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Mobile Solutions Jun 14, 2019

Sophos Mobile for bring-your-own-device strategies.

Many companies are aware of the risk of letting employees access business data on personal mobile endpoints, but they don’t know how to mitigate that risk securely. The solutions are out there—Sophos Mobile, for example. Read on to find out what this service is all about.

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Lack of security measures and inadequate separation between personal and business data are critical issues on both corporate-owned and personal mobile devices. This is often one of the reasons employers are wary of letting their employees work remotely. And what should companies do if a device containing corporate data is stolen and the thief is able to crack the passcode? Proper documentation and inventory are also imperative for maintaining oversight of which employees were issued which devices, which employees are using personal devices to access work e-mail and the like.

 

Another serious problem is that of third-party apps stealing data by exploiting their unfettered access to the smartphone or tablet’s storage, which lets them spy on and even pilfer sensitive work e-mails or other critical documents. Solutions exist for all these points. Our partner Sophos, for example, offers Sophos Mobile, available via the central management platform Sophos Central.

 

Why Sophos Mobile?

Sophos Mobile is an MDM solution that allows companies to easily and effectively manage and protect both their traditional and mobile endpoints. As it is integrated into a multi-system management interface, Sophos Mobile supports the management of Windows 10, macOS, iOS and Android devices.

 

This provides the following benefits:

  • Increased productivity
  • Business data is protected against loss and malware
  • Easy to use and manage
  • Great value for money, affordable endpoint protection

To safeguard company data and keep personal data private, Sophos Mobile provides a container for e-mails and documents that can be deployed with or without management of the device itself. Container-only management helps administrators keep control of corporate content without encroaching on user privacy, making it ideal in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios.

 

The following modules help mitigate the risks described above:

 

Sophos Secure Email.

Sophos Secure Email is a fully-featured, secure and containerised personal information management (PIM) app for Android and iOS that lets you isolate business e-mail, calendars and contacts from private data on the mobile device. Easily revoke business access based on device compliance rules. Sophos Secure Email lets you provision business e-mail quickly, securely and consistently across different device models and OS variations.

 

Sophos Secure Workspace.

Sophos Secure Workspace is a containerised mobile content management app for iOS and Android that provides a secure way to manage, distribute and edit business documents and view web content. Edit Office-format documents without leaving the container environment to ensure encrypted content remains secure. When managed by Sophos Mobile, admins can easily restrict access to content based on device compliance rules. In combination with Sophos SafeGuard Encryption, Sophos Secure Workspace provides seamless exchange of encrypted files between iOS, Android, Windows and macOS users.

 

Sophos Mobile Security.

Sophos Mobile Security protects Android devices without compromising performance or battery life. It is based on Sophos’ powerful anti-malware technology and offers not only award-winning antivirus and ransomware protection, but also detection of potentially unwanted apps, a privacy advisor, web protection, web filtering for unwanted content and much more.

 

Thanks to continuous monitoring of device health, you are notified if a device is compromised and can take remediating action or automatically revoke access to corporate resources. Additionally, Sophos Mobile Security includes a password safe, secure QR code scanner and authenticator for one-time passwords.

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Marcel Philippi
System Engineer