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Welcome to the Qualys VMDR Mobile. Qualys VMDR Mobile offers you a cloud-based solution, to help you secure, monitor, and manage mobile devices (including smart phones and tablets) across your enterprise.

With VMDR Mobile, you can:

- Easily on-board mobile devices (mobile, tablets, iPads) to get compressive visibility into mobile devices details, installed apps, and configurations, even if they are not on VPN or connected to company network,

- Get real-time visibility into vulnerabilities and configuration assessment along with monitoring for potential harmful applications,

- Take remote response actions and seamless patch orchestration for the Android applications' vulnerabilities,

- Evaluate the compliance posture of mobile devices by evaluating against CIS benchmark, NIST mandate, etc,

- Manually hunt the malware that are present on the devices through the SHA-1, SHA-256, and MD5.

We'll help you get started quickly!

Before starting, let’s understand different users mentioned in this document:

Admin User - Admin user configures all necessary settings required to enroll the mobile devices, creates VMDR Mobile users, and monitor various dashboards and reports.

VMDR Mobile User - Users added in the VMDR Mobile module/app are considered as VMDR Mobile Users. VMDR Mobile Users are the holders/owners of the mobile devices and are used for the device enrollment.

What are the steps to get started with VMDR Mobile?

1) If the devices are enrolled in Intune, then configure Intune Connector to onboard the device seamlessly without end-user intervention.

2) To onboard the device through Qualys agent, then setup the following:

a. Optional Step: End User License Agreement (EULA). For information on setting up EULA, refer EULA Management.

b. Configure APNs certificates only if your VMDR Mobile users have iOS devices to enroll. For more information, refer APNs Certificates

c. Create VMDR Mobile users. For detailed steps, refer Creating a New VMDR Mobile User. If you add an email address while creating VMDR Mobile user, the user will receive an email that contains the credentials and enrollment details. VMDR Mobile users have the Bulk User Upload option to add multiple users in one go!

d. Now, VMDR Mobile users can start enrolling their mobile devices. For more information, refer Device Enrollment. If devices are already enrolled in any EMM, then configure the enrolled to 'Enroll device without VMDR Mobile EMM' for iOS and Android, i.e., select the 'All iOS devices' and 'All Android devices' check-boxes. For more details, refer Enrollment Settings. You can auto-enroll the devices through an automated enrollment process.

3) Monitor mobile devices inventory and its security posture including the vulnerability and the compliance posture using Dashboards and Reports once VMDR Mobile users enroll their devices.

Customizable Dynamic Dashboard

Dashboard gives you a quick one-page summary of your overall security posture, based on the most recent vulnerability scan results for your mobile assets.

This section helps you  monitor and analyze various dashboards and reports for the mobile assets. Once device enrollment is complete, you can configure various dashboards to view mobile assets data and their details.

Qualys VMDR Mobile integrates with Unified Dashboard (UD) to bring information from all Qualys applications into a single place for visualization. UD provides a powerful, new dashboarding framework along with platform service that will be consumed and used by all other products to enhance the existing dashboard capabilities.

Qualys VMDR Mobile offers several dashboards out-of-the-box. Each dashboard displays a short description of the information it offers. You can also easily configure widgets to pull information from other modules/applications and add them to your dashboard. You can also add as many dashboards as you like to customize your view.

See the Unified Dashboard help for more information.

Global Dashboard Permissions

Your access to Unified Dashboard depends on the global permissions granted to you from the Admin utility. Refer to the Online Help in the Admin utility for information on Global Dashboard Permissions.

Note: When you assign the Global Dashboard permissions to a role, the Global Dashboard permissions override the module-specific dashboard permissions. As a result, the module-specific dashboard permissions are ignored.