Friday Notebook, March 16: More EMMs integrate with Chrome management

Also: Android security, Intune Browser and AAD, Dropbox S-1, VMware Identity Manager, and Microsoft Teams.

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Four more EMM vendors are integrating with Google’s Chrome Enterprise management capabilities—Cisco Meraki, Citrix XenMobile, IBM MaaS36, and ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus. They follow VMware AirWatch’s integration, announced last August. Google Chrome Enterprise (formerly Chrome Device Management) manages Chrome OS devices, and has APIs that allow EMM vendors to use it as middleware. Also in the announcement, there are several new security and management policies, plus new support for Group Policy Objects.

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