Intronis' ECHOshare Secures File Sharing, Collaboration for SMBs
Key features include centralized management and billing, which provides visibility and oversight of client data, users and devices.Backup and data protection specialist Intronis announced the release of ECHOshare, file sync and share technology for channel partners to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) securely access and collaborate on files of any type or size. The platform integrates with the company's ECHOplatform data protection platform for centralized account management and billing, and can be added to the existing Intronis service or sold separately. Key features include centralized management and billing, which provides visibility and oversight of client data, users and devices. Account billing is managed from within the same portal as the data backup business. The platform complies with a variety of industry and government regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 (SSAE 16) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), while remote wipe capabilities protect client data when a mobile device is lost or an employee leaves the company, and two-factor authentication ensures appropriate access.
"Though news headlines as of late are filled with cyber-attacks and data leaks, many small business owners are under the false impression that these have nothing to do with them. But in the increasingly mobile workforce of today, this is a common misconception," Chuck DeLouis, vice president of product management at Intronis, told eWEEK. "Small businesses are just as susceptible, if not more, to data leaks as large corporations. Small businesses owners, especially those employing mobile and BYOD [bring-your-own-device] policies, should take the steps necessary to provide more secure and controlled ways to effectively share files and collaborate. Employing a secure file sharing solution like ours can ensure that small businesses are working within a highly secure and compliant environment."