Enterprises around the globe trying to evolve their mobile strategies can rejoice as the challenge of Enterprise Mobile Device Management underwent a major game changer today.
October 13, 2011 (Newswire) - SAN DIEGO - CTIA Enterprise & Applications - Enterprises around the globe trying to evolve their mobile strategies can rejoice as the challenge of Enterprise Mobile Device Management underwent a major game changer today. SOTI, a world champion in mobile device management (MDM) has announced the arrival of the most advanced enterprise MDM capabilities for smartphones/tablets on the market. Together with Samsung, SOTI provides the MDM solution MobiControl with advanced remote control helpdesk features implemented on the Samsung GALAXY Note.
As the market has become more fragmented with the myriad mobile operating systems and devices, and organizations start feeling the pressure to support employees with a "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) strategy, enterprises until now have been left with little choice but to compromise on their previously established MDM standards. SOTI and Samsung have addressed this problem by providing the methods to securely enroll personally-liable devices as "corporate citizens." Just as importantly, enterprises also have the options to fully manage and secure corporate-owned devices. Organizations now have the ability to support all different types of "mobile people" (e.g. from people only accessing corporate email, to field workers running line-of-business applications) without giving up any control - all from one MDM platform.
"In the past enterprises deploying mobile solutions have had to make sacrifices in terms of management and security. Our close partnership with Samsung has allowed SOTI to deliver new `game changing' features implemented on the Samsung GALAXY Note. Enterprises deploying mobile devices no longer need to compromise on their policies," said Carl Rodrigues, President & CEO of SOTI Inc. "SOTI is proud to be a member of the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program. We have been able to take feedback from our customers to the Samsung teams, resulting in a comprehensive MDM product that meets the needs of today's enterprise customers. With the new management features in SOTI MobiControl, we believe that any organization that is serious about mobility needs to strongly consider using Samsung devices."
With over 80,000 customers worldwide who have deployed a combined total of millions of devices, SOTI has been able to gather and share market intelligence with Samsung on which MDM features matter most, e.g. the abilities to: silently install applications and enforce permissions; disable unauthorized applications (e.g. Dropbox, Market); create corporate sandboxes for personally-liable devices while also being able to completely "lockdown into kiosk mode" corporately-liable devices; and allowing for remote helpdesk support on a smartphone and tablet (the same way you would on a laptop or desktop computer). By addressing these concerns, SOTI's award-winning MobiControl solution, combined with the Samsung GALAXY Note helps organizations enable mobility, minimize support and management costs, and maximize their ROI.
American Airlines, a customer who has been working with SOTI for years, commented on how important this development has been to their business: "American Airlines has always been fully committed to offering our travelers flawless flights with state-of-the-art amenities. American Airlines looks forward to putting new exciting technology, such as the incredible Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 backed by SOTI MobiControl's world-class Mobile Device Management capabilities, into the hands of our customers and employees alike," explained Greg Perley, MDM Service Owner / Wireless Engineer, American Airlines, USA. "This collaboration has enabled us to grow our mobility strategy. SOTI's advanced security and remote control helpdesk tools will enable us to put these Samsung Tabs into our clients' hands to enhance the onboard experience and into our employees' hands to support the smooth operation of our airline with complete confidence."
This announcement comes at a time when Samsung has started to ship its revolutionary line of its smart mobile devices, starting with the Galaxy Note, and up to Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices to the global market. Samsung GALAXY smartphones and tablets being rolled out now and into the future will continue to be updated with even more advanced MDM capabilities, all supported through the award-winning SOTI MobiControl solution which is available in both "in-premise" and "in the cloud". Please note the solution specifications and device applied may differ by regions.