Sophos Mobile Control 5 updated with new Windows Phone 8.1 support

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Sophos Mobile Control is an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution which allows enterprises to easily manage, control and secure Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices from a single web console.

In version 5 of the server software Sophos has added new policies and features to support Windows Phone 8.1 including:

  • Pushing out configurations is now possible
  • Additional restriction can be configured
    • Forbid action center notifications above lock screen
    • Forbid adding of non-Microsoft accounts manually
    • Forbid developer unlock
    • Forbid Windows store
    • Forbid native browser
    • Forbid camera
    • Allow or deny sending of telemetry data
    • Forbid copy and paste
    • Forbid Cortana
    • Forbid Save as of Office files
    • Forbid screen capture
    • Forbid sharing of office files
    • Forbid “Sync my settings”
    • Forbid voice recording
    • Forbid Wi-Fi
    • Forbid internet sharing
    • Forbid auto-connect to Wi-Fi Sense hotspots
    • Forbid hotspot reporting
    • Forbid manual configuration
    • Forbid NFC
    • Forbid Bluetooth
    • Forbid USB connection
    • Forbid cellular data roaming
    • Forbid VPN over cellular
    • Forbid VPN roaming over cellular
    • Forbid Bing Vision to store images from Bing Vision search
    • Forbid use of location when searching
    • Forbid manual installation of root certificates
    • Forbid locating
    • Forbid user to reset the phone
    • Forbid manual MDM unenrollment
  • Wi-Fi configurable
    • WPA-PSK
    • WPA2-PSK
  • Device lock and unlock can now be triggered by the Sophos Mobile Control server

Windows Phone is increasingly significant as a enterprise operating system, and good support by Mobile Device Management services is essential to the growth of the operating system in this arena, making Sophos’s extensive support for WP8.1 policies very helpful.

Read more about the newly supported features at Sophos here.

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