42Gears SureMDM makes it easy to set up Kiosk mode on Linux devices

42Gears today announced its ability to enable kiosk mode on Linux devices using 42Gears’ mobile device management (MDM) solution, SureMDM. 42Gears SureMDM is now able to manage, monitor and secure Linux, Android, iOS, iPadOS and Windows devices from a single pane of glass.

Although Linux already had a kernel locking feature which prevented developers from by modifying the kernel in any way, companies still needed a mechanism that could help them convert Linux devices into dedicated tools if needed. However, MDM solutions capable of blocking Android, iOS, iPad OS, and Windows devices were unable to block Linux devices. Therefore, until now, companies using Linux devices alongside devices based on other operating systems had to use two separate platforms to enable kiosk mode on their corporate devices.

“It is challenging and challenging for businesses to use a different solution to enable kiosk mode on Linux devices. This is the problem facing Linux Profiles – it helps businesses restrict user access to approved apps and settings only using SureMDM,” which is already capable of enabling kiosk mode on non-Linux devices, “said Prakash Gupta, CTO and co-founder of 42Gears. “This naturally means that companies will no longer need two different solutions to manage Linux and other platforms. This will certainly have a positive impact on the total cost of ownership, making device management even easier.” from By enabling kiosk mode on Linux devices, Linux profiles can also help companies in: • User management: IT administrators can add or remove users, grant or revoke administrator access, and allow users to log into machines during windows of time specifications • Wi-Fi Configuration – It is now possible for IT administrators to remotely configure Linux devices with wireless network credentials • System Settings: This feature will allow IT administrators to remotely control devices, install or update packages and settings for Wi-Fi, Clipboard and more • URL Blocking: IT administrators can now block access to specific URLs on remote machines Linux Profiles is already available for use by 42Gears customers ready to manage their Linux devices via SureMDM. Please email sales@42gears.com with any questions. To learn more, visit the 42Gears Linux web page.

About 42Gears 42Gears is a leading provider of unified endpoint management solutions, offering SaaS and on-premise solutions to secure, monitor and manage all enterprise endpoints, such as tablets, phones, desktops and wearables. 42Gears products support company-owned and employee-owned devices based on Android, iOS, iPadOS, Windows, macOS, Wear OS, VR, and Linux platforms. 42Gears products are used in various industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, education and retail. 42Gears products are trusted by over 10,000 customers in more than 115 countries. For more information, visit https://www.42gears.com.

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News Highlights:

  • 42Gears SureMDM is now able to manage, monitor and secure Linux, Android, iOS, iPadOS and Windows devices from even though Linux already had a kernel locking feature which prevented developers from by modifying the kernel in any way, companies still needed a mechanism that could help them convert Linux devices into dedicated tools if needed.
  • 42Gears SureMDM makes it easy to set up Kiosk mode on Linux devices