When users enroll their devices, samples containing data used to evaluate compliance are sent on a scheduled basis. The evaluation of this sample data ensures that the device meets the compliance rules set by the administrator in the AirWatch console. If the device goes out of compliance, corresponding actions configured in the AirWatch console are taken.

The VMware Identity Manager service includes an access policy option that can be configured to check the AirWatch server for device compliance status when users sign in from the device. The compliance check ensures that users are blocked from signing in to an application or using single sign-in to the Workspace ONE portal if the device goes out-of-compliance. When the device is compliant again, the ability to sign in is restored.

The Workspace ONE application automatically signs out and blocks access to the applications if the device is compromised. If the device was enrolled through adaptive management, an enterprise wipe command issued through the AirWatch console unenrolls the device and removes the managed applications from the device. Unmanaged applications are not removed.

For more information about AirWatch compliance policies, see the VMware AirWatch Mobile Device Management Guide, available on the AirWatch Resources website.