Averail Access Management Platform Aimed at BYOD Businesses
Access is a cloud-based platform, and does not store content in the cloud, connecting to the places where business documents are already stored.Secure mobile content service provider Averail announced the market availability of Access, a mobile content security platform designed to offer mobile access to business content for the enterprise by leveraging existing infrastructure. Access combines a Web-based management portal for administrators to control content on mobile devices with an application deployed on these devices that enables employees to browse, manage, share and search for files located in enterprise content repositories behind a firewall or in the cloud. The platform offers a level of content controls, providing granular policies and protection by safeguarding mobile content on the mobile device with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) security managed by the enterprise. Access does not copy or sync content, which the company says eliminates the need to deploy new or redundant storage for mobile employees. The Access mobile application for the Apple iPad lets employees browse, manage and edit business documents, such as documents stored in Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 or Dropbox. "We're all aware of the dangers of BYOD [bring your own device] and the possible breach of security that's potentially rampant as a result," Ben Hoffman, an IDC analyst, said in a statement. "Enterprise IT is playing catch-up. Lots of companies have jumped on the bandwagon to offer up their solutions and services."
Still, up until now, many companies have tackled extensive IT admin control over the device itself, but few companies have succeeded at addressing the problem around comprehensive content management, Hoffman said. He called Averail "a strong entrant into this space."