BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterproid and Box announced today the integration of the Divide platform for BYOD mobility with the secure content sharing and collaboration platform provided by Box. Together, Enterproid and Box are creating a rich and highly collaborative enterprise user experience that enables greater worker productivity on mobile devices.
The Divide platform delivers to mobile users a dual-persona experience with the work persona secured and cloud-managed by IT. This integration delivers the first dual persona solution that enables mobile employees to store, manage, share and backup their work data to the cloud from their personal smartphones and tablets. The innovative use of the Box cloud-storage solution with the secure dual persona of Divide delivers the business benefits of BYOD without any downside.
In a recent survey of IT leaders by CIO Magazine, over 80 percent of the respondents indicated that increased user satisfaction and productivity were the top business benefits of a BYOD policy. A similar number of respondents also reported that security was the greatest challenge for their organization when embracing the consumerization of IT.
"The integration of Divide and Box further raises the bar for BYOD mobility by boosting employee productivity and extending the ways they access and store corporate information via the cloud using their personal smartphone or tablet," said Alexander Trewby, vice president of product and co-founder of Enterproid. "This approach is a win/win for IT and employees. Workers now have easy and secure access to corporate data, regardless of their location and device, while IT has an innovative way to eliminate the risk and headaches that come with storing sensitive corporate data, such as email attachments, on a personal device."
Using this integrated solution, IT can use third-party apps in the work persona and specify via policy whether data is stored locally on the employee's personal device or in the cloud. This approach helps IT control the flow of corporate data, eliminating the use of insecure local storage such as SD cards that are easy to lose. Because it leverages Enterproid's app wrapper technology, it enables IT to use any third-party app without the software having to be modified using SDK APIs. IT administrators simply upload the app to Divide, assign the app to employees and specify data storage policies by app and employee – all in a matter of minutes.
"The explosion of tablets, smartphones and mobile applications in today's organizations has made enterprise mobility a critical component of every company's IT strategy," said Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. "CIOs are no longer playing the role of IT enforcer. Rather, through solutions like Box and Enterproid, they're empowering their workers to be more productive from anywhere, on any device, while still retaining security and visibility around content and collaboration."
The Divide platform by Enterproid enables employees to use their personal mobile device for work and life with a dual persona device experience that they can manage from MyDivide. This personal management portal provides the employee a way to lock, beacon, or wipe their mobile device in the event it is lost or stolen. Similarly, Divide Manager for IT includes a fleet-management console for supporting enterprise-wide policy deployment and enforcement, including the ability to see all connected devices, set policies by group, perform remote wipes of corporate data, lock the corporate persona and administer password reset.
More than 100,000 businesses and 82% of the Fortune 500 use Box to manage information and collaboration online and from mobile devices. With today's news, Enterproid and Box make it simple for mobile business workers to share and collaborate in both their personal and professional lives from one device with the security permissions that IT admins can easily manage.
About Enterproid, Inc.
Enterproid helps organizations and individuals get the most out of mobile technology and corporate BYOD policies. The company's flagship Divide platform combines cloud-based management with device-level technology that ensures enterprise security and control without compromising personal freedom and privacy. Founded by former mobile executives and engineers from Morgan Stanley, Enterproid is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Hong Kong. Enterproid investors include Comcast Ventures with participation from Google Ventures and Qualcomm, acting through its venture investment arm, Qualcomm Ventures. Learn more at www.divide.com, or follow us on Twitter at @divide.
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android, TouchPad and PlayBook applications, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners. To learn more about Box, please visit www.box.com.
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