Mobile security and risk management solutions provider Fixmo has announced the availability of Fixmo SharePlace, the first defense-grade data leakage prevention (DLP) solution enabling secure and compliant access to Microsoft SharePoint from Apple iOS and Android devices.
Enterprises and government agencies continue to expand their use of Microsoft SharePoint for centralized document management and employee collaboration; but, unfortunately, because IT can’t delineate between content made available via SharePoint on desktops versus mobile devices, many organizations are blocking mobile SharePoint access altogether due to concerns over corporate data leakage and potential compliance breaches. And while some solutions in the market provide advanced data encryption and user authentication on mobile devices, they lack the ability to define mobile-specific user permissions to restrict the content that can be downloaded and stored on mobile devices.
SharePlace combines end-to-end FIPS 140-2 data encryption, on-device data containerization, multi-factor user authentication, mobile-specific access permissions and geo-location policy controls into a defense-grade mobile DLP solution that enables organizations to embrace SharePoint on mobile devices without compromising security, integrity or compliance. It provides mobile-specific access control policies that can prevent specific documents from being downloaded to mobile devices. Mobile access permissions can be restricted based on the sensitivity of the information, the user profile, or the current location of the device – all without changing the user’s permissions for desktop-based access.
“Too many organizations have been left considering an ‘all or nothing’ proposition when it comes to accessing content stored in SharePoint from a mobile device due to the high risk of data leakage,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director Content Management and Collaboration, 451 Research. “Products like Fixmo’s SharePlace allow organizations to manage that risk while enabling mobile SharePoint access intelligently, bringing potential benefits both to employees and CISOs.”
In addition to offering advanced security and DLP capabilities, Fixmo SharePlace also offers a server-side Enterprise Gateway that accelerates mobile SharePoint access through bandwidth optimization as well as the ability to automate the synchronization of approved folders and documents down to the mobile device. Fixmo SharePlace is now available for Government agencies and enterprise customers.
“IT organizations around the world are investing in both Microsoft SharePoint and their enterprise mobility deployments, but many are becoming increasingly frustrated that there is no way to align these two strategies without heightening the risk of sensitive data leakage,” said Rick Segal, Fixmo CEO. “We’re excited to introduce Fixmo SharePlace to solve this challenge. For the first time, SharePoint administrators can create custom IT policies to restrict access to specific content on certain mobile devices, or outside of a given geographic region, without impacting what a user can do on their desktop computer.”