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Sophos Advances Mobile Device Management for Android Environments
With Sophos Mobile Control 3.0, businesses can securely embrace Android
Bringing Android into the Organization
According to Gartner’s “Market Share: Mobile Phones by Region and Country, 3Q12” report, Android's smartphone sales to end users by operating systems jumped to 72.4 percent in Q3 2012. But as more Android owners have begun using their personal devices for work purposes, many organizations have had to adapt due to the lack of security controls on these devices and because Androids are vulnerable to and targeted by malware.
The newest version of Sophos Mobile Control integrates with Sophos Mobile Security, providing enhanced security for Androids. With Sophos Mobile Control, organizations can feel comfortable about embracing Android—all apps and external media are scanned for malware, any findings are centrally reported, and mitigation actions are automatically initiated as defined in the companies’ compliance settings.
Adding Web Security for Mobile
In combination with Sophos Mobile Control, Sophos Mobile Security now includes web security, extending URL filtering capabilities to Android devices. With the web security feature, any URL a user attempts to access is first verified against SophosLabs’ hosted database for reputation and malware. When malicious content or phishing sites are discovered, the user will be warned and redirected to a safe site.
Supporting Samsung SAFE Devices
Sophos Mobile Control includes support for Samsung SAFE (Samsung for Enterprises)
Providing Per-User Protection
Managing an organization’
"We decided to deploy Sophos Mobile Control as we were looking for a secure solution that works independent of the operating system. That's what we found with Sophos Mobile Control. In addition, the great support is included at no extra cost," said Christian Schulze, IT Administration and Infrastructure, Volksbank eG Braunschweig Wolfsburg.
“More organizations are struggling with how to implement a BYOD policy. As Android’s market share continues its ascent, and threats targeting Android continue to appear, it’s clear that anti-malware needs to be part of that policy,” said John Shaw, vice president, product management, Sophos. “The latest version of Sophos Mobile Control makes it even simpler for IT teams to implement mobile device management, including built-in anti-malware, making secure BYOD possible for organizations of all sizes.”
For more information about Sophos mobile products, and the EndUser Protection license, visit the Sophos website (http://www.sophos.com/
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