F-Secure has made the decision to end its own Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution as a part of F-Secure Freedome for Business, F-Secure Protection Service for Business. Mobile Device Management is a solution used by companies for mobile fleet management.
This change will take place on 26 March, 2019 at the latest.
Up until now, F-Secure has supported MDM by embedding its own MDM solution into F-Secure Freedome for Business, as well as by supporting 3rd party MDM solutions.
Our built-in MDM in F-Secure Freedome for Business was not used enough to make the complex installation flow justifiable. Also, the set of features in our own MDM was not competitive enough.
The reason to remove our own MDM solution from the product is to streamline and simplify the installation flow for F-Secure Freedome for Business (Mobile Protection).
In doing so, we hope that this will offer our customers an improved customer experience.
The Devices page: There will not be much difference as full upstream data will still be fetched from the app directly and regularly. The Freedome for Business app starts actively posting upstream status to the portal; that is, always setting status to Active (previously was Protected). Also, the following information will continue to show in the portal: license information, device app status, OS versions as well as the UDID code.
The Profiles page: The Mobile devices tab will be removed as mobile profile settings are no longer needed.
To uninstall the F-Secure MDM manually, use the following instructions:
Uninstall the MDM profile from an iOS device
Note: The following instructions remove both the MDM profile and the Freedome for Business app. To continue using Freedome for Business, you need to reinstall the app after uninstalling the MDM profile.
Uninstall the Device Agent from an Android device
As soon as the administrator has added you as a user in the PSB Management portal, you will receive an installation email.
You will be redirected to App Store or Google Play Store where you can download and install the F-Secure Freedome for Business app.
Once the installation is completed, the app opens.
Now the upstream information is visible to the PSB portal admin.