On April 10, 2018, Google is deprecating the Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service. The GCM server and client APIs will be removed on May 29, 2019. GCM will be replaced by Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), which will inherit the reliable and scalable GCM infrastructure, plus many new features.
Google Cloud Messaging is used by the ESET Remote Administrator / ESET Security Management Center MDM component for Android device management.
Who is affected by this change?
All MDM users who are managing Android devices will be affected by this change. The GCM communication protocol is used by both MDM version 6 and version 7, but these two versions will be affected differently.
The Firebase Cloud Messaging communication protocol from Google will be supported by MDM versions 7.0+ on the server side and by ESET Endpoint Security for Android versions 2.2.x+ on the client side.
Mobile device enrollment is not affected by this change.