November 12, 2013
Press release

Acronis Delivers Enterprise-Grade Control and Security for Mobile File Access and Sharing in the Enterprise

Empowers IT to Control the Level of Security Needed and Promote Productivity From Personal Devices
Arlington, VA, November 12, 2013 - Acronis® today released activEcho® 3.0 and mobilEcho® 5.0, providing enterprise-level management combined with consumer-grade simplicity for secure file access, synchronization and sharing on mobile devices. These two products now include the Acronis Policy Engine, which provides granular management capabilities to create security policies and ensures control and compliance on all devices.
Employees are currently bringing their own devices to work and many others use corporate devices off-premises. Gartner® predicts this trend to keep increasing with 38 percent of companies expected to stop providing devices to workers by 2016 and half by 2017. As enterprise IT continues to lose control over which devices are accessing information and where, they need to remain assured that sensitive files will not be exposed to leaks or theft. mobilEcho 5.0 encrypts all files on mobile devices, sets expiration dates for file access and logs users' activity. IT can likewise use activEcho 3.0 to enhance their control by crafting security settings and privileges, so specific employees or groups have access and can share all content or a single file.
"The National Institute of Health is a publicly funded medical research organization where they need to support collaboration among researchers both between the many Institutes and Centers, as well as with those who work at research centers outside the NIH," said J David Hester, PhD, Solutions Architect at LCG Systems, who works with multiple NIH centers and institutes on data security. "mobilEcho and activEcho not only give them the most secure and audit-capable solution that meets their Federal and internal security requirements, it is also one that is so simple, the doctors and other users require no training. It makes secure bring your own device (BYOD) a reality for the NIH."

Consumer solutions don't deliver the required level of control and security, and mobile device management (MDM) solutions only provide control over the device and applications, not the files. Additionally, VPN solutions neither allow users to work offline nor effectively and securely share files with partners.
Acronis mobilEcho and activEcho are deployed on-premise giving IT complete control. The two products also go beyond the limitations of MDM solutions and grant secure access to files from mobile devices. The Acronis Policy Engine itself gives the flexibility to implement security and management policies appropriate to the needs of enterprise.
"The workplace has fundamentally changed, and employees are working from home, on the road, and everywhere else," said Anders Lofgren, VP of product management at Acronis. "Embracing these trends, IT professionals can use mobilEcho 5.0 and activEcho 3.0 to enable their colleagues to work from any device by providing secure access, sharing and syncing of files and data, under a new and easy-to-use Acronis Policy Engine. With these new products, it's even easier for IT professionals to help their employees stay productive, without losing the security and control that enterprise requires."


mobilEcho is the first secure Mobile File Management (MFM) solution to turn any mobile device into a true business platform by equipping enterprise with the stringent security and management granularity it needs. mobilEcho 5.0 offers in-app editing of Microsoft Office® documents, spreadsheets and presentations, military-grade, FIPS 140-2 certified encryption module, and support for Microsoft 365™ hosted SharePoint® sites.
New features in mobilEcho 5.0:
  • Combined and enhanced web administration console
  • Tiered web console permissions
  • Simplified deployment and access to servers and volume
  • Audit logging
  • Designated expiration for access to content

activEcho 3.0

activEcho is the industry's only enterprise file sharing and syncing solution that balances the end user's need for simplicity and effectiveness with the control, security, manageability, and flexibility required by IT professionals.
New features in activEcho 3.0:
  • Redesigned user experience, including drag and drop
  • Sharing single files as well as entire folders
  • New user and admin sharing controls, including share expiration

Learn more about mobilEcho 5.0 and activEcho 3.0 by watching our videos:

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About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 45 locations across the globe. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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