Profiles and policies

Profiles

Profiles are settings that you define and then install onto a device or device group.

To install a profile on one or more devices, Sophos Mobile Control creates a task and executes it at the specified time. When you update a profile, you must install it again for the changed configurations to take effect on the device.

The following profile types are available:

Policies

Policies are settings that you define and then assign to a device or device group. You can only assign one policy of each type to one device.

If you assign a policy to a device, a sync is triggered and the settings take effect immediately. Assigned policies are updated on the device each time a device connects to the Sophos Mobile Control server. So when you update a policy, you do not have to explicitly re-apply it to the device.

The following policy types are available: