SOTI releases MobiControl 13.0 EMM platform, opens APIs for third parties


Enterprise mobility management vendor SOTI released the latest version of its MobiControl product this week and opened its application programming interfaces so that third parties can integrate parts of the EMM platform into their own workflows.

MobiControl 13.0 is the latest iteration of SOTI's flagship EMM platform. According to SOTI's press release, the product now integrates with more devices, offers smoother transitions for users who work across multiple devices and helps enterprises that are considering diving into the Internet of Things.

The solution now supports Windows 10 Mobile along with previously supported Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Home. Users can even register new devices on the go using Microsoft Azure Active Directory authentication.

SOTI also upgraded its Android for Work capabilities for corporate-owned personally enabled and corporate-owned business-only devices. The Kiosk Mode feature allows for a device using Android M or higher to lock a device to an app.

IT admins have greater control over devices with this upgrade, including the ability to install apps to devices without the permission or help of the user. Administrators can now also disable cellular data and near field communication capabilities on Sony devices to protect data in highly regulated industries, according to the release.

On top of this, MobiControl 13.0 allows for more automation and steady workflow by enabling IT admins to use the Packages tool to push updates and content to devices quickly, while also giving users control of when those updates occur.

Perhaps the most important aspect of this news is SOTI's release of its MobiControl APIs. Third parties such as developers can take components of the MobiControl solution and integrate it into their established workflows.

"By unlocking our APIs for integration, third parties including enterprise developers, value-added resellers and systems integrators can deliver device management features into their custom workflow environments at a rapid pace, fueling new innovations and use cases yet to be discovered," said Oscar Rambaldini, vice president of product development at SOTI.

For more:
- read the release

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