With an increasing number of enterprises embracing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept that allows employee-owned devices onto corporate servers as well as provisions corporate-owned mobile tablets and smartphones for employees, mobile security management has become crucial to meeting compliance regulations and protecting critical data.
To help organizations face these challenges, GroupLogic, an enterprise software company has just unveiled its latest mobile security management software.
Version 3.0 of the company’s Mobile File Management software (MFM) called mobilEcho comes with key upgrades that give enterprises increased opportunity to expand the power of mobile computing for increased efficiency and productivity, all while making IT management simpler, more secure and much more cost-effective.
"When we initially launched mobilEcho in May, one of our primary objectives was to make it effortless for IT professionals to achieve the level of security and control they needed with the introduction of iPad in their companies," said Anders Lofgren, vice president, Product Management at GroupLogic, in a statement.
"We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to our customers and turn that feedback into tangible products and upgrades, and I think they will be happy to see we've done that again with mobilEcho 3.0," Lofgren added.
The new version of the mobilEcho mobile security management software comes with enhanced management and end-user features, as well as support for iPhone (News - Alert), which adds to mobilEcho's support for iPad.
Securing corporate file access is crucial to meeting compliance regulations and protecting critical data, says Chris Hazelton, research director for Mobility, The 451 Group (News - Alert). "In addition, enterprise IT managers lacking a centrally managed mobile file management system are facing inevitable security breaches that come with lost and compromised devices and non-native access to Active Directory and file permission enforcement."
In recent months, mobilEcho has gained popularity as the go-to mobile file management solution for both large and small companies. Bedford Industries, a manufacturer of identification ties and tags called ElastiTag products is just one of its satisfied customers. The company utilizes both iPad and mobilEcho for its sales and marketing teams.
“mobilEcho allowed us to make the leap to tablet computing without the worry of corporate security breaches," said Royce Boehrs, network/security administrator, Bedford Industries. "Now, our employees have in-field access to crucial corporate files, and our IT team can manage the entire deployment remotely and without worry of compromising security or compliance."
The new mobile security management software also features complete PDF preview and annotation, so users get a completely secure method to review, comment, and annotate documents to meet corporate security, compliance and governance standards.
The solution gives direct access to the employee's unique Active Directory assigned home directory and supports automatic one-way sync from the server to the employee device, for easy access to the latest document changes when offline. It also features centrally managed simplified device enrollment, per-device status tracking, remote wipe and password reset.
Recently, Amtel (News - Alert) released a white paper that highlighted the importance of mobile security management in organizations. Efficient mobile security management allows organizations to manage their business operations on all types of mobile devices, especially in situations where employees work remotely and transfer confidential data.
Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jamie Epstein