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42Gears has released SureLock Studio, a product aimed at enterprises using Windows Mobile devices. SureLock locks down Windows Mobile devices into kiosk mode and helps enterprises increase their mobile workforce productivity and reduce regular device maintenance.

In recent times Windows Mobile has become quite popular among companies to deploy and run their business applications. Windows Mobile is a generic operating system and therefore provides opportunities to employees to use the device for entertainment and gaming purposes (browsers, audio players, games, phone etc) which results in wastage of crucial working hours. Besides, accidental corruption of device settings by employees can cause critical business applications to fail.

SureLock Studio helps enterprises avoid above problems by locking down Windows Mobile devices into kiosk mode. As configured SureLock allows the employee to launch and use only the "approved" Line of Business applications.

SureLock Studio is supported on devices running WM 5.0, WM 5.0 Phone Edition, WM 6.0 Classic, WM 6.0 Professional, WM 6.1 Classic and WM 6.1 Professional.

Free trial download and cost information are available at the company website http://www.42gears.com.

Quite a nice a idea if you're worried about your workforce slacking. Still, I'm sure there'd be a way round it for someone determined enough. It doesn't mention anything about blocking RAPI access (although Activesync can be disabled) so the potential for remote file/reg editing is there. Not to mention hard reseting... :D

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Quite a nice a idea if you're worried about your workforce slacking. Still, I'm sure there'd be a way round it for someone determined enough. It doesn't mention anything about blocking RAPI access (although Activesync can be disabled) so the potential for remote file/reg editing is there. Not to mention hard reseting... :D

Thanks for mentioning the product.

1. As you have mentioned SureLock has an option to disable ActiveSync, so that makes the remote manipulation of files and registry impossible.

2. Hard resetting: A hard reset retains the file system and registry contents. After the reset SureLock puts the device back into kiosk mode. May be you were referring to "Clean boot" which can be quite complicated for normal users and cannot be done "unintentionally" and will surely result in loss of enterprise application and data, which an employee may not want.

Thanks,

42Gears

http://www.42Gears.com

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Thanks for mentioning the product.

1. As you have mentioned SureLock has an option to disable ActiveSync, so that makes the remote manipulation of files and registry impossible.

2. Hard resetting: A hard reset retains the file system and registry contents. After the reset SureLock puts the device back into kiosk mode. May be you were referring to "Clean boot" which can be quite complicated for normal users and cannot be done "unintentionally" and will surely result in loss of enterprise application and data, which an employee may not want.

Thanks,

42Gears

http://www.42Gears.com

If you disable Activesyc, how are users supposed to sync / backup their data? Is Exchange Activesync disabled at the same time?

A "clean boot" is more commonly referred to as a hard reset, yes. It is far from a complicated procedure though....

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If you disable Activesyc, how are users supposed to sync / backup their data? Is Exchange Activesync disabled at the same time?

A "clean boot" is more commonly referred to as a hard reset, yes. It is far from a complicated procedure though....

Hi Alex,

Most of the companies using SureLock use WiFi or WAN for connecting their devices to the server. "Exchange Activesync" is not disabled.

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