updated 04:15 am EDT, Wed April 18, 2012
Offers data security for Macs and iOS
Enterprise data management company MokaFive has released an iOS version of its self-titled Mac and Windows software for corporate and enterprise use, allowing mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads to protect business data and enforce corporate use and rights policies remotely with the same console used to provide business data protection for desktops. Popular in the healthcare sector, the software now provides access to HIPAA-compliant health information over Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE.
Having a consistent management of business data across multiple types of devices will make it easier for employees to move from desktops to mobile devices. MokaFive's approach allows users to cache secure data for access even when users are offline, enabling security while still letting users be productive. It's now estimated that 64 percent of mobile workers are carrying a tablet computer, the overwhelming majority of which are iPads, so the software is targeted at iPad users.
The software uses an encrypted "container" model to isolate corporate data from other content, and lets administrators set policies and security settings regardless of device, even down to prohibiting copy and paste from corporate to personal files. By keeping the two sets of data separate, companies can relax overly-restrictive rules about personal use of mobile devices without worrying that business data will be used outside of approved business apps. IT admins can also remotely wipe any lost or stolen devices with a single click, or limit the secure wiping to just the isolated corporate data.
The software also provides administrators with a single set of tools across Mac, Windows and now iOS, making the standard more attractive. The cost of the service is $50 per user per year.