About Mobile App Store Control

Mobile devices have become an intrinsic part of the workplace. Organizations are providing users with mobile devices to enhance their productivity. Users are bringing in their mobile devices and connecting them to corporate networks. Mobile devices are everywhere, as personal as well as business tools, and they’re introducing security vulnerabilities and issues into your organization. If your organization has a Mobile Security subscription, you can define policies specifically for mobile devices that forward traffic to the Zscaler service and protect the devices from malicious apps that can compromise the security of your data.

You can define a Mobile App Store Control policy that restricts the sites from which users can download apps for their mobile devices. This reduces the likelihood of users downloading apps from sites that may contain vulnerabilities or downloading fake copies of well-known apps.

The default action when no policy is configured is to allow app downloads from all app stores. You can define a list of app stores from which users are not allowed to download apps. They can browse the app stores in the list, but they are blocked from downloading apps from the app stores.  

Configure a policy explicitly listing the blocked app stores; the default action when no policy is configured is to allow app downloads from all app stores.

  1. View the recommended policy for Mobile App Store Control.
  2. Configure the Mobile App Store Control policy. See How do I configure the Mobile App Store Control policy?
  3. Search for a configured Mobile App Store Control rule.
  4. View a list of all configured Mobile App Store Control rules.
  5. Edit a configured Mobile App Store Control rule. See How do I edit, delete, or duplicate items in the admin portal?
  6. Duplicate a configured Mobile App Store Control rule. See How do I edit, delete, or duplicate items in the admin portal?
  7. Modify the table and its columns. See How do I use tables in the admin portal? 

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