Acronis Advances Secure BYOD

Acronis has announced the launch of mobilEcho 4.5, the latest release of its mobile file management (MFM) solution, now including free in-app editing tools for Microsoft Office documents; military-grade certified encryption; and other security and ease-of use improvements. mobilEcho enables enterprises to drastically improve mobile users’ productivity while maintaining complete control over data security and compliance. Even though organisations are able to securely access its information through a PC or a Mac, this is not the case when using a mobile device. mobilEcho integrates with Active Directory to extend control of information to mobile devices.

According to Intel, 82 percent of companies today allow employees to use personal devices at work. However, Acronis’ 2013 Data Protection Trends Research found that 60 percent have no personal device policy in place, and, of those that do, 25 percent still make exceptions for executives. This shows that companies are increasingly vulnerable to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) risks and may be jeopardising its data, exposing it to leakage, theft, corruption, malware and more. With mobilEcho 4.5, corporate data never has to leave the security of the app, even when editing Microsoft Office documents, thereby creating a secure, compliant, and controlled mobile work experience.

mobilEcho complements mobile device management (MDM) vendors’ basic file access solutions, providing complete security and control of corporate information on mobile devices while, at the same time, giving end users all the necessary tools to maintain productivity. For example, MDM and most MFM solutions do not include a built-in Office editor, forcing customers to purchase separate, potentially insecure apps that could compromise the integrity of sensitive data. Many of these other, third-party apps store data in a public cloud, which, without proper security or encryption, puts critical data even further at risk. mobilEcho, on the other hand, provides the ability to manage files in one secure, corporate IT-managed location.

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