Vaultize Blends Enterprise File Sharing and MDM

Posted on July 30, 2014 By Pedro Hernandez

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Vaultize Technologies, an enterprise file sharing and sync specialist, has made a move into mobile device management (MDM).

The company, with headquarters in India and offices in New York, announced that the latest version of its software offers integrated MDM capabilities. The move makes Vaultize "the first [enterprise file sync and share] "vendor to fully integrate EMM into a single offering," boasted the firm's CTO and co-founder, Ankur Panchbudhe in a company blog post.

Panchbudhe's company is taking on rivals like Box, Syncplicity (now owned by EMC) and Dropbox by incorporating features that help businesses better manage their smartphone- and tablet-packed bring your own device (BYOD) environments.

Vaultize's platform provides business users with secure access to their files without resorting to virtual private networks (VPNs). The product, available as an on-premise solution, public cloud solution or as a physical appliance, features data deduplication for leaner storage capacity requirements and a bandwidth savings of up to 90 percent.

User accounts, called "vaults," are protected by the platform's built-in encryption. Data in transit is made hacker-proof with SSL and OAuth. Role-based access controls keep files segmented and out of reach of employees that are not authorized to view them.

Secure links allow users to share content via email without adding attachments. Similarly, a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook automatically converts attachments into URLs. An online document viewer can prevent the forwarding, copy-pasting or printing of sensitive information.

Vaultize apps are available for iOS and Android, complete with a document editor for Microsoft Office files. And now, the company is reaching deeper into the business mobility solutions market by offering MDM.

New features include app whitelisting, remote wipe, PIN protection and app white-listing. In keeping with the company's brand, the software extends storage and network encryption to mobile devices.

Vaultize can even wipe devices if they stray too far. The platform now supports "automatic wiping based on geo-location, network parameters or time-outs," stated Panchbudhe. Additionally, it "facilitates Mobile Content Management (MCM) through access rights and allows corporate IT to prevent data loss, security and compliance breaches," he said.

Moreover, the inclusion of MDM turns Vaultize into a one-stop enterprise mobility platform, asserted Panchbudhe. "Fully integrated MDM and MCM features mean that for remote access and sharing - which are prominent use cases for BYOD - our customers need not invest in any MDM," he said in a statement.

Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at Small Business Computing. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.

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