Sophos updates mobile device management for Android
Posted on 04 February 2013.
Sophos announced Sophos Mobile Control 3.0, which is offered both on-premise and as-a-service. It includes support for Samsung SAFE devices, granting control over how devices are used and making BYOD policies easier to define and enforce.


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.

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.

Sophos Mobile Control includes support for Samsung SAFE (Samsung for Enterprises), which provides extended manageability for Android devices and supports enterprise features, such as VPN, WiFi and Microsoft Exchange configuration, for all Samsung SAFE devices.

“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.”





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