What does Remote wipe remove from the device?
Question asked by Nancy Powner - May 12, 2015 at 8:52 AM
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Does the Remote Wipe function ONLY wipe the email and settings from the device that Smartermail Active Sync is synced to?

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If SmarterMail's Remote Wipe is setup properly, it will wipe the entire phone:  all data, all apps, and all accounts, and restore it to the state of a "new" phone.
 
According to Microsoft's implementation of remote wipe, "remote wipe will erase everything on the device, not just the data synced from the Exchange server. That means that wiping a former employee's phone kills everything from your secret project plans to the employee's personal phone numbers and grocery lists."
 
That is also the same thing that the Android/Google Remote Wipe does.
 
While it may sound harsh, the remote wipe standard was created for Exchange administrators, and allows those administrators to completely wipe any device which has "corporate" or confidential data on it should the device be lost or stolen, or the individual to whom the phone belongs be terminated from the company to who's network they are connected.
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Note that I have never used SmarterMail's remote wipe, but do have a device which I can setup and test.  I'll add that to my "short" to do list . . .
Bruce Barnes
ChicagoNetTech Inc
brucecnt@comcast.net

Phonr: (773) 491-9019
Phone: (224) 444-0169

E-Mail and DNS Security Specialist
Network Security Specialist

Customer Service Portal: https://portal.chicagonettech.com
Website: https://www.ChicagoNetTech.com
Security Blog: http://networkbastion.blogspot.com/

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