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Provider Info

Sophos Mobile Control

Data protection, app management and policy compliance for the latest mobile devices

iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones—whether they're company issued or personal devices, chances are they're being used for work. You have to secure your mobile devices and keep the sensitive business data that might be on them safe and sound.

We can help make it easy for you to give mobile workers all the apps they need and still enforce a consistent security policy for smartphones and tablets. We'll let you control their security features and even remotely lock and wipe the devices if they get lost.

What you can do with Sophos Mobile Control

Keep corporate data safe by managing apps and security

  • Lets you turn on the built-in security features of iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile 6.x devices, including any OS encryption or password protection.
  • Provides remote over-the-air lock. And can help to locate or wipe lost devices, all from the central web console.
  • An Enterprise App Store means you can enable users with the tools they need to work smarter as well as block listing apps that might be risky.
  • Ensures that only registered devices that meet your policies—like minimum required password length—can access corporate email by using Exchange Active Sync Proxy.
  • We’re regularly checking so you can see if devices aren’t compliant and remove their access to company resources if you need to.

Easily install and maintain control with over-the-air setup and configuration from a web console

  • Deploys security updates and policies over the air through the web portal, letting you maintain mobile devices anytime, anywhere—so users don't have to visit the Help Desk.
  • Monitors and controls security features on mobile devices from a centralized, web-based console.
  • Lets you prove your corporate compliance with easy inventory and reporting tools.
  • Tracks and reports on all registered devices, letting you drill down to their individual configuration settings, serial numbers, model numbers, hardware details and more.

Reduce the IT burden with a self-service portal for your users

  • Allows users to register their own devices and agree to an acceptable use policy you define, meaning they can use their personal phone—and you can make sure it’s secured.
  • Lets users choose to remotely locate, lock or wipe their devices and reset their passcode without having to contact the Help Desk.
  • Set the device status, its compliance state and if the user is allowed to receive email.
  • Now available for download in the Android Market and Apple App Store.
Packaging
Is the service hardware, software, or cloud?
SaaS: 
Appliance: 
Windows Software: 
Mac Software: 
Unix Software: 
Virtual Machine: 
Licensing
How do you pay for the service?
Recurring License: 
Perpetual License: 
Maintenance
In addition to purchase, is there recurring maintenance? What does it include?
Purchase: 
Mandatory
Includes Minor Updates: 
Includes Major Updates: 
Includes Support: 
Scalability
Are there features such as segmented administration and fault tolerance that help the product successfully manage tens of thousands of devices?
Locations: 
Location-Specific Admins: 
Role-Based Admins: 
Standalone Server: 
Fail-Over Capability: 
Load Balancing: 
Device Enrollment
What methods are available for enrolling devices?
Web Portal: 
iOS App: 
User Authentication
What method exist to authenticate users?
Active Directory: 
Open Directory: 
Other LDAP: 
User/Pass Upload: 
Basic MDM Features
Basic legacy features common to almost every MDM platform.
Require Passcode: 
Device Restrictions: 
Exchange Account Seeding: 
WiFi Configuration: 
VPN Info: 
Remote Wipe: 
Remove Passcode: 
Remote Lock: 
Push Text Message: 
Advanced MDM Features
Less common mobile management features.
Start On Date: 
Versioning: 
Triggered by Inventory: 
App Management
Features focused on managing apps
Recommended App Catalog: 
Push Web Apps: 
"Push" Retail Apps: 
App Store VPP Features
Features related to the iTunes App Volume Purchase Program.
VPP Spreadsheet Upload: 
Vendor-provided iOS App(s)
Links to the iTunes app store
Administration Console
How can the system be administered?
Web-Based Administration: 
Desktop-Based Administration: 
API or SDK for Administration: 
Admin Notifications
How can admins be notified of issues?
Alert When Roaming: 
Alert When No Response: 
Alert on Forbidden App: 
Data Export
Data available for export, to CSV, etc.
Device Status: 
App Inventory: 
3rd Party Integration
The MDM Provider connects to which other services?
Other Helpdesk: 
Other Devices
What other devices can be managed by the platform?
Android (Other): 
Blackberry: 
Windows Mobile: 

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alexjhon

Joined: Aug 7, 2013
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nancy123

Joined: Apr 13, 2014
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Yea in the modern period everybody want solution in short time and want good security. I'm Nancy CEO of Xaavo is using Sophos Mobile Control for that purpose.Really excellent solutions for smartphones.

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markpedersen

Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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I've been thinking of adding Sophos Mobile Control to my list of app development frameworks, but would like to find more up-to-date information about this software.

I liked the format of this article since all relevant key data was visible and easy to find, whereas on the official webpage there are only marketing copy.

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