Sophos MDM delivers immediate support for iOS 7
By Digital News Asia September 16, 2013
- Apple iOS 7 includes more enterprise enhancements than any release since iOS 4.0
- Latest OS huge step forward in enabling personal devices to be used securely at work, says Sophos
SOPHOS said that its mobile device management and security platform Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) will immediately support iOS 7, Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
Sophos Mobile Control is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a simple, secure way to enable employees to use mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phones, to get work done, the company said in a statement.
In addition to delivering iOS 7 support, Sophos announced an update for customers to manage the new business-focused features of Apple’s latest version from the Sophos web-based console, deployed either on-premise or as Software as a Service (SaaS).
According to Gartner, Apple iOS 7 includes more enterprise enhancements than any release since iOS 4.0 introduced mobile device management APIs. Version 3.6 of Sophos Mobile Control enables enterprises of all sizes to protect corporate data, with many new enhancements, including:
- Separation of company and personal data
- Per app VPN (virtual private network)
- A new volume purchasing programme (VPP)
- Remote configuration of apps
“Mobile devices in the workplace are the rule, not the exception,” said John Shaw (pic), vice president for end user security products at Sophos.
“Sophos Mobile Control provides simple to deploy mobile device management and security that will keep employees happy and productive, minimise the workload for IT, and give managers confidence that the company’s data is protected.
“We think iOS7 is a huge step forward in enabling personal devices to be used securely at work, and are delighted to be extending the benefits to our partners and customers,” he said.
To learn more about Sophos Mobile Control, please visit http://www.sophos.com/mobile.
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