Android Q brings new features for enterprise, but in the same time deprecates one that stuck for the last 9 years… Device Admin! Device Admin was available since Android 2.2, so quite a looong time. No wonder that now, when Android 10 is about to come, Device Admin is outdated and has already been for a long time. It was considered a legacy management approach even back in 2014, when Android 5 with fully managed device and work profile was released. Since Device Admin introduction in 2010, Android came a long way – surprising, huh? :). As a result, Device Admin is not well suited to support today’s enterprise requirements.
These solutions can be treated as the next generation of anti-virus software for mobile devices. MTD is a set of tools which allow protection of the mobile device and applications against “advanced” threats. What are these advance threats? To put it simply – anything other than simple data theft once the device is lost or stolen, installing an unwanted application or eavesdropping the network traffic to and from the device.