Security-as-a-service provider Proofpoint (News - Alert) has announced two additions to its growing portfolio of solutions for the enterprise mobile workforce.
With the new Proofpoint Android app, mobile device users can search for and retrieve archived e-mails stored in Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, including attachments.
Additionally, the company has also enhanced its one-click message decryption for smart phones and tablets. Company officials said that this makes the experience of decrypting messages easier on mobile devices.
“By making the mobile decryption experience even easier to use, it encourages employees to use email encryption rather than trying to avoid it, helping an organization protect against data loss,” said Kenneth Johnston, chief information officer/vice president of information systems at Guaranty Bank.
Previously available on Apple's iPhone, the Android (News - Alert) app extends the reach of the Proofpoint Mobile Archive app and brings it to the Android ecosystem.
With the new app, workers with Android mobile devices will be able to retrieve email messages -- and also slide decks, spreadsheets, or other email attachments -- where a PC or laptop isn't readily available.
Taking advantage of the technology in the latest generation of smart phones and tablets, the new mobile decryption user interface creates a Web interface that looks and feels like a native application.
Additional benefits include no software to install, and full optimization for the device’s display file when composing secure messages, whether the recipient is on a smartphone or tablet device.
Anand Ramanathan, vice president, product management at Proofpoint, said that with the enterprise workforce becoming more mobile and employees bringing their own devices to work, it's important to give them access to their data and tools wherever they are.
“Our mobile solutions do that without compromising the security and compliance of the organization,” Ramanathan said.
The new mobile capabilities are a part of Proofpoint's Fall 2011 release. And additional new features spanning across Proofpoint's Enterprise Privacy, Enterprise Protection, and Enterprise Archive solutions include better protection for malicious phishing attacks with improved IP-based reputation, new URL-based reputation, and shortened URL expansion; IPv6 support to prepare organizations for their transition to the new standard; and more.
Recently, Proofpoint extended its information archiving and governance capabilities with the introduction of Proofpoint Enterprise Governance, an enterprise information governance solution that allows organizations to easily track, classify, apply policies and monitor unstructured information across the enterprise.
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Edited by Rich Steeves