SOTI MobiControl Key Features
SOTI MobiControl delivers more than just industry leading mobile device management and security. We enable your IT staff to manage every aspect of the company’s mobile devices, hardware, software, content and data. And we do it throughout the entire lifecycle of your devices, from provisioning to retirement. Because we are completely device and operating system agnostic, we work on every Android, Windows or iOS device. Even when a hardware manufacturer adds proprietary API’s to extend their MDM capabilities, SOTI guarantees compatibility. No one knows business mobility like SOTI, and no one offers a broader, more tested suite of features.
Organizations are dynamic; new hires, promotions, job changes, and departures keep IT staff on their toes. Different mobile requirements for remote workers, contract employees, knowledge workers, and factory workers add even more complexity. Add in regional policy variances and government regulation and it’s easy to grasp the magnitude of the challenge that IT departments face in deploying business mobility.
SOTI MobiControl Stage delivers intelligent policy management. We enable IT staff to customize policies to meet the changing needs of your business. User by user, or role by role - in policy groups of hundreds or thousands, SOTI can provision and configure device features and configurations to let you rollout new devices quicker with less effort and fewer errors. Reduced time for provisioning will get your employees up and running faster.
Device enrollment is a critical first step for mobility management. However, it can present a challenge for IT departments that are tasked with provisioning large numbers of devices across different areas of the business and different geographic locations. Administrators must enroll new devices with full security, application policies, device configurations, and enterprise resources, while dealing with management pressure and user expectations for rapid availability. SOTI MobiControl makes device enrollment easy, regardless of device, operating system, or deployment model.
SOTI supports the enrollment programs from Apple, Google, and Microsoft. We enroll mobile devices quickly, with a minimum of user interaction; driving down help desk call volumes and getting users productive without IT hassles. MobiControl Stage makes it even easier; integrating with the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Google Android for Work and enabling Express Enrollment via barcode scan.
By any standard, today’s mobile devices deliver a staggering array of features to the end user. Competition between hardware manufacturers drives rapid innovation cycles producing new hardware and software features to push the boundaries of what is possible in mobile computing. Part of responsible device management includes policies to control business use of these powerful mobile computers to ensure that they are being used appropriately for business purposes.
SOTI gives IT administrators a full toolbox of mobile device feature controls. We help IT ensure that device features on your business’s mobile devices conform to acceptable use policies. IT administrators can enforce complex passwords, turn features on and off, implement hardware and OS restriction policies, and remotely lock and wipe devices. SOTI lets you turn a smartphone into a smarter phone, or even a dumbphone if that is what you prefer.
Applications are one of the main drivers behind the success of business mobility. It started with simple apps like email and calendaring and today businesses rely on mobile Line-of-Business (LOB) applications, ERP and SFA solutions to empower their mobile workers and keep them productive on the road. At the same time, vendor app stores offer thousands of applications across dozens of categories. Application management can be extremely complicated; provisioning what apps are allowed on what device, managing updates, configuring settings, all of these activities are required on a regular basis.
SOTI delivers a comprehensive suite of mobile application management features. We enable over-the-air distribution, configuration, updating, and removal of apps from your enterprise library or public app store. We do this for Android, Windows and iOS applications. For mandatory business apps, we can install/remove apps in the background, without the user even being aware of what is going on. And whitelists/blacklists provide an extra layer of control. SOTI gives your business a fully unified, fully curated application experience.
Mobile workers need access to company content; reports, forms, files and data wherever they are. As many IT managers know, employees will do whatever it takes to access content on their mobile devices. This may include backdoor remote access or unsanctioned collaboration platforms.
SOTI delivers two options for delivering secure mobile content; SOTI Content Library and SOTI hub. They give your business a secure platform for the managed distribution of corporate content to/from mobile devices. IT staff can configure priority levels, specifying time durations for document availability, stagger content distribution by location, and enable automatic or on-demand downloads. In addition, your business files can be searched, filtered, sorted and grouped with tags making it easy for mobile workers to access the documents they want quickly and easily.
Device retirement is an often overlooked phase in the device management lifecycle. Many organizations consider it enough to throw the retired device in a drawer somewhere. However, it is important to properly retire or re-purpose a device properly when a user changes roles or leaves your organization. You need to remove all corporate content and applications from the device, wipe WiFi and VPN settings, and remove the device from you MDM enrollment database. Device retirement becomes even more challenging for temporary or contract employees, and BYOD devices.
SOTI provides easy, automatic device retirement; devices can be retired with the touch of a button and with a minimum amount of end user involvement. IT administrators can wipe corporate partitions, de-provision access to corporate resources, and unenroll BYOD devices from active management. Using over-the-air backup and device wipe, IT can stay on top of changes in the organization and ensure devices are re-purposed or retired according to corporate policy.