Marquette to begin rollout of new mobile device security measures

Information Technology Services will begin rolling out new mobile device security measures this summer and fall as part of a continuous effort to protect you and the university from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. 

ITS has met with groups across campus since the initial announcement of this initiative last winter to gather feedback and address concerns. As a reminder, whether using a Marquette-owned or personal device, Marquette DOES NOT have access to any of your personal information stored on the device, including text messages, browsing history or photos. Where the capability exists, Marquette chose the option that has the least privilege while ensuring data can be protected. 

To ensure safe handling of university data, the Outlook app will be the required email app on mobile phones and tablets after Oct. 1. 

Apple mobile devices 

Android Mobile Devices 

Additional information including instructions for setting up shared calendars and FAQ are available on the IT Servies website

What are mobile device management and mobile application management? 

Mobile application management protected apps — which employees will be asked to download ONLY IF they access university Microsoft (Office) 365 apps on their personal devices — manage only specific applications (including Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, Word and PowerPoint). It DOES NOT manage the device itself. MAM is only used to secure university data — not personal data — within these applications.  

Mobile device management is a more powerful tool that will be employed only for Marquette-owned devices. MDM uses MAM policies and device policies to secure application data and device settings. Marquette will push updates and antivirus protection to keep Marquette-owned devices up to date and secure.  

Both MDM and MAM provide the workforce with mobile productivity tools while keeping university data secure. Since mobile devices can be used to access critical university data, they can threaten security if compromised, stolen or lost. 

A selection of FAQ is available on the IT Services website. Anyone with additional questions can submit them via this portal.

CapabilityMarquette-owned devices (uses MDM)Personally-owned devices (uses MAM)
View model, serial number and operating systemYesYes
Identify device nameYesYes
View name of installed core Marquette Microsoft (Office) 365 appsYesYes
View browsing historyNoNo
Provide permissions for the core Marquette Microsoft 365 apps to leverage camera, microphone and location for calls, meetings, etc. (Note: Marquette does not have access to view or listen to you via your camera or microphone)No for Apple devices, but yes for Android devicesNo for Apple devices, but yes for Android devices
Reset lost or stolen device to factory settingsYesNo
Remove Marquette dataYesYes
See phone numberYesNo for Apple devices, but yes for Android devices (last four digits)
See all installed app namesYes (but not content)No
See location of devices marked as lostYesNo
See device owner nameYesNo for Apple devices, but yes for Android devices
View personal email, calendar, contacts, pictures, passwords, text messages and call historyNoNo