Relution device groups

Introducing new device groups

The efficient and secure management of mobile devices is a complex task, especially in large MDM environments.
The two new Relution device groups allow administrators to divide the large number of mobile devices in their organization into well-structured groups. Above all, this makes it easier to assign and apply policies.

Static and dynamic device groups each have different purposes and properties. It is up to the administrator to decide which groups are used in the respective organization, depending on specific requirements and the desired degree of automation in device management.

Static groups

Static groups are created manually by an MDM administrator; devices are added to a static group once. The administrator has full control and determines which devices are included in the group. Once created, the membership of a device in a static group usually remains unchanged unless manually adjusted. Individually set, original criteria for group membership and defined policies are constant and do not change automatically.

This function is well suited for organizing devices individually if a fixed membership is required and no automatic adjustment is necessary.

With the 5.21 update, all existing, active policies are converted to static groups. None of the previously created and configured policies will be lost.

Dynamic groups

Dynamic groups are based on filters that ensure that the appropriate devices are grouped intelligently, automatically, flexibly and in real time.

The administrator has the option of combining various device-specific filters into a filter group and defining the conditions to be fulfilled in fine detail. It is also possible to select whether all predefined filters or at least one filter should apply. Individual filters and filter groups can be variably combined and integrated with each other.

Membership of dynamic groups changes automatically and in real time as soon as a device meets the defined requirements, without the need for manual intervention.
The criteria for inclusion in dynamic groups are flexible and continuously adapt to the changing requirements of the organization. For example, devices are moved into or out of a group based on software updates, geographical location changes, device types, security status or specific operating system versions - device membership always remains current and consistent.

Dynamic groups and policies

The main advantage of dynamic groups is the connection with policies.

Because dynamic groups adapt to changing conditions, they ensure that the associated policies, such as password policies or device locking, are automatically applied to devices that meet the criteria for secure group membership.

Dynamic groups enable more flexible and accurate management of mobile devices and help to significantly minimize the administrative burden. Compliance with policies can be made more efficient and consistent with dynamic groups, which strengthens the overall security of an MDM environment.