SOTI and Google Launch Samsung for Work

General availability of SOTI MobiControl 12.1 gives businesses around the world the ability to manage virtually any mobile device, anywhere at any time.

 MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and Barcelona (Mobile World Congress) — March 2, 2015 — SOTI Inc., the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy management, today announced the general availability of SOTI MobiControl 12.1. This new version represents the first same-day enterprise mobility management solution of devices using Android for Work. Also included in this release is support for Samsung KNOX, as well as a streamlined deployment of iOS devices.

SOTI MobiControl 12.1 provides enhanced manageability and security functionality across the industry’s broadest range of mobile devices, allowing enterprises to rapidly and smoothly leverage the potential for workplace mobility.

 

Key highlights of this release include:

Comprehensive, Same-day Support for Android for Work: SOTI MobiControl 12.1 delivers the workspace control, intelligent policy management and broad OS version and device support necessary for enterprises to confidently implement a comprehensive mobility strategy around Android for Work. Enterprises can easily manage app deployment policies to ensure all required apps — and only required apps — are installed. Sideloading can be readily prevented and data transfer outside the secure workspace can be controlled. This allows employees the freedom of device choice while providing benefits such as increased mobile adoption, productivity gains, and reduced helpdesk woes.

Launch-day Readiness for Samsung KNOX 2.4 & Support for the New Samsung Galaxy S6: The combination of Samsung KNOX and SOTI MobiControl facilitates BYOD in highly-regulated industries for security conscious customers looking to deploy Samsung KNOX within an on-premise environment for added security. Samsung devices enrolled in a BYOD program can be configured so that IT only has access and control of the secure workspace, ensuring privacy of user data. Devices such as the new Samsung Galaxy S6 can be enrolled with a split billing policy and configured so that cellular data usage for enterprise content is billed separately from personal data usage. MobiControl’s broad OS version support means that users and businesses have the ability to choose devices that fit their needs best.

Streamlined Deployment of iOS Devices: MobiControl 12.1 also introduces support for Apple’s Device Enrolment Program (DEP), providing IT administrators with the ability to streamline deployment of iOS devices for institutions purchasing and deploying iOS at scale. Enterprises deploying institutionally or corporately owned iOS devices can now take advantage of simplified pre-configuration, saving time and significant cost. Regardless of deployment model, enterprises leveraging iOS devices can now provision the device without intervention from the administrator. Devices that are under Apple’s Device Enrolment Program are not required to be passed by the IT administrator’s desk, as device enrollment and configuration occurs as a part of the device activation.

“Any device. Any operating system. Any purpose. As employees are no longer tethered to their desks, enterprises and their mobile workforces demand the ability to leverage any single device to conduct both personal and business tasks, regardless of deployment model. MobiControl 12.1 removes many of the common challenges faced by enterprise IT in being able to support a diverse mobility ecosystem and provide the freedom to employees to leverage their device of choice,” SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues said. “By working with Google and Samsung for the latest innovations in Android, and enhancing our support for enterprise iOS deployments, this release offers businesses the ability to protect their data while building out a mobility strategy that fits their operations and the needs of their employees.”

Businesses that want to improve mobile adoption rates, increase data security, provide improved employee privacy, deploy mobile devices at scale, and reduce mobile device TCO can trial MobiControl 12.1 now.

About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with over 14,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI's flagship product, MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable, optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. SOTI extends secure mobility management beyond basic MDM to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices deployed in an organization.

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