Today we announce the release of Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS and Android as a new module within Endpoint Protector 4.3 including support for iOS 6.
"As longtime developers of Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Device Control and Network Security Solutions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, it was just a natural decision for us to follow the great demand our customers have expressed facing all the iPads and iPhones invading the workspace and company networks. With Mobile Device Management capabilities fully integrated in Endpoint Protector 4 Hardware and Virtual Appliances, IT departments can deal easily with the Bring-Your-Own-Device trend they are facing from iOS and Android users. The MDM features enable IT administrators now to monitor and manage mobile devices, while the Device Control features ensures a complete control over where these devices connect to in the network, offering overall to IT departments a powerful tool to secure data and audit the use of devices," said Roman Foeckl, CEO of CoSoSys.
The presence of smartphones and tablets in today's corporate environments is extending the boundaries of business processes other times confided within a company's four walls. While there are significant benefits in adopting mobile devices as a way to increase work efficiency, there are also significant concerns for IT departments about how to keep sensitive corporate data secure wherever and on whatever device the employee accesses and stores it. Mobile Device Management by Endpoint Protector allows businesses to embrace portability and mobility without compromising the security of their own business critical data and without burdening IT. The new module can be easily integrated in companies existing IT infrastructures, allowing for a secure and fast self or over-the-air enrollment and provision process, via E-Mail, SMS, web portal or QR code of both corporate and privately-owned devices. Using a one-time-code enrollment mechanism, it prevents any unauthorized access and stops untrusted devices connecting to the company network.
As a complementary solution to the existing endpoint Device Control module for Desktops and Laptops, Mobile Device Management ensures a proactive protection over mobile endpoints, allowing IT administrators to efficiently manage mobile devices in a transparent manner from one intuitive web based reporting and administration interface. The new module addresses the major challenges faced by IT departments:
• Mobile data security, to protect against the latest data loss, leakage and theft threats with key features like strong security policies enforcement, advanced password rules, device encryption, remote device lock and data wipe
• Tracking and precise locating, offering complete reporting of where company critical business data is on devices and was at any time and for any managed device
• Mobile apps monitoring and management, allowing a close control over the large number of unwanted apps that can easily make their way on employees mobile devices.
Mobile Device Management is available with Endpoint Protector Version 4.3 as Hardware and Virtual Appliances. The data and device security solution ensures a complete and proactive protection against both inside and outside threats for organizations in an easy, but highly efficient manner with seamless integration and no operating system constraints.
CoSoSys (cososys.com) is specialized in network device control, endpoint security, data loss prevention (DLP) for Windows and Mac OS X, Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS and Android and development of applications for portable storage device encryption and enhancement. The application portfolio includes functions from device control, mobile device security, file tracing and shadowing, password security, data synchronization and network security. CoSoSys distributes its products globally through distributors, resellers and directly to users at EndpointProtector.com. CoSoSys is an independent software developer since a management buyout from Astaro in July 2011. CoSoSys enjoys a continuously growing installation base of users worldwide and was recognized in 2011 as one of the fastest growing technology companies being a winner of the 2011 Deloitte Technology FAST 50 ranking for Central Europe. The company has offices in Germany, the United States and Romania.