Comes with the ability to secure, monitor, and control the configuration of mobile devices
Sophos, a provider of IT security and data protection offerings, has launched new mobile security platform for Android, iphone and ipads called, Sophos Mobile Control.
The company claims that its new offering can safeguard data on a broad range of popular smartphones and handheld devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Google Android, and Windows Mobile devices.
Sophos Mobile Control web-based console secures mobile devices by centrally configuring security settings, enabling lockdown of unwanted features and remote over-the-air lock or wipe if device is lost or stolen.
It enables consistent security policy enforcement, strong password policy and lock period, control and installation of applications, blocking use of cameras, browsers, and the likes of YouTube.
The new offering eliminates administrative burden with a self-service portal that allows end users to register new devices and lock or wipe lost phones, said the company.
The new offering also controls the access to corporate email via a secure gate allowing only properly secured and registered devices to access email.
Sophos data protection product management head Matthias Pankert said the definition of a company endpoint is shifting rapidly and security solutions must quickly adapt to provide companies and users the protection they need without causing undue burden on IT staff and users.
"The introduction of the Sophos Mobile Control is the foundation for providing device and data protection and security controls in the context they need it," Pankert said.