Sophos Mobile Control 3.5 delivers mobile device management (MDM) support for Windows Phone 8 in addition to iOS and Android.
MDM allows IT administrators to control various settings and functions on personally-owned smartphones and tablets that are used for employment-related purposes.
This includes installing required apps - iincluding support for Apple's volume purchasing scheme - blacklisting unacceptable apps, and enforcing compliance with corporate policies (eg, appropriate password usage, preventing the use of jailbroken iPhones).
Other improvements in version 3.5 include a remote Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) proxy so that non-compliant devices can be blocked from receiving email, and LDAP/Active Directory support that allows users to easily connect to Active Directory.
In addition, administration has been simplified through a revised menu, dashboard and other workflow improvements, company officials claimed.
"Most Mobile Device Management products were designed for large enterprise security specialists and are impractical for over-stretched IT professionals serving small and medium sized organisations," Sophos vice president of product management John Shaw said.
"We have designed our product to be simple and effective from the start, and as a result, we have experienced 400 percent growth in the last year and now count more than 2.5 million users protected by Sophos Mobile Control.
"Our customers recognise that simple security is better security, be it mobile, endpoint or network."
Sophos Mobile Control is available for on-premises use or as a service. It is licensed per user, regardless of the number of devices used by an individual.