Mississauga, Ontario—July 16, 2012—Enterprise Mobility Device Management (MDM) provider SOTI Inc. unveiled new technology that enables corporations to consistently manage security policies across Android devices from all manufacturers.
Currently, Android provides limited management and security APIs for MDM vendors to leverage. As a result, OEMs need to create their own APIs in order for MDM vendors to build tools to manage their devices. This creates disparity as each OEM adds functionality in varying degrees and forms.
In addition, MDM solutions providers’ ability to manage Android devices varies based on the level of support provided by each OEM. For example, one popular MDM provider claims to be able to manage and secure all Android devices, but can only set a password complexity policy on these devices. Taking a different approach, SOTI built unique technology that provides advanced and consistent management for all Android devices regardless of the manufacturer.
“There is a lot of talk by the analysts these days about the need for management tools for Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) policies,” said Carl Rodrigues, President and Chief Executive Officer, SOTI. “Most MDM vendors cannot provide consistent management across all Android devices, making BYOD implementation impossible. MobiControl¹s unique deep management functionality across all Android devices allows IT departments to set consistent BYOD security and management policies on Android, iOS and other platforms.”
The advanced management features that SOTI’s MobiControl MDM provides include:
- Full suite of Help desk tools, including real-time remote control
- Secure Content Locker
- Silent installation of applications and updates
- Policies for controlling access to corporate email
- Device Lockdown/Kiosk functionality
- Location based automatic management (i.e. Geofencing)
- Remote wipe of corporate data or full device wipe
- Enterprise App Store
- Self Service Management Portal
SOTI MobiControl mobile device management and help desk solution enables organizations to manage and secure their devices across all platforms; and offers enhanced management functionality for Android devices from all OEMs.