MobiVisor blog series – Part 2: The container setup

In our new, five-part blog series, we're having a look at different possibilities features from our mobile device management, MobiVisor.

With a mobile device manager (MDM), mobile devices can be reliably controlled, secured and managed for all imaginable usage scenarios via a central system. Well-known features of mobile device management such as smartphone tracking, automatic email configuration or remote deletion of data, however, no longer knock the socks off digital natives. MDM systems such as MobiVisor can do much more, and as fast as the technology is developing, more and more specific areas of application are emerging for a wide range of industries. In this blog series, we will present a selection of special MDM functions and application examples. After we already discussed the 'KIOSK mode' in the last article, today we turn our attention to the so-called 'container setup'.


The model of a classic office with compulsory attendance is going out of fashion. Especially now, in times of Corona, home office is experiencing a real breakthrough. Employees' private devices are often used for this.

Smartphones and tablets that are used both privately and professionally subsequently contain both personal and business data that are not distinctly stored from each other. The same applies to information from several business sectors or companies for which a person works from one device. The user thus has a great responsibility to handle the mixed data set with care so that information does not fall into the wrong hands. The tedious and error-prone work in this way can be prevented by giving the devices a 'container setup', which can be integrated e.g. by our mobile management system MobiVisor.

Containers can be used to split hard drives of devices so that data sets are encrypted separately from each other. Each container thus forms a single protected application space in which only the functions and data intended for it can be accessed. You can think of it as a house (a device) with several rooms (containers) whose doors (accesses to the data sets) are locked.

The following advantages result:


  • Data protection and security

The topic of data protection has become more important than ever since the introduction of GDPR at the latest. A large proportion of mobile devices do not have effective protection, which makes them a lucrative target for hackers. All smartphones have an account with their provider and it happens very quickly that personal data is unknowingly stored in this account, especially contacts or e-mails. This gives US authorities and other companies access to sensitive data and can violate the (German) Federal Data Protection Act. Apps, e.g. WhatsApp, also have access to memory, such as appointment calendars or address books, which you cannot lock completely without rendering the app useless. As a responsible company, you can prevent security problems that employees don't have to deal with all the time.

  • Subtle discretion

Your spouse must not know the personal data of colleagues, nor the terms of contracts. At the same time, it is unpleasant for employees if superiors suddenly see pictures of couples or private chats. Prevent these faux pas - they automatically create discretion of which one does not have to be constantly aware.

  • Separation of privacy and work life

A keyword here is 'becoming aware' or rather 'work-life balance'? In the evening, employees would like to switch off. But a glance at the smartphone can inevitably confront them with work again. It is much better to transform the mobile phone from a business device into a private device with one click and to thus mentally separate privacy and work life.

  • Saving devices

Mobile devices are used more than any other technical device and have literally grown into us and our everyday lives. Nevertheless, we would like to compress our effort and minimise ourselves. Who likes to carry around a lot of devices? Have your employees used different mobile devices in their private and professional lives? Then this could be the time to centralise and minimise them - to one each. Employees can work in a more structured way and experience a great relief in their daily work.

  • Additional control through remote control

Worst-case scenario - a device is lost or stolen. Protect private and company data nevertheless by having it locked remotely or by locating the device via our MDM system MobiVisor. MobiVisor is able to optimise and automate business processes. It can centrally manage all mobile devices and control corporate information without violating the privacy of your employees. The system does not change the familiar look and feel, is easy to manage and relieves the IT department.

  • User friendliness

The technical functionality of a container solution to improve data security is complemented by the improved user-friendliness that MobiVisor offers as an MDM app. It is based on the design guidelines of mobile operating systems and does not impair the performance of the end device. The high usability also promotes user acceptance and employee motivation.


Mobile working brings two new challenges for the IT department: the management of mobile devices and the security of the corporate data stored on them. Both can be handled by a container solution through MobiVisor and three user groups benefit from it: users, IT department and compliance officers. Could containers also optimise your work structure?

Do you have questions about mobile device management or are you interested in more information and possibilities that this technology can offer you? Then please feel free to contact us. We will give you a free consultation and find your personal potential. Our team of experts at IOTIQ has already set up an individual MDM system via our MobiVisor app for some customers, such as Diakonie Berlin. You can find more information HERE.

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