Syncplicity Ensures Secure Collaboration across 100 Indiana Government Agencies

The State of Indiana eliminates shadow IT risks by deploying Syncplicity to thousands of employees

Feb 10, 2016, 11:00 ET from Syncplicity

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncplicity, a market leader in enterprise file sync and share (EFSS), today announced the completion of a large-scale deployment of its file sharing and collaboration solution for the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT). Facing dramatic security vulnerabilities from employee "shadow IT" usage, the IOT turned to Syncplicity to deploy a secure and collaborative solution that would protect valuable government information.

The agency, which is tasked with providing cost-effective, secure, consistent, and reliable enterprise technology services to the state's 100 government agencies, had been looking for easy and productive tools to more effectively allow employees to get their jobs done. Absent a coordinated solution, employees began finding and deploying unsanctioned cloud applications that were putting the taxpayers' sensitive files at risk. Now, IOT can deploy Syncplicity for many of the state's critical functions.

"We were seeing a lot of requests for cloud storage solutions and we had to block access to certain cloud-only solutions to maintain file and system security," said Jason Reid, deputy assistant IT director, IOT. "We knew it was important for IOT to offer our users an enterprise-grade solution that would not only give them the power of collaboration, but meet the stringent security standards required."

In an age where government data breaches are becoming more prevalent and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, it was critical for the agency to have a flexible and secure storage and collaboration solution.

"With the IT industry changing almost daily, the agency needed options on where our data would be stored, whether on-premises, in the cloud or a hybrid approach," continued Reid. "Syncplicity adapted their solution to meet our unique needs with an intuitive mobile application and a simple UI that enabled users to easily find, share and interact with files. In short, Syncplicity makes it easy for field workers to access the information they need to get their jobs done and serve the state's citizens."

In addition, Syncplicity's solution eliminated the agency's traditional data transfer methods such as FTP servers, shared drives and USB drives, which previously opened up the agency to data loss or breach.   

"It's refreshing to see a government agency getting ahead of data transfer vulnerability and taking appropriate steps to deploy secure file transfer solutions to protect their citizens' sensitive data," said Jon Huberman, Syncplicity's CEO. "In addition, the enthusiasm with which the state's thousands of users, both in agencies and deployed in the field, have embraced and adopted the solution is commendable and a testament to the user experience our team has created."

Since the initial rollout, the agency has increased their number of seats by 50 percent based on user demand and is expecting similar growth in the near future.

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Syncplicity is a leading enterprise-grade file sharing and mobile collaboration solution that provides users with the experience and tools they desire and gives IT the security and control it needs. Some of its customers include Texas A&M University, the Associated Press and the Boston Red Sox.

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