Deploying SOTI Surf to Devices Using Packages

About this task

SOTI recommends using an application catalog rule to deploy SOTI Surf to your devices, so they can easily receive app updates through the Apple App and Google Play stores. However, if that is not possible for your environment due to security concerns or other reasons, you can deploy SOTI Surf using a package.

Note: This procedure is only applicable to Android (4.0+) devices. While the SOTI Surf app is available on iOS devices, Apple's security restrictions prevent SOTI from providing an .ipa file outside of the Apple App Store.

To use a package to push the SOTI Surf app to your enrolled devices:


  1. Download the SOTI Surf .apk file from the SOTI Downloads page.
  2. Create a package that contains the SOTI Surf .apk file.
  3. Upload the package to SOTI MobiControl.
  4. Create a profile that includes the SOTI Surf package and push the profile down to your devices.
    Tip: Consider putting the SOTI Surf package in the same profile as the SOTI Surf profile configuration that configures it, for simplicity.

What to do next

Devices users cannot use SOTI Surf until the SOTI Surf profile configuration has been configured.