HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astea International Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEA), a global provider of service lifecycle management and mobility solutions, announces that it will now offer SOTI's MobiControl Mobile Device Management (MDM) software as a component of their Astea Alliance Mobility Solution Suite. Industry-leading software, SOTI MobiControl allows companies to manage, support and secure their mobile field force regardless of the devices used in the field. "The demand for mobile field service solutions is on the rise. Simultaneously, the number of mobile devices entering the market is also increasing at a rapid pace. As these factors increase so does the need for organizations to protect their mission critical data," stated Zack Bergreen, CEO of Astea International. "With this joint solution our customers will be able to eliminate the complexities associated with managing and deploying various types of mobile devices as well as ensuring that both corporate and employee-owned devices are secure." SOTI MobiControl enables control, access and security operations remotely of mobile devices, saving companies time, labor and money. Mobile administrators can locate, gather and track information and lockdown GPS enabled devices, enable security protocols and restrict applications from running on devices. The system effortlessly tracks hardware and software assets. In July, Astea announced Alliance Mobile Universal that leverages the latest HTML5 technology to deliver a sleek and innovative user interface while still providing the ability for mobile workers to continue working whether they are in or out of wireless coverage. With the ability to operate with the latest devices in the market including Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones, and iPad2, organizations can choose the device that works best for their environment and still be able to leverage the most powerful mobile solution designed specifically for the way field technicians work. Now with Astea's new partnership with SOTI, organizations can optimize operations and minimize user downtime. SOTI MobiControl uses diagnostic and imaging tools to identify problems with devices in the field. By using this function, mobile administrators can immediately troubleshoot devices, saving time, labor and frustration. This reduces device and user downtime and the need to return devices to be repaired on site.