Sophos has announced the latest version of its mobile device management (MDM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control 2.5. With an updated web-based administrative console and extensive new feature set, the latest version provides a simple way to bring BYOD into the enterprise—quickly, safely and securely, all while reducing the reliance upon IT.
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 enhanced interface 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 offers improved risk mitigation, such as allowing IT to remotely conduct a corporate wipe of a device if an employee leaves the company or remains non-compliant with security policies. The support for iOS-managed app allows the company to tie their corporate or compulsory apps to their MDM solution and to push them to the employee device.
These apps, as well as any associated data, can be deleted directly from the admin console. In addition, if a mobile device becomes non-compliant, the new release will alert IT, so the administrator can send messages to the user for minor violations . For more serious incidents, the administrator can configure a set of tasks, which will be applied automatically. Examples include corporate or full wipes as well as policy changes to avert any risk for corporate data.
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. Sophos plans further integration of its mobile products in future releases, for example, with the integration of Sophos Mobile Control into Sophos UTM and reporting for both Sophos Mobile Security and Sophos Mobile Encryption in Sophos Mobile Control.
More details on the Sophos website.