SMC 4.0: Mobile Encryption, Integrated Security and User-Centricity
SMC 4.0 provides a simple, hassle-free and comprehensive approach to protecting mobile devices. With Mobile Content Management for iOS devices, SMC is the only EMM provider to offer individual file encryption, with gated entry to each file to protect the data in the office and on the go. SMC also delivers integrated security against malware and malicious web sites for Android devices, which account for 80% of smartphone OSes* worldwide but also the majority of mobile malware threats – the number of unique pieces of mobile malware seen by SophosLabs has now reached almost 900,000.
With web protection for Androids, IT administrators can define web site categories to control access and block data-stealingor inappropriateweb pages. SMC 4.0 also integrates with Sophos UTM, Checkpoint and Cisco for network access controls.Compromised devices are isolated from the network, protecting the organization’
Sophos Survey: Mobile Security in a Cloudy World
Sophos conducted a survey of more than 725 IT professionals on their use and preferences of cloud share services, encryption and mobile devices. The survey showed 84% of organizations allow some level of access from company-issued devices to cloud share services such as Dropbox, however 65% of respondents do not currently encrypt data between the cloud and mobile devices. Surprisingly only 38% feel secure sharing or collaborating on corporate content between the cloud and mobile devices.
The results of the survey demonstrate the enormous opportunity for SMC 4.0, as itassures organizations that their data is safe wherever users are, and providesorganizations with the confidence to use cloud accounts for collaborating and maintaining content safely and securely.
Dan Schiappa, SVP and GM of Sophos’ End User Security Group, said: “SMC 4.0 extends the Sophos commitment to delivering comprehensive data protection, offering solutions to manage, secure, and protect not just the mobile devices themselves, but also the content and applications on those devices. SMC 4.0 takes content management one step further by ensuring persistent mobile encryption on devices, extends beyond the office doors. Additional network access control based on device compliance status makes mobile device management, content management, and mobile security simple and effective.”
Chris Hazelton, Research Director for Mobile & Wireless at 451 Research, said: “The rapid shift to more flexible and increasingly mobile working patterns has led to widespread adoption (with or without the consent of IT) of file-sync and -share services as users seek to store and collaborate on shared content. This 'any device, any cloud' trend will only continue, so organizations face an increased risk of losing sensitive corporate data if they don't deploy encryption and data loss protection tools. The integration of these data security tools into EMM provides companies with a simple deployment option that should resonate well with the SMB market.” (APPROVED)
Sophos Customers Look Forward to SMC 4.0
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“As a user of Sophos Mobile Control we definitely see the value of securing mobile devices. Based on the Sophos roadmap for mobile security, we are excited about the added functionality to Mobile Control as a product and believe the latest versions will continue to support our organizational efforts going forward,” said Gerald Descoteaux, IT Director, Bell Technical Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Canada that specializes in phone, Internet and television services throughout Quebec and Ontario.
* according to ABI Research
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.
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