Sophos has launched a hosted version of its mobile device management (MDM) software.
Based on its Mobile Control 2.5, the company said that Sophos Mobile Control as a Service allows businesses to quickly and easily deploy an MDM solution without any changes to their existing IT infrastructures.
The web console, self-service portal and mobile client are available for on-premise installation or as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) under a subscription license.
The on-premise version is also included in the Sophos Complete Security Suite, which combines endpoint, data, email, web, server and mobile protection. In addition to Sophos Mobile Control as a Service, the company is planning to introduce a full range of hosted security applications.
Matthias Pankert, vice president of product management at Sophos, said: “The launch of Sophos Mobile Control as our first hosted service represents a significant milestone in our product strategy.
“Security applications are rapidly moving toward the cloud to provide flexibility and scalability, which today's businesses demand. With limited resources and a multitude of security solutions to manage, mobile devices in particular are often left uncontrolled. Our SaaS-based solution ensures that these devices are controlled and managed, even for small groups of users within a company.”