settings:
- Select Anti-Theft.
- To enable Anti-Theft Protection, enable the toggle.
- In the Behavior section, to Report the device's location, enable the toggle.
The device sends its GPS coordinates to the WatchGuard Endpoint Security server.
- To take a photo from the device after three failed unlock attempts and send the photos by email to a specified address, enable the Take a picture after three failed unlock attempts and email it toggle.
- In the text box, type the email addresses you want to receive the photos, separated by a comma.
- In the Privacy section, to Allow users to enable private mode, enable the toggle.
Private mode disables geolocation tracking and "snap the thief" photo features.