Can more than one policy be applied to a device in Relution?

Relution 5 allows device configurations to be applied across multiple policies on a device. Previously, only one policy could be assigned to a device. The functionality is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 platforms. Furthermore, iOS, macOS and tvOS also allow multiple restriction configurations to be applied to a device, which iOS automatically combines on the device.

For which use cases are multiple policies useful?

For example, there are central configurations such as WLAN and software updates for all devices. In addition, in the school context, teacher devices but certain apps and student devices require special restrictions as well as the shared device approach for selected classes. In the case of public authorities or in a corporate context, different apps or configurations for different departments are conceivable in addition to a shared configuration.

To map the example in the school context, three different policies with 12 partly identical configurations had to be maintained before Relution 5.

With Relution 5, it is now possible to use a base policy for all devices and, in addition, individual policies with special configurations for teacher devices, student devices and shared devices, as the following comparison shows:

What are the benefits of using multiple policies?

As a result, with Relution 5’s solution, there are no more redundant configurations. Changes to WLAN settings only need to be made once centrally to affect all devices. There is no need to adjust multiple policies for the same settings.

Can policies with the same configurations be targeted?

Basically, there are configurations that can exist multiple times on a device according to the technical specifications of the operating system manufacturers and configurations that may only exist once. For example, multiple WLAN or e-mail configurations are permitted, but there can only be one software update configuration on a device. It is therefore now possible to specify an order for the policies per platform, which can be used to define the priority. If multiple policies with a software update configuration are now applied to a device, the settings of the first policy have priority and are applied, since the configuration is only permitted once.

Can multiple policies be stored for new device enrollments?

For normal enrollments and auto enrollments, it is now also possible to specify multiple policies that are assigned to the device during enrollment.

Where are all applied policies to a device displayed?

To better track the application of individual configurations to devices, the compliance view in the device details has been revised. With Relution 5, all configurations are listed, even those that do not result in compliance violations. For each policy applied, all current configurations on the device can be seen at a glance.

Can policies be targeted to specific user groups when enrolling new devices?

With Relution 5, in addition to standard policies for all newly enrolled devices, policies can also be defined for specific user:in or user group groups, which are automatically applied during enrollment.

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