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August 13, 2012

Sophos releases mobile device management application

The new release includes detailed graphical reports to assist IT administrators in managing all aspects of mobile devices

By CBR Staff Writer

Software security firm Sophos has released the new version of its mobile device management (MDM) application, Mobile Control 2.5 which claimed to simplify mobile device managment as well as protect data.

The new version includes an updated web-based administrative console and other features which will simplify the adoption of BYOD by enterprise quickly, safely and securely.

Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 offers optimised workflows to enable IT administrators complete many common tasks in just one click.

The new new mobile client interface offers integration with existing IT infrastructure by supporting the use of directories to automatically assign newly-registered devices to existing groups and apply the associated policies to them.

It also includes detailed graphical reports to assist IT administrators in managing all aspects of mobile devices and a compliance tab, which provides the device’s compliance status, reasons for non-compliance and any actions the user needs to resolve the issue.

Release 2.5 offers improved risk mitigation features allowing IT adminstrator to remotely conduct a corporate wipe of a device if an employee’s device remains non-compliant with security policies of the organisation.

The support for iOS-managed apps, allowing companies to tie their corporate or compulsory apps to their MDM application and to push them to the employee device.

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Sophos Mobile Control is available as a subscription license or as part of the Sophos Complete Security Suite, which combines endpoint, data, email, web, server and mobile protection in one license.

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