Sophos updates MDM application

Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 adds new capabilities to manage end user devices

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Sophos updates MDM application Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 includes new features to administer mobile devices.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 14, 2012

Sophos has announced the latest version of its Sophos Mobile Control mobile device management (MDM) application.

The updated Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 includes a range of enhancements, that are meant to make it easier for organisations to administer employee's mobile devices.

The new application includes a web-based administrative console, with optimized workflows, to complete common tasks in just one click. The new version also offers easy integration with existing IT infrastructure by supporting the use of directories, such as Active Directory, to automatically assign newly-registered devices to existing groups and apply the associated policies to them.

The application also includes detailed graphical reports to assist IT administrators in managing all aspects of mobile devices, offering them immediate insight into which devices require updating, and ensuring that all devices are secure.

Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 also includes more features to manage compliance, including a compliance tab, which provides the device's compliance status, reasons for non-compliance and any actions the user needs to resolve the issue, thereby alleviating the need for IT help. The user can also access their current compliance status and a list of issues in the self-service portal.

The application also supports iOS-managed apps, meaning an organisation can push corporate apps and compulsory apps to the user's device.

"We have made considerable advancements in MDM over the past few months. Following our recent acquisition of DIALOGS, we have been able to aggressively improve the features within our complete mobile security offerings, which have resonated with the market. We now count more than 1,500 Mobile Control customers using the solution to control and secure half a million devices-companies are saying ‘yes' to BYOD without risking security and compliance," said Matthias Pankert, vice president of Product Management, Mobile Data Protection, Sophos. "This rapid momentum in our mobile business is evidence that it is no longer enough for businesses to just control their own devices. They must now make sure that all devices, regardless of whether they are corporate or personal, are protected and secured and meet the corporation's security standards."

Sophos Mobile Control is available as a subscription license or as part of the Sophos Complete Security Suite.

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