System Manager SM Sentry is offered out of the box with Meraki Access Points via the Meraki Cloud. For more information on all of the different splash page options see the Splash Page Overview.
Systems Manager (SM) is Meraki's Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) tool for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Chrome. Systems Manager allows for devices to be remotely managed. A full description of the available feature sets is available in the Systems Manager datasheet.
When enabled on a given SSID for a Cisco Meraki wireless AP, Sentry facilitates the secure and rapid onboarding and deployment of SM to mobile devices. Sentry enrollment is supported on Android, iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows devices and enables employee self-service for securing BYOD devices.
The SSID on which Sentry is enabled requires a mobile device to be enrolled in any one of an organization's SM networks before granting the device access to connect to the SSID. If the device is not enrolled in an existing SM network, the user is prompted with a click to accept message that will enroll the device into the SM network as well as provide any configuration profiles and required apps previously configured.
SM Sentry enrollment can be enabled on any MR network via the splash section of the Configure > Access control page.
When an iOS, Android, Mac OS X, or Windows device connects to a wireless SSID with SM Sentry enrollment enabled, if it does not have an SM profile installed, it will be prompted to undergo the installation process when the user opens up a web browser. The user will be guided through a series of steps that will facilitate an installation of the profile, after which they will be given Internet access.
Sentry will automatically detect the removal of the Systems Manager app or management profile and deny access of a mobile device to the network. In addition to this, IT can set up alerts so they are notified via e-mail if a device goes from being managed to unmanaged because the management profile has been removed.
Finally, unmanaged devices are highlighted in the client list and client details page so IT can quickly spot these.