Android OEMs implementing SOTI MobiControl to securely manage consumer
to rugged devices has grown 39 percent in six months
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - SOTI Inc., the world's leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Management EMM and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy management, today announced that it has enabled more than
50 Android mobile device manufacturers to offer enterprise customers
the ability to manage Android devices securely. OEMs include BQ, HTC,
Intermec by Honeywell, Kyocera, Lenovo, LG, Motorola Solutions,
Panasonic, Samsung and many others. SOTI's MobiControl Android+ technology has been pivotal in addressing Android device fragmentation
and is paving the way for secure Android in the enterprise by
delivering advanced security and management functionality across the
wide spectrum of Android versions that businesses rely on to drive
No other EMM vendor can enable this deep OS-level integration.
Competitive EMM Android solutions provide only high-level functionality
through APIs and they cannot provide the advanced security or
functionality that SOTI MobiControl Android+ technology delivers. The
more than 50 OEMs partnering with SOTI demonstrate the growing
popularity of the platform in the enterprise globally and SOTI's
ability to address Android fragmentation. SOTI enables Android OEMs to
strengthen the security and manageability of mobile devices
increasingly used in corporate office settings and for dedicated
purposes like package tracking, inventory management, law enforcement
and life-saving healthcare functions.
"The ability to enable Android+ from our factory floor provides our
customers with access to the secure management of Android devices that
SOTI delivers," said Mark Kirstein, Senior Director Enterprise
Software, Mobile Computing from Motorola Solutions. "Our customers rely
on the ability to inherently trust their devices, and SOTI helps CIOs
and IT departments enable, optimize and secure mobility across
As companies move beyond the initial wave of BYOD, they are expanding
their use of mobility to create differentiated products and services
that enable them to achieve competitive advantage. They are doing so using a mix of mobile devices running on a variety of
operating systems. With SOTI, Android OEMs are able to provide
enterprises with the ability to include Android-based devices as part
of their mobile strategy confidently.
"We level the playing field, allowing organizations to select the device
that works best for their enterprise mobility strategy, regardless of
operating system. With SOTI MobiControl Android+ technology, OEMs can
build devices that enable enterprises to do exactly that," SOTI CEO
Carl Rodrigues said. "Whether it's a consumer smartphone or tablet or
even a barcode scanner, businesses implementing mobility as part of
their operations can have a management system that offers a consistent
level of security in addition to advanced mobility features.
Enterprises are turning to SOTI for our deep cross-platform support and
With the operating system's versatility in enterprise and
dedicated-purpose environments, it is ever more critical to be able to
deeply manage Android devices securely as they become more widely used
across the front office and back-end systems. Android makes up nearly 85 percent of the global smartphone market share alone.
"To their credit, SOTI was the first EMM vendor to support Android as
they recognized the platform's potential to the enterprise," said Eric
Klein, a senior analyst who tracks enterprise mobility at VDC Research.
"Their relationships with prominent Android OEMs are significant and
place SOTI in a strong position for dynamic growth."
By providing the ability to detect and block security threats before
entering the enterprise network, SOTI's MobiControl Android+ technology
provides strong security and an additional layer of defense to embedded
security mechanisms used by mobile device manufacturers. In addition to
bridging the security gap, SOTI provides advanced management features
for Android devices. These features include remote control (critical
for remote help desk functionality and remote training), lockdown/kiosk
mode functionality, web content filtering, geofencing, and anti-virus
protection with multiple remediation options.
About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility
Management (EMM) solutions, with over 12,000 enterprise customers and
millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of
solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly
mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments.
SOTI's flagship product, MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable,
optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to
support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
policies. SOTI extends secure mobility management beyond basic MDM to
provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and
security of all mobile devices deployed in an organization.
SOURCE: SOTI Inc.
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