SOTI's Android OEM Partnerships Grow 300 Percent Year-Over-Year, Expanding to More Than 35 Android Device Manufacturers
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - (Mobile World Congress Booth 5H40, Hall 5) – 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 significantly expanded its Android OEM partnerships to encompass more than 35 of the leading Android device manufacturers globally. SOTI's MobiControl Android+ technology has been pivotal in growing its Android OEM partnerships by 300 percent year-over-year, addressing Android device fragmentation and paving the way for secure Android use in the enterprise.
With Android accounting for more than 80 percent of the global smartphone market share, Android devices are making their way into the workplace whether or not IT departments know it. Enterprises are clamoring for a way to secure these devices. Because Android provides limited management and security APIs for EMM vendors to leverage, management and security is inconsistent across device manufacturers. Adding further complexity, OEMs are left on their own to create APIs in order for EMM vendors to build tools to manage the devices. This creates disparity, as each OEM adds functionality in varying degrees and forms.
By proactively partnering and building tight technology integration with some of the largest Android OEM's worldwide, SOTI is the only EMM vendor to provide a solution that enables secure Android devices. Android OEM's are partnering with SOTI to differentiate themselves and overcome the IT barriers of legacy Android security concerns, while addressing the need for enterprise-grade Android mobility management. The value proposition of SOTI Android+ technology to Android OEMs is unrivaled, as it allows manufacturers to focus on their core strengths and broaden enterprise adoption.
Eric Klein, Senior Analyst, VDC Research, said, "The industry is ripe for an all-inclusive EMM solution for Android devices, with security being top of mind for enterprises across the board. SOTI's foresight of industry needs is aligned with VDC's anticipation that Android deployments in enterprise settings will increase as mobile-first ISVs have sharpened their focus on the mobile platform and have developed highly secure solutions that have made Android suitable for corporate environments."
By providing the ability to detect and block security threats before entering the enterprise network, SOTI's Android+ technology provides strong security and an additional layer of defense to embedded security mechanisms used by mobile OS vendors. In addition to bridging the security gap, SOTI is the only EMM vendor in the world with advanced management features for Android devices. These features include real-time remote helpdesk, lockdown/kiosk mode functionality, web content filtering, geofencing, anti-virus prevention with multiple remediation options and much more.
Carl Rodrigues, President and CEO, SOTI, said, "Android device manufacturers are standardizing on SOTI's Android+ technology. They no longer have to change their operating systems to achieve security and enhanced management on their devices. This saves them precious resources and speeds their entry into the lucrative enterprise market. The rapid growth in OEM adoption of SOTI Android+ is evidence of SOTI's commitment to working with our partners to deliver deep cross-platform support. SOTI Android+ enables our Android partners to provide the same level of security and management as Apple iOS, Windows and other operating systems."
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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