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GroupLogic® Unveils mobilEcho™, the Industry’s First and Only Secure Enterprise Mobile File Management for iPad

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New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2011

GroupLogic®, the industry’s leading provider of software products that unlock the power of new enterprise platforms, today unveiled mobilEcho™, the industry’s first and only secure mobile file management (MFM) software product for iPad at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. mobilEcho enables enterprise IT organizations to provide secure and managed corporate file access for enterprise iPad users, based on existing security and access control policies.

Since Apple introduced iPad, both enterprises and consumers have avidly embraced the newest mobile form factor—Apple recently said more than 80% of Fortune 100 companies are either currently using or testing iPads within their organizations. Whether directly acquired by the enterprise or brought into the workplace by employees, enterprise IT organizations are struggling to offer secure access to enterprise file servers without a native, user-accessible file system on the device.

mobilEcho addresses this problem by enabling enterprise IT organizations to rapidly install and provide simple, secure and managed mobile file management for corporate iPad users. mobilEcho features include the ability to:

    Access, Browse, Preview, Cache and Search Files on Corporate File Servers through a familiar and intuitive application interface, making it simple to use with virtually no end-user learning curve;
    Encrypt and securely transfer files to and on iPad, ensuring corporate assets are not compromised in transit;
    Remotely wipe mobilEcho configuration and resident files in the event of a lost, stolen or compromised device, protecting corporate files;
    Integrate easily with Active Directory, enforcing access control rights and file permissions;
    Configure and deploy both server and client software in less than 10 minutes ensuring IT can get up and running quickly; and,
    Enforce unique policies based on application requirements, including turning off or on features based on the enterprise’s unique security requirements. This includes the end-user’s ability to email files, view files in third-party applications and store files on-device.

Until today’s release of mobilEcho, enterprise iPad users had no choice but to use inherently flawed and unsecure work-arounds to access files on iPad, including emailing files to themselves or uploading enterprise files into unsecured consumer-based cloud storage environments, violating corporate security, governance and compliance policies and increasing the risk for IT managers.

mobilEcho is the only mobile file management system available that:

    Can be centrally managed by IT;
    Connects directly and securely to enterprise file servers;
    Enables IT to deploy and configure corporate-wide mobile file access in minutes;
    Provides on-device browsing and storage of corporate files in a secure environment;
    Ensures mobile file access integrates with existing Active Directory permissions; and,
    Provides IT organizations with enterprise-ready software for integrating corporate- and employee-owned iPads into the enterprise ecosystem.

“End users are embracing consumer-oriented mobile devices like iPads in a big way,” says Jack Gold, President of J.Gold Associates, LLC. “However, while users concentrate on usability features and increased mobility, corporate IT must ensure that enterprise data assets remain protected against loss, misuse and regulatory non-compliance. It is imperative that companies enable methods to protect and wipe data from these devices, or face potentially costly security breaches and regulatory actions.”

mobilEcho is available today, and has been in beta testing at more than 35 enterprise customer sites for over four months.

“We rely on iPad to greatly enhance the productivity of our staff and better meet the needs of our Scientists in a demanding research environment,” said Ben Hanes, Senior Systems Analyst, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. “mobilEcho is the only software on the market that we have found that is made for enterprise IT organizations, and actually enables our IT organization to securely manage remote file access on iPad while having confidence that sensitive and proprietary files and assets cannot be compromised.”

mobilEcho can be purchased via the GroupLogic web store. Beginning today, GroupLogic also offers a free trial of mobilEcho for interested IT organizations. GroupLogic offers two pricing options for enterprises, including subscription and perpetual licensing.

“GroupLogic has built a successful enterprise software business based on our extensive experience with Mac and other platforms, yet today marks an exciting milestone in our 20-year history,” said Chris Broderick, CEO, GroupLogic. “We are very pleased to be first-to-market with an enterprise-ready secure file management solution that appeals to our 6000 existing customers across the globe, as well as thousands more enterprises in multiple industries. As tablet adoption increases and employees become even more mobile, GroupLogic is committed to enabling IT to provide simple, secure and managed access to corporate assets.”

About GroupLogic

GroupLogic® helps enterprise and education IT organizations simply and securely integrate diverse computing platforms into enterprise environments, connecting employees to enterprise files, content and assets to facilitate a more productive and efficient work environment. With more than two decades of experience, GroupLogic leads the marketplace in helping IT organizations effectively and easily manage the integration of Apple products into the enterprise ecosystem. Whether IT organizations are looking to integrate existing Apple assets, purchase additional Apple hardware like Macs and iPads, or want to take advantage of the hardware cost savings that accompany the adoption of IT consumerization, GroupLogic enables IT organizations to easily and securely manage the rapid integration of diverse platforms while ensuring resources are optimized. GroupLogic enables the enterprise to focus on what is really important – competitive differentiation, improved employee productivity, mitigated risk and reduced costs. GroupLogic’s proven products—mobilEcho, ExtremeZ-IP, ArchiveConnect, and MassTransit—are in use by some of the world’s most innovative companies, including Christie’s, International Greetings and Omnicom Group.

About TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011 is TechCrunch’s second annual conference in New York City attracting over 1,500 leading technology innovators and investors and over 150 new startups. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate the most timely disruptions in media, advertising and technology. Afternoons host the Startup Battlefield where 25 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 500 applications received from around the world. Another 100 early-stage startups will exhibit in Startup Alley. TechCrunch will award a $ 50,000 grand prize along with other award recognitions at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 23-25, 2011, at Pier 94 located at 711 12th Avenue (at 55th Street & West Side Hwy) in Midtown New York.

TechCrunch is a leading technology media network dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites reach over 13 million unique visitors and more than 30 million page views per month. TechCrunch was acquired by AOL in 2011 and operates a global network of websites including dedicated properties in Europe and Japan, as well as specialized industry websites including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, GreenTech, TechCrunchIT, and CrunchBase. TechCrunch's CrunchBase is the leading open database about startup companies, people, and investors. In addition to TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch hosts other conferences and events, including the Crunchies Awards and various meet-ups worldwide, serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.

GroupLogic®, mobilEcho™, ExtremeZ-IP®, MassTransit®, Zidget®, ShadowConnect™ and ArchiveConnect™ are all registered or unregistered trademarks of GroupLogic, Inc. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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