Trustmarque has partnered Sophos to provide a cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) security service.

Nimbus Mobile Device Management uses capabilities acquired by Sophos from Dialogs, including the enforcement of data protection, policy compliance and application management, allowing businesses to fully secure and remotely monitor mobile devices on their networks.

The Nimbus MDM team will work with customers to help define security policy around mobile devices; the Sophos technology will be used to enforce these procedures through remote monitoring and policy-setting.

Robert Newburn, head of information security and managed services at Trustmarque, said: “By delivering Sophos security through the cloud, we can offer a responsive and flexible managed service whereby users can take control of their mobile devices by simply logging on to a web browser.

“Whether you have ten or 10,000 devices, they need to be properly protected. It is rare these days that I have a conversation with a customer and they don't want to talk about MDM, so this new service will provide businesses with the ability to offer employees the latest technology, which they use every day in both a work and personal capacity, while still ensuring data remains safe.”

Neil Furby, cloud services business development manager at Sophos, said: “Mobile device management is a huge issue for customers, and with Trustmarque's strong cloud heritage and technical capability, our companies will provide customers with robust and flexible protection for mobile devices.”