Paideia School Deploys Sophos Mobile Control for Comprehensive Mobile Device Management

November 14, 2013 Sophos Press Release

New Version of Sophos Mobile Control Adds Full Featured Apple iOS 7 Support and Separation of Personal & Corporate Data to Enforce BYOD and Compliance

Oxford, UK – November 14, 2013 – Sophos today announced that the Paideia School of Atlanta, Georgia, US, has deployed the latest version of Sophos Mobile Control for best-in-class mobile device management. Currently available, Sophos Mobile Control enables organizations of all sizes to use mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phones, to get work done – simply, securely and reliably.

Founded in 1971, Paideia School is an independent K-12 school. Known as a top college preparatory school and widely recognized for the individual attention it provides its students, with strong academics, outstanding athletics and arts programs, Paideia has just under 1000 students and 180 full- and part-time faculty and staff members.

A long-time customer of Sophos solutions, Paideia recently distributed 550 iPads to its students to accelerate learning. Right away, the IT department realized it needed easier and more efficient tools for managing the tablets and keeping them secure. With a limited IT staff, Paideia placed a high value on tools that simplify and streamline administration, and sought a mobile device management solution that would enable them to enroll, manage and secure the school’s fleet of iPads with little IT overhead.

“The new version of Mobile Control 3.6 with the iOS 7 integration opens up a whole new world to make our lives easier,” said Brian Meeks, network engineer, Paideia School. “Similar to employees in the work environment, many of our students take their iPads home every day exposing the school to potential malware attacks. Sophos Mobile Control helps us combat these threats. The Sophos products have been a dream. They are completely rock solid.”

Sophos Mobile Control 3.6: Countless Devices, One Solution
Designed to address ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) programs and the vast compliance requirements organizations face, the new release of Sophos Mobile Control features an easy-to-use web-based console, deployed either on-premise or as a Service, to manage, protect and secure data. It delivers effective mobile device management to control the devices that access corporate systems, with new iOS 7 features including better separation of personal and corporate data,  cost savings with support for the Apple’s new Volume Purchase Program (VPP), and Touchdown © support on Android devices. Using Sophos Mobile Control, IT teams can equally enforce regulatory compliance as well as corporate-mandated policies for complete data and device security without complexity.

The new version supports Windows Phone 8, Android, and iOS 7, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, currently deployed on more than 200 million devices.

“Mobile security knows no boundaries. Organizations of all types require simple solutions to protect their people and information from increasingly damaging threats,” said John Shaw, vice president end user security products at Sophos. “Sophos Mobile Control is a complete solution for confidently protecting the mobile workforce and classroom; we’re delighted to deliver it to the market.”

To learn more about Sophos Mobile Control, please visit http://www.sophos.com/mobile.

Availability
Sophos Mobile Control 3.6 is immediately available. Customers can trial it either hosted or on-premise.