We’re happy to introduce the release of the Sony Enterprise SDK 3.0! This Enterprise SDK contains new features and relevant information required by Sony partners. It’s currently only available to selected Mobile Device Management (MDM) partners, who typically provide solutions for policy enforcement. We’re keen to provide the best MDM solutions and now we’re on the look-out for more potential partners. Could you be one of those? Read on to find out more.
Some of our existing Sony partners, who have already used the Enterprise SDK to create Enterprise solutions, are Mobile Device Management companies like AirWatch, SOTI and Citrix. They’ve been able to use the APIs included in the Enterprise SDK to provide businesses with the ability to perform over-the-air security, monitoring and management of mobile devices used at work.
The capacity to enforce device restrictions, request security features and to automatically configure device accounts is integral to the day-to-day running of many businesses. This is something we take seriously, and we are continually looking to enhance Sony’s business offering. See our portal for information about our devices in business – Xperia in Business
With that in mind, here’s some more detailed information:
What is the Enterprise API
The Enterprise API is an extension to the Android Device Administration API. It is meant to be used by a device administrator, normally in combination with the Android Administrator API , to restrict certain features in the device. For example, it could be used to stop the user turning on Bluetooth, sending SMS messages or running a blacklisted application. It also contains functions to configure the device accounts, secure storage and retrieve miscellaneous information from the device.
Supported policies and other features
Device policies are a set of restrictions which allow IT Managers to have greater control over the management of devices used at work. These policies could be used to configure devices and protect company data, perhaps by enforcing screen un-lock passwords. You can download the full list of available device policies and enterprise features supported by the newest version of the Enterprise API. In addition to this, you can also use the standard vanilla Android policies, in combination with the Sony Enterprise API.
Enterprise API support on Xperia™ devices
The supported features can differ across our range of Xperia devices and new features are usually introduced along with new product releases.
How to apply to use the Enterprise SDK
If you are interested in becoming a partner and using the Sony Enterprise SDK, please contact us with information about your MDM solution – enterprise_at_sonymobile.com