Filter mobile devices outside the network
Whilst BYOD or cooperate device are outside the network they still need filtering to be active
Support for Android devices is currently a project in planning. It is a lot harder to achieve under Android due to the lack of an administration mode. However, we hope to bring a product to market mid-year.
Judi Dey commented
If this is resolved and Android's are supported by SmoothConnect, why is this request not closed and our voting points returned to us?
George Berkhofer commented
We have purchased all android tablets. They do allow for connections to proxy servers, but I was told that the Advanced Firewall & Web Filter device does not currently support android devices. PLEASE enable mobile connect to be extended to Android devices!
A BIG selling point in our purchase of our Smoothwall device was the ability to manage mobile devices. We were told that this was true for Android tablets as well. We feel that we not told the whole truth, and this factor in our decision to continue with Smoothwall or not.
Judi Dey commented
A lot of focus is on the iOS and Windows device support (which is understandable) for Smoothwall Connect but there seems to be a lack of work towards Android support. Therefore adding this here to further the cause as we have two sites - one a potential the other already a customer requiring this.
Smoothwall has a solution for corporate devices outside the network - it's called Mobile Guardian, soon to be renamed Smoothwall Connect. It's a piece of software that allows Windows laptops, OS X laptops and iPads to be filtered when on the road. We can also automatically filter BYOD devices within the network without added software or proxy configuration on the device - this supports all laptops, tablets and smartphones - iOS, Android, Windows, OS X. Contact me if you want more details.