Mobile Device Management

UW–Madison has implemented a central Mobile Device Management (MDM)/Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)/Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) service pilot based on VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch.

➡ To request enrollment in the service pilot, please use this request form. The pilot is currently scheduled to run until a production service is implemented. UW–Madison has selected VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch, along with several other products, for MDM and Next-Generation Endpoint Management for rollout and general use in 2020.

Watch our presentation, Securing Institutional Data in a Mobile World, at Lockdown:

Presentation slides (PDF)

Some facts about the service pilot:

  • Provides reliable, uniform, managed security to endpoints as required for UW–Madison users.
  • Enables compliance with regulatory requirements or security best practices for mobile devices.
  • Supports remote wipe for devices with protected institutional data that are lost or stolen.
  • Architected as an “opt-in” platform as directed by Deans and Directors of university components.
  • Hosted on-premise at UW–Madison in the Campus Computing Infrastructure (CCI) environment.
  • Does not require any additional software, hardware, or other infrastructure at the customer location.
  • Is suitable for managing devices that access or process Internal, Sensitive, or Restricted Data.
  • Supports institutionally-owned devices that access protected data classes or are under a management regime.
  • Supports personally-owned (“Bring Your Own Device”, or BYOD) devices that access protected data classes.
  • Does not manage, access, or manipulate private personal data on personally-owned devices.
  • Supports UW–Madison NetID Login and Campus Active Directory (CAD).
  • Allows binding to departmental or organizational directory services.
  • Targeted at devices or systems running Apple iOS, Apple macOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems.
  • Supports Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP) for applicable iOS devices (but does not require DEP for iOS devices).
  • No customer license cost during the pilot. Final customer license cost, if any, is yet to be determined; expected to be a campus-subsidized service.
  • If successful and funded, is intended to transition to a UW–Madison production service.

Join the MDM email list if you are interested in this pilot. Contact with any other questions.

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