Acronis and Thursby unveil MFM solution with CAC/PIV authentication
Oct 17, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Acronis, a provider of data protection solutions, and Thursby Software, a provider of file and print share software applications, have announced the delivery of the first mobile file management, or MFM, solution to include Common Access Card, or CAC, and Personal Identity Verification, or PIV, authentication for federal government compliance with the HSPD-12 standard on mobile devices.
The new offering, based on the Acronis mobilEcho MFM solution and PKard from Thursby Software, enables federal organizations to drastically improve mobile users' productivity, while maintaining complete control over data security and compliance.
While mobile device management (MDM) solutions secure and manage mobile devices and their applications, mobilEcho controls and secures files and content as they are accessed by mobile users. The solution, which also complies with other important federal standards such as FIPS 140-2 encryption, authenticates and verifies the identity of government employees before allowing them access to critical documents on a mobile device.
This technology is an important next step as the federal government seeks to provide its employees with the best technology available. The combination of CAC/PIV authentication and Acronis mobilEcho's file access and editing capabilities will now allow IT departments at federal agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) to enable their employees to access files, browse the web, and check email on Apple's iPhones and iPads, while meeting specific government standards.
"With an emphasis on simple and straightforward data management, strong authentication, and encryption, this combined solution from Thursby and Acronis allows for increased productivity without sacrificing security," said Bill Thursby, president and founder of Thursby Software Systems. "This suite of tools is ideally suited for IT professionals in the federal space and at the DoD that want to maintain tough security standards, but also provide the best possible tools for their employees to get their jobs done."
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