TORONTO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As mobile security comes under increased scrutiny, Echoworx, a leading provider of credential management and managed encryption services for complete email and data protection, is the first in the industry to bring end-to-end mobile encryption and credential management capabilities that address all major devices (smartphones and tablets) and platforms, as well as cloud applications. This summer will see the final additions to its mobilEncrypt offering which has been specifically designed to meet the security needs of mobile business users.
"Mobile privacy and security may be a relatively new topic of conversation, but it's an important one," says Michael Ginsberg, CEO of Echoworx. "The challenge with mobile security however, is that enterprises are dealing with a number of different operating systems. As a result, they have been unable to replicate the breadth of encryption capabilities that exist in the non-mobile world. And until recently, the only available solutions have been deployed on a piecemeal basis to address specific operating systems, cloud applications or endpoint devices only."
Interoperable with all other Echoworx encryption products, mobilEncrypt is designed to address a complete range of mobile platforms, including iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android and BlackBerry devices. "We're the first vendor that is able to do that," says Ginsberg. "Users can download an endpoint solution from the app store of their choosing, or apply the Echoworx solution to secure content delivery and storage in the cloud. Whatever the choice, our solutions work natively within any messaging environment in conjunction with a credential management platform, to provide confidentiality, integrity, authentication and authorization."
Echoworx mobilEncrypt will also complement Apple's new release of iOS Version 5.0 in the fall, which will allow users to issue and use X.509 credentials with the native S/MIME support on iOS 5.0 to send and receive encrypted messages to anyone with a valid email address.
mobilEncrypt can easily be integrated with mobile device management (MDM) solutions to deliver complete security for smartphones and tablets, Ginsberg notes. "Security for mobile today goes beyond tracking, locking and wiping devices. By combining mobile encryption with a credential management platform, we can help MDMs solve a problem that they can't accomplish on their own. With mobilEncrypt, if you want to shut down access to data, you simply suspend the user's credential. Then nothing of value is accessible. What we've done is create a real, viable solution to a growing problem."
Echoworx Corporation is the leading provider of managed encryption services for complete enterprise email and data protection. The company is an encryption service provider of choice for, Symantec, AT&T, Verizon, McAfee, BT, Intermedia and Apptix among other global enterprises. Echoworx provides a SaaS (software as a service) model; it is built on best-of-breed technology and reduces encryption complexity for the end user. With Echoworx, organizations can protect their email and data without changing their day to day workflow and can easily send encrypted documents and digitally signed email messages to anyone in their address book. For more information: www.echoworx.com
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