MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(WatchDox, a provider of document control, tracking and protection, today announced support for viewing documents on BlackBerry smartphones and a major update to its Apple iOS application to allow mobile syncing for the iPhone and iPad. As enterprises conduct more business globally and increasingly rely on mobile devices, the risks of documents leaking increase. WatchDox provides a way for documents to be transmitted and viewed on mobile devices easily, securely and reliably, giving enterprise users the confidence to collaborate securely anywhere, anytime.)--
“This announcement reflects WatchDox’s ongoing dedication to protecting sensitive information wherever it resides. Enterprises can now ensure employees, partners and customers accessing documents on their mobile devices are not inviting security risks by doing so.”
“Mobile devices have added a welcomed level of agility to our business operations,” said an executive of a Fortune 500 U.S. energy distributor that delivers to more than 3 million customers. “Our executives and board members are able to access financial reports, manufacturing specifications and other mission-critical data on the go, but they need to do so securely. WatchDox makes sure our sensitive documents don’t fall into the wrong hands, regardless of how, when or where our stakeholders view them.”
The WatchDox iPhone and iPad update features:
- Document sync - Allows users to securely sync their online documents or their virtual data room folders so they are readily available and updated, without having to adopt insecure consumer sync applications that have recently been associated with serious data leaks.
- Passcode protection - Provides an additional layer of security against information disclosure caused by device loss or theft.
- Performance enhancements - Delivers faster access to documents.
Additionally, WatchDox document security functionality is now available on BlackBerry smartphones, allowing companies that use BlackBerrys to:
- Share documents securely and easily view them on BlackBerry devices;
- Restrict these documents from being copied, printed or forwarded;
- Wipe out documents remotely in the event relationships or permissions change; and
- Accurately render PDF and Microsoft Office documents for viewing on the BlackBerry platform.
“Too many enterprises feel forced to accept sensitive information access through mobile devices that lack the security features they insist on for their desktop computers,” said Moti Rafalin, WatchDox CEO and co-founder. “This announcement reflects WatchDox’s ongoing dedication to protecting sensitive information wherever it resides. Enterprises can now ensure employees, partners and customers accessing documents on their mobile devices are not inviting security risks by doing so.”
WatchDox enables easy, secure and leak-free document sharing and collaboration, inside and outside of organizations. WatchDox’s secure document sharing and virtual data room software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premise solutions allow companies to maintain full control and tracking over documents – wherever they go. Thousands of organizations in various industries including financial services, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, legal, energy, manufacturing, insurance, real estate, technology and government agencies have successfully used WatchDox’s solutions. Privately held, WatchDox is venture capital-backed by Shasta Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds and Shlomo Kramer (co-founder of Check Point and Imperva). WatchDox is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.watchdox.com.