SOTI MobiControl integrates full-feature support for Google’s innovative approach to BYOD and enterprise device security
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — February 25, 2015 — SOTI Inc., the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy management, today announced comprehensive same-day support for Google Android for Work. This extends SOTI’s standing as the industry leader in providing the broadest and deepest level of Android device support. When managed by SOTI MobiControl, Android for Work provides a dedicated workspace with full OS-level encryption to securely separate business and personal data and applications on Android tablets and smartphones, regardless if they are personally or corporate-owned. Personal data stays private, while corporate data remains secure.
According to the results of a recent SOTI study, which was also released today, more than 67 percent of global businesses feel that Android devices are integral to their daily operations, yet almost 40 percent have concerns over security of Android devices. By working with Google to deliver same-day support of Android for Work, SOTI provides the mobility management tools and framework to allow the enterprise to welcome Android devices into their BYOD and corporate-liable deployments. By being able to confidently allow employees the freedom of device choice and the peace of mind that there is clear separation of their personal and work content, the enterprise benefits from increased mobile adoption, productivity gains, along with the confidence that corporate data is secure.
With SOTI MobiControl and Android for Work, organizations are now free to enroll any Android device from any manufacturer into their mobility programs through a consistent, simplified, and secure management solution.
“We are excited to join the Google’s Android for Work program to address enterprise concerns about supporting Android devices in their mobility strategies,” SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues said. “Android for Work is a mobility game-changer for Android, and creates a level playing field for devices of all types in the enterprise. SOTI MobiControl and Android for Work eliminates the most significant hurdles to adoption of Android in the enterprise, including fragmentation and the lack of a secure method to manage enterprise applications and content on Android devices.”
Demand-driven adoption of Android Devices
To get a sense for how vital Android is to the enterprise, SOTI surveyed more than 450 enterprise IT professionals around the world. What we found is that the concept of work has shifted and the numbers from the study demonstrate this trend. Today’s workforce demands the ability to work anywhere and everywhere and being able to successfully balance the proliferation of devices with the need for security and management is vital to any successful mobility program. Additional insights from the study:
- 30 percent of respondents use multiple devices per person. 13 percent of Android users also use iOS devices while nearly 28 percent of iOS users also utilize Android at work. This showcases the distinct need for a management solution that can support a broad range of mobile operating systems as part of a comprehensive mobility strategy.
- More than 67 percent of those surveyed use their devices multiple times per day. In fact, nearly 32 percent said they use their device(s) constantly.
- 36 percent of study participants felt that security and privacy was the biggest concerns when trusting Android devices in the enterprise. And yet another 32 percent of respondents noted that no clear separation of personal and work content was the biggest concern.
- Nearly half of those surveyed reported that their companies do not yet offer an official management program for mobile devices.
Android for Work devices managed by SOTI eliminate these challenges with profile separation and MobiControl enables remote wiping and full control over all corporate data.
Full study results are available on the SOTI blog.
Businesses looking to bolster their mobility strategies and to enable Android for Work for their mobile-optimized workforce are welcome to request a free trial of SOTI MobiControl to experience the newest advancements in Android enterprise mobility firsthand.
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About SOTI Inc.
SOTI is the world’s most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions, with over 14,000 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.