SOTI looks to Linux mobility management support in latest release

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider SOTI has announced what is claimed to be the first solution managing mixed mobility and IoT deployments with support for Linux.

The Linux support is part of the latest update to SOTI MobiControl, the firm’s flagship EMM product. The company argues Linux mobility management support has been ‘largely ignored’, and where it does exist, been only partial and proprietary. 

The update will aim to “protect Linux devices against unauthorised access and exploits, by hardening Linux endpoints against attacks, ensuring devices are not left with default passwords, and automating and scheduling OS and app updates to patch vulnerabilities,” as the company puts it.

“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,” said Graham Watts, principal product manager at SOTI. “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.”

The newest update to SOTI MobiControl also includes a redesigned administration console which simplifies the management of large, complex mobility and IoT deployments, as well as enhanced API support.

The company also took the opportunity to update its figures and strategy. SOTI has grown the number of customer trials by 57% year on year, while adding 38% revenue growth in its channel ecosystem. The company now has almost 3,000 channel partners, including resellers, and 150 OEM partners.

“Increasingly companies are looking to establish relationships with partners who have the ability to support their business-critical mobility needs,” said Carl Rodrigues, CEO of SOTI. “At SOTI, we pride ourselves on being trusted and reliable advisors to our partners, as we continue to develop innovative mobility solutions for the biggest mobility challenges faced by the enterprise.”

You can find out more about the Linux support here.

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