Today’s mobile worker demands anytime, anywhere access to content on all devices. Enterprise customers, however, wrestle with a beast of a challenge – how to liberate users with the access they need and provide an elegant mobile experience, while ensuring that any shared data is protected with enterprise-level controls. EMC calls this “protect by enabling,” and today announced several new innovative features to our market-leading, cloud-based Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) solution, Syncplicity.
Protect: Ensuring Data Security, Compliance, and Privacy
Meeting the individual requirements of IT, Security and the end-user isn’t easy. But this is where Syncplicity excels. Syncplicity strengthens its capabilities around the first two by introducing new enhancements designed to protect enterprise customers including:
- Syncplicity StorageVaults: Gives IT departments more control and flexibility over where their data is stored using a policy-driven hybrid model. Content can be stored in a public cloud or a private cloud on-premise according to user, group, folder file, or content type, providing customers as much cloud as they need.
- Group-Level Policies: Different “policy sets” can now be applied for external sharing, system access, authentication, shared link security, and any other policy at the group-level using a “rank order” approach to effectively manage users in multiple groups. This means IT can be as permissive or restrictive as required for every user.
Users can also leverage rights management controls, delivering maximum protection of shared content at the file level and against unauthorized access or display, so IT never loses control of the file.
Enable: Providing a Next-Generation Frictionless User Experience
Protecting information is futile if the security controls hamper legitimate user access. Recognizing this, EMC has gone one step further to provide mobile users with a frictionless experience for accessing, updating, and sharing files with two new innovations:
- Isilon MobileIQ Powered by Syncplicity: Users will now be able to access their EMC Isilon-based home directories and file shares from their Syncplicity mobile app, with or without an EMC Syncplicity account. The MobileIQ feature offers direct mobile access to Isilon file shares, simple implementation, and flexible deployment options.
- Next-generation Syncplicity mobile apps: These cutting-edge apps not only engage users, but significantly enhance their productivity by delivering unprecedented ability to access, edit, organize and manage files securely on their mobile device of choice. And, new Syncplicity Insights will anticipate and eliminate mundane user tasks.
The new Syncplicity features, available in Q4, do more than protect enterprise customers and enable mobile users – they underscore EMC’s longstanding commitment to innovation and helping customers transform their businesses.