Sophos on track with mobile security management
By Digital News Asia January 1, 2013
- More than 1 million devices worldwide managed by MDM solution Sophos Mobile Control
- Enterprise Mobility Management is a key focus area for the company into the coming year
SOPHOS has announced that more than one million devices worldwide are now managed by its mobile device management (MDM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control.
“Enterprise Mobility Management is a key focus area for Sophos and this will continue into the coming year, with bigger launches, greater integration and more platform support, all of which we’re excited to introduce to partners and customers,” said Thomas Lippert, senior product manager at Sophos.
“More customers are turning to Sophos Mobile Control to protect their mobile workforces, and this increased adoption has been further accelerated by our complete security approach, of which mobile plays a key part,” he added.
According to the security firm, the milestone comes less than 18 months after the solution’s launch and comes on the heels of several major MDM developments this year.
Developments include the release of several free mobile security apps such as Sophos Mobile Security, a lightweight anti-virus app that protects Android devices against malware, privacy issues and hardware loss and Sophos Mobile Encryption, an app that integrates with Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise, allowing customers who use the Encryption for Cloud Storage module to securely view documents saved in Dropbox or Egnyte on Android and iOS devices.
Other highlights include the acquisition of Dialogs, one of Europe’s leading MDM providers and the release of Sophos Mobile Control 2.5, which provides a simple way to bring BYOD into the enterprise with a new web-based administrative console and extensive feature set, and Sophos Mobile Control as-a-Service, which eliminates hardware costs and reduces time to administer MDM solutions.
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