The Best Selling Mobile Device Management, Support and Security
solution for Windows Mobile devices just got a whole lot better.
SOTI MobiControl V5 has arrived!
|MobiControl Core Features
MobiControl is a next generation Mobile Device Management, Security and
Support solution that is built using our world class Award Winning
Whether you are using consumer
based devices for push email or ruggedised devices in the field,
MobiControl is the solution of choice for rapid and reliable
performance over any network for any size of deployment.
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Architecturally, MobiControl has four components:
- Manager (Management Console)
- Deployment Server
- MS SQL Database
- Device Agent
The figure to your right illustrates a typical installation
configuration. The Manager is installed on the workstations of the
system administration / support personnel, and the Deployment Server(s)
and MobiControl Database are installed on one or more servers.
MobiControl, you can manage any mobile device or computer running any
Microsoft mobile or desktop Operation System. MobiControl is compatible
with all devices / computers running Microsoft Windows CE, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, Smartphone,
Windows XP, or Windows 2000 Operating Systems.
MobiControl’s Advanced Security center provides administrators with granular control over how mobile
devices are used and how data is accessed:
Administrators can set user privileges for logging on to the device.
User authentication using Active Directory credentials allows mobile
devices to be authenticated on the network using the same credentials
that end users use for existing computers / workstations, eliminating
the need for multiple passwords and allowing seamless centrally managed
user authentication management. MobiControl also supports an
alternative user authentication system that can be used in situations
where Active Directory user authentication is not required.
Device Lockdown Policy:
This allows administrators to replace the standard device home screen
and Windows Start button with a customizable home screen that allows
users to access only specific applications and web sites, and prevents
access to all other applications and device controls. This decreases
the amount of down time caused by users changing settings that may
adversely affect the operation of the device or application software,
and also decreases support costs.
Application Run Control Policy:
MobiControl integrates tightly with the operating system to prevent
restricted applications from being run on mobile devices. MobiControl’s
Run Control Policies are much more efficient and secure than competing
whitelist / blacklist solutions which use CPU and battery to constantly
poll devices and shut down restricted programs only after they have had
a chance to run and cause damage.
Out of Contact Devices Policy:
Manage security on "out-of-contact" devices which are not able to
connect to the MobiControl Deployment Server. This feature can be used
to define security actions that can be triggered if a device has not
contacted the MobiControl server for a specified time interval, or has
been lost or stolen and appears as "offline".
File Encryption Policy:
MobiControl provides kernel level file encryption that encrypts data
stored directly on mobile devices (onboard storage) as well as on SD /
memory cards (external storage) to help businesses achieve compliance
with strict data storage and processing regulations. This protects
sensitive data if an attempt is made to extract it from the mobile
device and access it on another mobile device, computer or data reader
by an unauthorised person. MobiControl’s policy-based File Encryption
uses FIPS 140-2 validated AES-256 encryption algorithms to secure
Connection Security Policy: Protects the integrity of the corporate firewall and internal corporate data
by enforcing endpoint authentication (i.e. both client and server certificates) and encrypting all data that
travels between mobile devices, MobiControl servers and MobiControl Management consoles. MobiControl encrypts
data using standards based SSL communication and FIPS 140-2 certified algorithms.
Device Feature Control Policy:
MobiControl's Device Feature Control policy allows IT administrators to
selectively disable device hardware features. Applying the policy at
the individual or group level allows custom profiles for different
users and locations in an organization. Disabling Bluetooth and
Infrared ports allows administrators to control whether end users can
beam business cards, applications or documents to one another.
Administrators can also disable cameras and other hardware features in
Using group policies, automatically deploy software and data to devices in the field in real-time over any network
(WiFi, cellular, cradled etc.). SOTI advanced compression and check pointing algorithms allow data to delivered
even over very slow and unstable connections, saving IT departments months of work, and truly enabling organisations
to realise the ROI of mobile device deployments sooner.
MobiControl equips support personnel with powerful remote control and
helpdesk tools to diagnose and fix problems efficiently. Support staff
can login to remote devices to see exactly what the remote user sees in
real time and to manage and view: services, tasks, file system and
registry of a mobile device. This results in a decrease in downtime and
labor costs and contributes to a decreased total cost of ownership.
SOTI’s data synchronisation policies allow organisations to synchronize
files and/or folders between devices and a server. Synchronisation can
be ad-hoc or at scheduled intervals. This important tool allows your
employees in the field and in the office to always be equipped with the
most up-to-date information.
MobiControl allows for IT support teams to collaborate on support
issues and save time by tracking cases and their history. Using
MobiControl, one can quickly and efficiently identify problem/defective
units before warranty periods expire. This reduces user down time and
increases IT support productivity.
MobiControl allows support personnel to track hardware and software
assets. Device grouping allows devices to automatically group
themselves based on criteria of the deployment (e.g. devices in a
deployment can determine which location they are in and automatically
reconfigure accordingly). This decreases the amount of time needed to
manage a deployment and thus increases productivity.
Diagnostic and imaging tools can be used to create base line
diagnostics of devices in the field and automatically identify
potential problem areas. The time-savings are significant: using these
tools, a support person can determine the cause of the problem in less
than a minute as opposed to spending several hours to troubleshoot
MobiControl includes an advanced reporting engine that pulls detailed
information about all aspects of system operation and the status of
software / data deployments. Mobile enterprises can use standard
reports, or customize and create new reports to deliver real-time
statistics about the mobile devices deployed in the field.
MobiControl Product Overview Video
The MobiControl Product tour video provides an overview of how the product can be used in a real life
situation, as well as highlighting the core functionality and value provided by the product.
MobiControl Overview Scenario
MobiControl Overview Benefits
MobiControl Training Video Series
The following series of
MobiControl training videos will help you get started with using MobiControl,
each video is typically about four minutes long and provides an overview of
subject area. If you are just getting started with MobiControl we recommend that you view
the training videos in the order listed below, starting with the 'MobiControl Architectural
Overview' video. If you already have some familiarity with MobiControl, feel free to go directly to
the segment(s) that are of interest to you.
MobiControl Architectural Overview
MobiControl Management Console Overview
Configuring Devices with MobiControl
Using MobiControls Remote Control/Help Desk Functionality
Deploying Software/Data to mobile devices using MobiControl