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What are the Android permissions necessary for Adaptive Defense and Endpoint Protection products to work?

Information applies to:

Products
Adaptive Defense 360Endpoint ProtectionEndpoint Protection on Aether Platform
Endpoint Protection PlusEndpoint Protection Plus on Aether Platform

Permissions requested by the Android protection

The Android protection provided by Endpoint Protection products and Adaptive Defense products requires a number of permissions on the devices to protect to work properly. These permissions vary and are requested at different times based on the Android version installed on the device.

  • Versions prior to Android 6: During install
  • Android 6 and later versions: At first run
Requested permissions and product features that use them

  • Versions prior to Android 6: The protection will request the following permissions during install:

    PermissionFunctionality
    LocationGet the device location for the antitheft protection
    CameraTheft alerts, Snap the thief feature
    External storage/Photos, media, filesAccess the device's external storage to search for malware
    PhoneMonitor mobile network connections to update the protection via WiFi only or take actions when connectivity is re-established.
    Identity / ContactsPush notifications
    Draw over other appsSnap the thief
    Device and app historyList of all installed apps for scanning purposes
    WiFi connection informationAccess the device's WiFi connection information
    Device ID & call informationAccess the device ID
  • Android 6 and later versions: The protection will request the following permissions at first run:

    PermissionFunctionality
    LocationGet the device location for the antitheft protection
    CameraTheft alerts, Snap the thief feature
    External storage/Photos, media, filesAccess the device's external storage to search for malware
    PhoneMonitor mobile network connections to update the protection via WiFi only or take actions when connectivity is re-established
    Identity/ContactsPush notifications
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