In a move that will have Enterprise IT directors crying for joy, five leading mobile security vendors have partnered with harmon.ie, making Android safe for their organizations.
Joining forces with Airwatch, Citrix, Good Technology, MobileIron, and Samsung KNOX, harmon.ie has given Enterprise IT the ammo it needs to completely eliminate Dropbox, Google docs and other unsecure document sharing/saving services that employees typically revert to. This is something Microsoft hasn't even done!
And doing so will save U.S. businesses BILLIONS wasted right now on purchasing duplicate doc sharing services and on cleaning up the chaos caused by unintentional data breaches, thanks to these unsecure or "Rogue IT" practices.
A recent survey speaks to the high costs associated with employees' "Rogue IT" practices, by the way - showing just how costly it really is. Unintentional data compromises cause financial hardship (nearly $2 billion USD) and reputational damage not only for businesses, but for businesses’ clients as well.
The survey reveals compelling data:
- 38% of respondents said that a document they shared using an unsanctioned service reached or may have reached an unintended recipient.
- One in four respondents reported a negative business impact caused by a data leakage thanks to unsanctioned cloud service-sharing.
- 41% of users circumvent company controls by storing corporate documents on unsanctioned, publicly accessible cloud services, creating risks for their employers.
Organizations aren’t innocent victims in all of this, of course. They need to provide secure access to corporate documents and social networks via mobile devices their employees WANT to use and they just haven’t done this effectively to date. And that’s where harmon.ie comes in.
harmon.ie apps provide the ability to edit and share Office 365 and SharePoint documents and reach out to colleagues using Office 365/SharePoint social capabilities. And it’s the only service that provides a secure, cross-platform, easy to use, consistent Office 365/SharePoint experience for Enterprise IT mobile users.
“Now that organizations can provide an easy-to-use mobile app for secure document access on all platforms, Rogue IT can be shut down in an amicable and cost-efficient manner, to the satisfaction of workers and IT alike,” said David Lavenda, VP of Product Strategy at harmon.ie.
The new Android app rounds out harmon.ie’s suite of mobile, desktop, and cloud applications for Office 365 and SharePoint. Products in the suite provide non-technical business workers full-featured access to Office 365 and SharePoint anytime, anywhere - Outlook and Notes on the desktop, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices, and Outlook Web App (OWA) in the cloud.
Want to try it out? A read-only, free version of the product can be downloaded from Google Play. And harmon.ie for Android is available immediately and is sold on a subscription basis. Pricing starts at $4 per user per month. Learn more about harmon.ie for Android here.