Sophos has announced that its award winning mobile device management and security platform, Sophos Mobile Control (SMC), will immediately support iOS 7, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, which was also announced this week.
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.
In addition to delivering iOS 7 support, Sophos announced an update for customers to manage the new business-focused featuresof Apple’s latest version from theeasy-to-use 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
A new volume purchasing program (VPP)
Remote configuration of apps
Sophos Mobile Control allows us to easily manage our existing devices while simultaneously adding new devices safely into our organization,” said Jeri Sample, IT Manager, Meadville Medical Center, an outstanding community medical center in Meadville, Pennsylvania. “It is important for us to keep patient data secure. With accelerated deployment, ease of management, and complete visibility, SMC makes Sophos the right choice on behalf of our staff and our patients.
Mobile devices in the workplace are the rule, not the exception,” said John Shaw, Vice President for end user security products at Sophos. “Sophos Mobile Control provides simple to deploy mobile device management and securitythat will keep employees happy and productive, minimize 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.