Securing mobile devices

Exchange Server 2007 as added some cool new features for Windows Mobile Devices, like managing your Out Of Office and Fetch E-mail.

But also it also helps IT Administrators to secure company information on the devices and control potential security risks by enabling the new Exchange Activesync Mailbox Policies.

Now with Service Pack 1 you can do even more: not only the existing policies have been enhanced, but also new security policies have been introduced.

These new policies are divided into three major categories: Device Control, Application Control and Network Control. In order to implement these policies, not only you will need an Enterprise CAL, as well as a Windows Mobile 6.1 device.

Some of these policies include camera lock, application disallowance or even Wifi deactivation.  

Applying them couldnĀ“t be easier: all you need to do is create a new EAS policy and apply all your company’s IT policies, and apply it to a user’s mailbox. Of course that the user must have a Windows Mobile 6.1 device, or the device will cease to synchronize with the Exchange Server.


After the device synchronizes it will ask to reset in order to apply the new policies.

As soon as it reboots, the device is now secure and IT policies will have been applied.

 If you are interested in learning more about the great new features for Windows Mobile devices that Exchange 2007 has to offer, visit this Blog frequently [:)]

2 thoughts on “Securing mobile devices”

  1. What a horrible idea. Its a PERSONAL Digital Assistant. When IT can control its basic functions then it’s time to throw it away.

  2. a Personal digital assistant that accesses corporate data. If you do not choose to access corporate data then it would not apply to you. This is a great idea. I also like encrypting the sim card.

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