VIST Bank

28 February 2013

"It’s very easy to administer. I don’t have to touch, set up and configure each device manually. You push it out, the user gets a notification, they click, it’s done"
JACK MCLAINE VP MIS, VIST Bank

Business challenge

  • VIST Bank wanted to let their users choose their mobile device platform—Apple iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry. However, they needed an efficient way to manage a more complex multiplatform environment.
  • As a financial services firm, VIST Bank faces rigorous compliance and data-loss prevention requirements and so needs to ensure data is secure on all devices, including those that are lost or stolen.
  • VIST Bank has only two IT staff members to serve its entire community of mobile users, so simplicity of administration was crucial.

Technology solution

  • VIST Bank has been using Sophos Endpoint Protection for several years and is very happy with that product. However when looking for a new mobile solution they took a vendor agnostic approach and compared several products.
  • After demos and a careful cost analysis comparing Sophos with AirWatch and Symantec, VIST Bank concluded that Sophos Mobile Control best met their requirements while also offering very good value for the money.

Business results

  • Sophos Mobile Control has enabled VIST Bank to escape platform lock-in. They can now safely and quickly provide any mobile device to any employee.
  • However for them the greatest benefit is the saving in administration time – for the most part is now zero.