Sophos Mobile 7 is unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017
Barcelona: the city of Gaudí, Miró, Picasso, a pretty decent football team, and so many more absolutely fantastic things. But, it’s more than that; every year in early spring, Barcelona is also the venue for the world’s biggest gathering of the mobile industry. Thousands upon thousands of companies descend on the city to network, exhibit their products, and make their technology announcements at Mobile World Congress. This year Sophos joins the ranks to introduce Sophos Mobile 7.
Sophos Mobile 7 is the latest version of our flagship Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) product, for businesses that want to spend less time and effort managing and securing their mobile devices. This update adds exciting support for IoT devices, containerization management for Android enterprise (formerly “Android for Work”), strengthened security features like anti-phishing technology, and much more. It will even be available through the Sophos Central cloud-based management platform.
Save IT resources and get going quickly by deploying Sophos Mobile managed in the Sophos Central admin interface, which gives admins full EMM capabilities side-by-side with endpoint, network and server security. Get the same web-based console, the same look-and-feel, and the same simplicity across all of our security products. Whether you choose to use Sophos Mobile hosted in Sophos Central or installed on your premises, features and functionality stay the same.
We’ve also added support for Internet of Things (IoT) devices running Android Things or Windows 10 IoT. Why? With the explosion of connected devices, from lighting to cars to household equipment, the number of IoT devices will soon reach into the billions. And, we’ll bet that being able to manage and secure all your devices from one place will become increasingly important to you.
The new IoT functionality in Sophos Mobile provides core management features to organizations that are designing and deploying solutions at scale using low-cost devices. This includes tasks such as applying policies, checking the online device status, monitoring battery levels or confirming firmware versions. Sophos is one of the first security companies to provide organizations with a cost-efficient way to add management and security capabilities to their IoT projects, offering a communication and management framework that can be built into industrial and commercial IoT solutions such as POS/retail or connected classrooms.
Sophos Mobile 7 is available now for on-site installation and will be available managed in Sophos Central mid-March 2017. Head over to sophos.com/mobile for more information.
And, if you’ve got any questions about Sophos Mobile for IoT, drop us an email at Sophos-Mobile-IoT@sophos.com.
If you do happen to be in Barcelona between 27 February and 2 March, drop by and see us at stand 5H31 in hall 5 at Mobile World Congress 2017.