South Africa’s Novell has partnered with MobileIron to enable more secure mobile file access and sharing through Novell’s Filr and MobileIron AppConnect.
According to Novell, the partnership with MobileIron, a leader in security and management for mobile apps, will simplify the task of offering and securing mobile file access.
The partnership will also expand the company’s’ area of specialisation with Novell providing authorised mobile device access to the files that reside on corporate servers and MobileIron App Connect, separating managed and personal data by adding security levels.
Cobus Burgers, NETCB chief executive officer (CEO), said the partnership will place file sharing at a whole new level with Novell Filr the pioneer of networked file and print services.
“Novell is the pioneer of networked file and print services and unlike cloud-based file sharing solutions like Dropbox, Skydrive or Google Drive, Novell Filr is built specifically for the enterprise,” Burgers said.
He added the combination of capabilities between Novell and MobileIron users can be sure their documents are safe by disabling cut and copy of files, opening of documents by certain operations and whitelisting certain apps for opening documents.
Bob Flynn, Novell’s president and general manager, said the partnership will restrict access and sharing of corporate files to only authorised employees.
“Due to the enormous growth of mobile devices within the enterprise, IT faces a real challenge with protecting corporate data,” he said.
They both agree the partnership will make it easier for IT to remain compliant with little loss of corporate data by control of leakage and securing access.
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