Under the agreement, Logic Plus will deploy and manage the Mobile Control solution to customers across Australia, as well as provide direct support through its own help desk.
According to Rob Forsyth, Sophos Director Asia Pacific, the partnership with Logic Plus is the first of its kind for Sophos in Australia and will provide a “strong opportunity to build on its growth strategy in the region.”
Forsyth said the Mobile Control suite enables the enforcement of a consistent policy across a company’s fleet of mobile devices “such as policing the access of ‘jail broken’ devices onto networks, and assisting in locating, locking or wiping lost devices all through a central and intuitive dashboard.”
And, according to Logic Plus Marketing and Product Manager, Simon Parr, the agreement meets a growing need in the industry for a robust and comprehensive mobile security solution.
“We’re seeing the opportunities in the mobile protection space grow and the Sophos Mobile control product was the logical choice to add to our offerings. It also made sense given we have a close existing relationship with Sophos – they were early to market with a mobile product, so we knew that it would have advanced capabilities and a high level of reliability,” Parr concludes.
Parr says that Logic Plus has seen “keen customer interest from the outset and has received positive feedback during the trial period, especially due to the rise in popularity of the ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) movement in the workplace.”
“We see that concerns surrounding BYOD are the key driver of customer interest in mobile device management, so we have plans to extend the scope of Sophos’s Mobile Control from servicing company-owned devices to an all-inclusive strategy that covers devices brought from home,” said Parr. We see huge potential and interest in this product from organisations with many staff working in the field, or international companies who will be able to rollout mobile device control on a global scale.”