Acronis & Citrix Partnership
Acronis® today announced that it has joined the Citrix Ready Worx Verified partner program with the integration of its secure mobile file management software mobilEcho® with Citrix MDX technology.
Acronis mobilEcho will soon be made available worldwide to more than 250,000 existing Citrix enterprise customers and 10,000 Citrix resellers on the Citrix Worx App Gallery to further the accessibility, availability and protection of critical data on enterprise mobile devices.
Citrix MDX technology allows IT to set comprehensive policy-based controls such as data leakage prevention and the ability to remote lock, wipe and encrypt apps and data. Enterprise IT teams can then apply security and access policies to participating Worx applications, including mobilEcho, across any iOS™ and Android™ device.
Andy Purvis, General Manager, ANZ for Acronis said: “As more personal devices are added to enterprise environments, security becomes a top concern as IT strives to ensure critical data is safe from leakage, malware and hackers.
“The integration of mobilEcho with the Citrix Ready Worx Verified partner program will help IT organisations safely embrace mobile trends in the workplace while improving the security of their overall mobile strategy. This is ultimately what we all hope to achieve, and we’re excited to be teaming up with Citrix with this goal in mind.”
To extend the product as enterprise ready, Acronis used the Citrix Worx SDK to easily embed MDX technology in its mobilEcho app, extending the product as a secure solution to Citrix customers using any Android or iOS based device. Citrix MDX technology allows end users to maintain direct, secure access to the mobilEcho app while enabling IT to enforce the data-security and data-access rights required by their organization. This integration will further help mobility IT managers manage the growing number of mobile apps end users are adopting for productivity and on-demand data access.
Chris Fleck, VP Mobility Solutions and Alliances, Citrix said: “We have recognised a huge opportunity in the mobility space for our customers and the industry, and want to ensure enterprise security concerns are addressed. mobilEcho is a great addition to our Citrix Ready Worx Verified partner program and a perfect example of a secure, easy-to-use application that allows users to enhance their productivity from anywhere on any device.”
mobilEcho enables IT organisations to provide iOS or Android mobile device users with the identical secure and managed access to files and content on enterprise file servers, SharePoint® and NAS storage, as they experience from their laptop or desktop. This includes the ability to edit, annotate and collaborate on any documents. Access rights are integrated with Active Directory® to ease management and support compliance.
Citrix is the cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualisation and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With market-leading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualisation, cloud networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion.
Acronis is leading the next wave of data availability, accessibility and protection solutions to simplify today’s complex IT environments. Acronis technology enables organizations of all sizes to manage the always-on anywhere data access demands of users, reducing risk against the loss of valuable corporate data, and controlling management and storage costs. With proven technology for data migration and disaster recovery for physical, virtual and cloud environments, and secure enterprise file-sharing and synchronization regardless of type or platform, Acronis is enabling organizations to embrace new IT strategies and options such as BYOD and Mac® in the enterprise.
Acronis® is a registered trademark of Acronis International GmbH. in the United States and/or other countries. Mac® and iOS™ is a trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Active Directory® and SharePoint® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademark rights are retained by their respective owners.