User-centric solution to protect, secure and manage mobile devices
By Digital News Asia June 9, 2014
- Sophos Mobile Control 4.0 available on premise or as-a-service
- Offers individual file encryption, integrated antivirus and web filtering
SOPHOS has announced Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) 4.0, which it claimed was the first Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) solution to include individual file encryption, integrated antivirus and web filtering.
Available on premise or as-a-service, SMC provides a simple and differentiated approach for small and mid-market organisations to manage and secure mobile devices, content and applications, the company said in a statement.
The new Sophos solution helps IT professionals confidently implement BYOD (bring your own device) policies and provides users the flexibility they demand to stay productive and safe. It supports iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices.
With Mobile Content Management for iOS devices, SMC is the only EMM solution to offer file-level encryption, which gates access to each file, to protect the data in the office and on the go.
It also delivers integrated security against malware and malicious websites for Android devices, which account for 80% of smartphone operating systems worldwide as well as the majority of mobile malware threats, Sophos said, citing ABI Research.
The number of unique pieces of mobile malware seen by SophosLabs has now reached almost 900,000 and is growing rapidly, the company added.
With web protection for Android, IT administrators can select website categories to control access and block data-stealing or inappropriate webpages.
SMC 4.0 also provides unique integration with Sophos UTM, Checkpoint and Cisco to provide network access control. Compromised devices are isolated from the network, protecting the organisation’s assets from malware on mobile devices.
SMC’s user-centric deployment, management and pricing greatly simplifies administration, Sophos claimed.
With an intuitive web-based management console, IT administrators can provide their users with a self-service portal to change passwords, register devices and report lost or stolen devices.
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