Egnyte, provider of the most comprehensive file-sharing platform for the enterprise, today announced the availability of new mobile apps that enable companies to create and manage a secure perimeter stretching from users' mobile devices to enterprise files stored behind the firewall, thus eradicating all risks associated with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace. Fully integrated with Storage Connect, which was announced last month, Egnyte's new mobile apps provide secure access from any device to any file whether they're stored in the cloud, or locally behind a firewall - for those files "too sensitive for the cloud."
"Access to files located in existing, on-premises storage from a mobile device has always been the last mile in reaping BYOD productivity," said Egnyte CEO and Founder Vineet Jain. "Our new mobile apps not only deliver that last mile of user access, but also create a secure, end-to-end perimeter where files from on-premises storage are encrypted on the mobile device and can be remotely wiped in case the device is lost or stolen."
More than 57.1 percent of full-time employees use a personal device to access corporate data, according to Ovum Research.* At the same time, a recent IDG study** reported that 3/5 of companies believe that cloud file sharing has compromised their data security and that up to 61 percent of all files would always need to be stored locally due to low IT confidence in the security of cloud-only storage methods. This trend has led to worker productivity increases while raising security concerns for IT, which is driving organizations to adopt a BYOD policy that balances employee choice with corporate control.
Egnyte's new mobile apps with Storage Connect integration provide employees with a secure way to access and share these files from any smartphone or tablet without data passing through the cloud, eliminating the myriad security threats associated with cloud-only file-sharing solutions. With Egnyte's new mobile app, users can:
The Egnyte Device Control Suite also provides several management features that allow employees to use their mobile devices at work while enabling IT to maintain control over corporate data. Features include:
"Our student athletes are constantly on the go, whether they're heading to class, getting ready for practice, or traveling for games," said Kerry Keating, head coach of Santa Clara University Basketball. "We needed an easy way to keep everyone synced up and on the same page for both academics and basketball. Now, my staff and I are able to upload schedules, meeting notes, and game plans via Egnyte and share them with the team and support staff. Everyone is able to access these files on their smartphones or iPads and with ability to stay mobile, it enables us to win on and off the court."
Egnyte for iPhone and Egnyte Enterprise for iPad are available now for free download in the App Store. Egnyte Enterprise for Android is available now for free download on Google Play. Egnyte for Barnes and Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle are also available. More information and download links can be found here.
Egnyte transforms business through smarter content allowing organizations to connect, protect, and unlock value from all their content. Our Content Intelligence platform delivers smart content collaboration and governance in the cloud or on-premises to thousands of businesses around the world even the most regulated industries. Founded in 2007, Egnyte is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Investors include venture capital firms, such as Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as technology partners, such as CenturyLink and Seagate Technology. Please visit www.egnyte.com or call 1-877-7EGNYTE for more information.
Director of Media Relations, Egnyte