Accellion’s Windows Phone app for BYOD working

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Accellion has launched a mobile app for Windows Phone 8, starting with a private beta program. The app enables secure mobile file sharing and collaboration for users of Windows Phone 8, helping IT departments keep their organizational data secure in the BYOD era.

Rama Kolappan, director of mobile product marketing at Accellion says that ‘the Windows Phone operating system had the largest growth of any mobile phone platforms between April and June of 2013, with global shipments rising 78 percent, according to IDC. This increased use of Windows mobile devices is being experienced within enterprise organizations, and IT departments need secure solutions for users to share files, collaborate, and access enterprise content management stores such as SharePoint and Windows File Shares.’

‘We see time and again that without an enterprise solution, users turn to free, unsecure public cloud productivity apps without regard for the data security risks associated with many of them. To help IT departments mitigate this risk, BYOD policy support for all major devices is necessary. We see the recent increase in market share for Windows Phone 8 reflected in our customer base. With this launch, Accellion extends mobile productivity support to IT departments and users everywhere.’

The Accellion app offers features for secure mobile file sharing and collaboration such as, navigating workspaces to access critical organizational information, viewing and sending files securely to internal and external contacts, and Sharing workspaces for real-time collaboration. You can view activity logs and notifications within workspaces and securely access corporate files on the go from Microsoft SharePoint, without a VPN.

Accellion says its app is currently in private beta ‘for select customers’ and says it will be generally available, along with support for Windows RT and Windows 8 for tablets, by the end of the year.

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