The MDM connector is a bi-directional communication channel between the CGX system and the MDM system. It allows administrators to incorporate information collected from devices into CGX policies. For example, a CGX policy may state that only devices with proper password settings will be allowed access to the infrastructure.

The MDM connector also includes the ability to send configuration commands back to the MDM system. Specific actions may be configured to perform actions on the end device based on conditions set in the CGX policy.

MDM data used in CGX policies

  • Operating system and version
  • Type of device
  • Installed applications and versions
  • Security settings on the device (passwords, etc.)

Managing the Mobile Device

  • Device registration
  • Locking or unlocking the device
  • Wiping device data

Benefits
By exchanging information between both systems, the administrator can increase the control and security of the network infrastructure and add value to the overall solution:

- Reduce cost and overhead by not requiring a separate agent app on mobile devices
- Enable more flexible access policies with information gathered from MDM systems
- Increase the value of both systems