The URMC Profile will easily and automatically configure many things you need for your
iPad, including a security profile. Having the URMC profile installed allows URMC IT staff
to reset your passcode, locate your device if lost, or remotely wipe it if it cannot be found. The security profile
includes enabling a minimum length passcode and setting a device timeout.
A device passcode prevents unauthorized users from accessing data stored on iPad
or otherwise gaining access to the device. iPad allows you to select from an extensive
set of passcode requirements to meet your security needs, including timeout periods,
passcode strength, and how often the passcode must be changed. See Passcode Lock &
Auto-Lock in Settings > General.
Users with the URMC Profile
installed can get assistance with remotely changing the passcode.
The iPad offers 256-bit AES encoding hardware-based encryption to protect all data on the
device. By enabling a passcode, encryption is always enabled and cannot be disabled by users.
Additionally, data backed up in iTunes to a user's computer can be encrypted. When an
encrypted configuration profile is stored on the user's device, this capability is enforced
iPad supports remote wipe. If a device is lost or stolen, URMC IT Staff or device
owners can issue a remote wipe command that removes all data and deactivates the
device. If the device is configured with an Exchange account, SMD users can also
initiate remote wipe commands directly using Outlook Web Access.
Devices can also be configured to automatically initiate a local wipe after several failed
passcode attempts. This is a key deterrent against brute force attempts to gain access
to the device. See Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Erase Data.