The table in this section details the new features in Symantec Mobility Suite 5.0. This table also details what has changed from the last release of Symantec App Center (version 4.4.5). Unless explicitly noted, the new features and product changes are applicable to both SaaS instances and on-premise installations.
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Table: What's new in Mobility Suite 5.0
Support for Samsung SAFE devices
The release of Symantec Mobility: Suite 5.0 includes mobile device management (MDM) support for Samsung SAFE devices. Because Samsung SAFE devices employ a different MDM architecture from non-Samsung SAFE devices, unique clients that support each device type were created. The Android Work Hub installs on each Android device type. (needed to support application management and communication with Mobility Manager.) Once the Android Work Hub successfully installs, device detection occurs (detection of a Samsung SAFE or non-Samsung SAFE device) and the appropriate MDM client component is installed
MDM support for Windows Phone 8.1s
MDM support for Windows Phone 8.1s is supported in Mobility Suite 5.0. Users enroll their Windows Phone 8.1s with Mobility Suite by using a Microsoft Workplace account. There is no application or content management available for Windows Phone 8.1s in the Mobility Suite 5.0 release.
Threat Protection only Mobility Manager product
A 'Threat protection only' license provides threat protection only functionality to your mobile device users. This license does not include support for device or application management. You also see a new "Threat Protection dashboard" on the "Home" page consolidating current threat status among your mobile devices.
Expanded and improved API support
The Symantec Mobility Suite API support has been expanded to include new API commands for:
Expanded notification options for the administrator
More granular control and definition over specific event notification. The administrator is now proactively notified of several event conditions. Notification categories now include the following:
Norton Mobile Security
Administrative (non-mdm compliance)
Email Proxy configuration improvements
Email Proxy improvements include the following:
You can now install SSL certificates through Mobility Manager.
Telemetry helps you monitor email proxy usage.
From the Mobility Manager console, the Devices > Details page now includes a description of why email access is blocked to help you troubleshoot connection issues.
Re-designed Work Hub (formerly App Center App (ACA)) user interface
Refreshed user interface for the iOS and Android work hubs to be more consistent with newer iOS/Android interface styles. Movement and operating within the Work Hub is greatly improved.
Android Work Hub
iOS Work Hub
Support for Blackberry devices has been dropped.
Blackberry Work Hub and Blackberry application support (in the Mobility Manager console) have been removed.
The iOS webclip has been removed.
Device Policy user interface improvements
New Device search filter
When you access the Mobility Manager console and click the Devices tab, you can now search from your list of devices using very specific criteria. Search criteria includes by installed application(s), by corp access or corp access for Samsung agents, 13 different device elements and 5 different user elements.
Apple Volume Purchase Program - VPP improvements
Improvement to VPP support include configuring Mobility Suite to automatically add VPP apps to Mobility Manager as they become available.
On-premise installation improvement - RabbitMQ is now available as the task brokering system for Mobility Suite task processing.
During an on-premise installation, a new option is available to choose RabbitMQ as the task broker in Mobility Suite. Prior to Mobility Suite 5.0, a database queuing mechanism was the only option for task management. DBqueue management is significantly slower and less reliable than using a RabbitMQ task broker. You can choose RabbitMQ as the default task broker or upgrade your 4.4 on-premise installations to RabbitMQ. Using RabbitMQ is highly recommended to realize performance improvements.
On-premise installation improvement - Pre-requisite installation of Java (JDK) and Microsoft fonts no longer exists
You are no longer required to install Java or Microsoft fonts as a pre-requisite for an on-premise trial or production install. This requirement is managed during the installation.
Imported Document ID: HOWTO101691
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