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Sophos sees "explosive" mobile device management growth

Tue 7 May 2013
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Sophos’s mobile device management (MDM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control, now manages more than two million devices, marking a 100% increase in less than five months.

And in a further boost for the security solutions provider, in less than two years since its inception, Sophos Mobile Control now counts more than 4,500 customers worldwide.

Citing significant traction across North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, the company also recently secured 800 new MDM customers in March this year.

“We have seen MDM revenue growth of nearly 400 percent over the past 12 months," says Thomas Lippert, senior product manager, Sophos.

"We attribute this to a pragmatic mobile strategy that makes sense to customers, prospects and partners alike — developing powerful, yet simple solutions to manage devices, secure devices and protect data.

“And as the mobile workforce continues to grow, businesses need a partner that can quickly and effectively protect this workforce and secure its data, which is why they’re turning to Sophos.”

Protecting the Mobile Workforce

These latest milestones follow the launches of two key mobile security offerings, Sophos Mobile Control 3.0 and Sophos EndUser Protection.

Offered both on-premise and as-a-service, Sophos Mobile Control 3.0 added new support for Samsung SAFE devices, granting tighter control over how devices are used and making BYOD policies easier to define and enforce.

It also provides integration with Sophos Mobile Security, which protects Android smartphones and tablets from malicious apps.

Sophos EndUser Protection combines mobile and endpoint protection in a single solution — protecting all of the devices a user has with just one license.

With EndUser Protection, an organisation can protect every tablet, phone, laptop or desktop — from Windows and Macs to mobile devices like iPhones, iPads and Android devices — wherever users go.

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