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Category: Data management
21 August, 2012
Sophos has upgraded its mobile-device-management (MDM) platform in order to offer assistance to organisations that allow BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace.
The improved Mobile Control offers integration with existing IT infrastructure by supporting the use of directories (such as Active Directory) to automatically assign newly registered devices to existing groups and apply the associated policies to them.
In this way, it can offer graphical reports to assist IT administrators in managing the amount of personal mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, that workers bring in to interact with the corporate network.
As Stacy Crook, senior analyst of mobile enterprise research with IT firm IDC, noted, BYOD is "top of mind" for many organisations and is causing some concern around information protection and data management in IT departments.
"Solutions with features like those found in the latest version of Sophos Mobile Control allow organisations to develop BYOD strategies without compromising on security, or complicating the overall management of the network," she said.