SOTI to offer mobility management support for Linux devices, IoT endpoints
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

SOTI, a provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, will make its SOTI MobiControl 14, SOTI Snap and SOTI Central products generally available on 31 October 2017

SOTI MobiControl 14, is as its name suggests, the 14th version of the company’s enterprise mobility management solution which works across iOS, Android and Windows devices. The latest version adds remote support for Linux-based devices, machines and intelligent IoT endpoints. The solution allows IT departments to resolve issues with devices remotely and ensure that they have the latest content such as files and configurations. The support for Linux is aimed at protecting devices against unauthorised access and exploits, by ensuring that they are not left with default passwords, and automating and scheduling OS and app updates to patch vulnerabilities.

Linux is an open-source, low-cost alternative to expensive commercial operating systems, and the operating system of choice for more than 80 per cent of IoT devices and 67 per cent of IoT gateways.

SOTI Snap is a cross-platform, rapid mobile applications development solution enables companies to take the cost, complexity and coding out of mobile application development for business. It allows users to develop applications without any knowledge of coding and allows a single app to work across multiple operating systems without any additional effort for the app designer.

SOTI Central is an online community and marketplace for partners and customers to get answers from product experts, interact, and browse a library of products and services built around SOTI ONE solutions. SOTI ONE is a platform that SOTI launched back in May that integrates SOTI’s other products, such as SOTI MobilControl. According to Carl Rodrigues, SOTI’s CEO, president and founder. SOTI Central is intended to make it easier for developers and other technology companies to build the technology stack that underpins their products or services.

Carl Rodrigues, SOTI’s CEO, president and founder announcing October's product releases at the SOTI Sync event at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

"We recognised a major gap in the marketplace: the need for a single, integrated solution to secure and easily manage mobile devices, as well as the dedicated-devices commonly in use by businesses. We are also seeing a plethora of IoT endpoints, many of which are on Linux, that will access the corporate network and therefore require intelligent management," said Graham Watts, principal product manager at SOTI.

"Mobility is changing the way we work. Businesses need to support mobile workers wherever they are – in the field, warehouse, storefront, or hospital room - no matter the form factor or OS. SOTI has been laser focused on empowering our customers to do exactly this for 20 years. Our newest version of SOTIMobiControl with Linux support is a powerful step along the important journey of enabling our customers to take full advantage of the next wave of mobility. Our proactive roadmap and delivery of visionary technology addresses the problems the enterprise will face, readying them for the mobile-first future with unmatched security and control."

SOTI manages more than 17,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices worldwide. It has seen 38 per cent revenue growth in its channel ecosystem, which is composed of nearly 3,000 channel partners and 150 OEM partners operating in 195 countries.The company has also recently received a number of accolades, including winning the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership.

"SOTI is considered a visionary for its ability to recognise the need for a concerted and coordinated effort to optimise security and management across multiple Android versions. SOTI is also at the front of the curve when it comes to IoT device support, including wearables. These visionary moves continue to burnish the SOTI brand in the North American marketplace," said, Jeanine Sterling, industry director at Frost & Sullivan.

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