Talon Storage Updates MobileFAST File Sharing Application
MobileFAST has been updated to support Web Access Portal and Windows Client, in addition to Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems.Talon, announced the latest version of its MobileFAST file sharing application. Clients can use the platform to collaborate across a distributed workforce using smartphones, tablets, or laptops. MobileFAST has also been updated to support Web Access Portal and Windows Client support, in addition to Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems, providing authentication and authorization managed by Microsoft Active Directory (AD). "The continuous demand of content from various end user devices, that are beyond the realm of traditional IT management, is becoming a challenge from a BYOD management and security perspective," Andrew Mullen, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Talon, told eWEEK. "This shadow IT challenge impacts IT administrators and CIOs, as users or departments are starting to leverage consumer grade file sharing solutions like Dropbox, BOX.net, that are beyond the boundaries of corporate IT policies."
Mullen explained that MobileFAST provides businesses a way to extend a privately managed file sharing environment to a distributed end-user, providing secure, global access to mobile users. Key features of the platform include offline and online access to files and folders; real-time synchronization of files and folders; virtual network support; cross- platform online access to files and folders, and secure HTTP/HTTPS transport.