Posted On: Oct 11, 2021

Amazon WorkMail now offers an expanded capability around its Mobile Device Access Rules (MDARs). The new Mobile Device Access Override API (MDOA) allows customers to adjust existing MDARs, either manually through the CLI, or in an automated fashion when using a third-party Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool. Customers use trusted third-party MDM tools to perform security posture assessments before granting devices access to corporate resources. The new API simplifies the creation and management of exceptions to default MDARs, either because there is a need to permit an out-of-posture device to connect to WorkMail, or because a user has reported a specific device to be stolen or lost. In that case, the individual device can be blocked to reduce the risk of data leakage.

To get started you can create a new mobile device access override using the API or the AWS CLI. For more information see Managing mobile device access overrides.

This feature is available today in all Amazon WorkMail AWS Regions. To learn more about Amazon WorkMail, or to start your trial, please visit Amazon WorkMail.