Organizations using the Gmail infrastructure may be familiar with the challenge of securing email endpoints for Gmail and preventing mail from circumventing the secure endpoint. AirWatch addresses these challenges by providing a flexible and safe method to integrate your email infrastructure.
In the direct Gmail deployment model, AirWatch server communicates directly with Google. Depending on the security needs, you can choose to store the Google password in the AirWatch database or remove it from the database.
In the password retention or storing configuration, AirWatch stores the Google password in its database. When the device is non-compliant, AirWatch resets the password on Google preventing the user from logging into other device. When the device is back to compliant status, AirWatch resets the old password on the Google server and the user can login using the old password.
In the password removal configuration, AirWatch does not store the Google password in its database. When the device is non-compliant, the email profile is removed from the user's device preventing the user from receiving emails. When the device is back to compliant status, AirWatch triggers a new password, sends it to Google and the device through the email profile.
For more information on how to configure the direct Gmail model, see Integrate Direct Model using Password Management.