Use application groups (app groups) and compliance policies to protect mobile devices in your AirWatch environment.

App Groups and Compliance Relationship

Application groups identify permitted and restricted applications so that compliance policies can act on devices that do not follow protective standards. To learn about the relationship between app groups and compliance policies, see Application Groups and Compliance Policies Work Together to Apply Standards Across Devices .

App Groups Features

Application groups identify permitted and restricted applications so that compliance policies can act on devices that do not follow protective standards. For the steps to configure app groups, see Configure an Application Group.

App Groups and the AirWatch Catalog

Use app groups to push notifications to app catalogs about applications you require devices to install. For instructions on how to configure this feature, see Create Required Lists for the AirWatch Catalog.

For more information on the AirWatch Catalog, see VMware AirWatch App Catalog.

App Groups and Custom MDM Applications

Custom MDM applications are a type of app group and they are custom-made to track device information, such as location and jailbreak status. Enable AirWatch to recognize custom MDM applications so you can assign them to special app groups to gather information, troubleshoot, and track assets. Enable the Use Custom MDM Applications so that you can select the option in the application group menu in AirWatch. See Enable Custom MDM Applications for Application Groups for details.

Compliance Features

Compliance policies enable you to act upon devices that do not comply with set standards.

For examples of compliance policy actions and for a list of the platforms the compliance engine supports for management, see Compliance for Mobile Application Management .

For information on how to add compliance policies that work with app groups, see Build an Application Compliance Policy.