Sophos Releases Mobile Control 3.0 for Androids

— February 04, 2013

Sophos has released its Mobile Control 3.0, offered both on-premise and as-a-service. The latest version includes support for Samsung SAFE devices, which provides extended manageability for Android devices and supports enterprise features such as VPN, WiFi and Microsoft Exchange configuration.

The newest version also integrates with Sophos Mobile Security which protects Android smartphones and tablets from malicious apps. 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.

“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.

In combination with Sophos Mobile Control, Sophos Mobile Security now includes web security, extending URL filtering capabilities to Android devices. 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.

"We decided to deploy Sophos Mobile Control as we were looking for a secure solution that works independent of the operating system," said Christian Schulze, IT Administration and Infrastructure, Volksbank eG Braunschweig Wolfsburg.

Sophos is offering Sophos Mobile Control as a per-user based license.

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