Manage Secure Browsing with the AirWatch Browser
The AirWatch Browser application provides a safe, accessible and manageable alternative to internet browsing with iOS and Android-native browsers. This application can be installed by searching and downloading “AirWatch Browser” on the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.
The operation modes for the AirWatch Browser include Kiosk Mode, Restricted Mode, Standard Proxy and MAG Proxy.
Deploying AirWatch Browser
AirWatch Browser can be deployed to all enrolled devices by adding it as a recommended Public application in the AirWatch App Catalog.
Administrators can also create restriction profiles to block Safari on iOS devices and the Native Browser on Android Devices.
Configuring AirWatch Browser
AirWatch Browser supports several configuration and security options. Navigate to Menu – System Configuration – Apps – AirWatch Browser to customize these options.
AirWatch Browser allows administrators to specify security settings such as Disable Copy and Printing, Force Downloads to Open in Secure Content Locker, Accept Cookies, Clear Cookies upon Exit, and Remember History. Administrators can also opt to enable Analytics on AirWatch Browser with SDK Profiles for iOS devices.
To configure, select the Security tab and specify your settings.
AirWatch Browser can be run in Kiosk Mode or Restricted Mode.
Enabling kiosk mode for AirWatch browser allows administrators set a homepage and prevent users from navigating to other pages. Kiosk mode disables the navigation bar, allowing for complete lockdown of AirWatch Browser to the specified homepage.
To configure, select Kiosk Mode on the Mode tab and specify the Home Page URL and optional inactivity period.
Enabling restricted mode for AirWatch browser allows administrators to blacklist or whitelist websites. Creating a blacklist will prevent users from accessing the websites listed on the blacklist. Creating a whitelist will prevent users from accessing websites not listed on the whitelist.
To configure, select Restricted Mode on the Mode tab. Specify a Home Page URL and set the Selection Mode as Allow or Deny.
In the Allowed/Denied Site URLs, specify :
- Entire domains: *google.com or
- Specified URLs: http://www.air-watch.com
AirWatch Browser allows administrators to define a proxy. Standard Proxy allows access via Pre-defined Proxy while Mobile Access Gateway Proxy allows access via the Mobile Access Gateway (MAG).
To configure, select Enable Proxy Mode from the Proxy tab and select your preferred proxy. If Standard Proxy is selected, complete the required fields to configure your proxy. If MAG Proxy is selected, details will be populated from the MAG configuration page.
Note: MAG Proxy requires the MAG to be installed and configured correctly. Navigate to Menu – System Configuration – Enterprise Integration – Mobile Access Gateway to install and configure the MAG.