WatchDox Introduces Secure Sync Capabilities for iPad, iPhone

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WatchDox document-security functionality is now available on BlackBerry smartphones and allows mobile syncing for the iPhone and iPad.

WatchDox, a provider of document-control, tracking and protection, announced support for viewing documents on BlackBerry smartphones and a major update to its Apple iOS application to allow mobile syncing for the iPhone and iPad. WatchDox provides a way for documents to be securely transmitted and viewed on mobile devices, with the aim of giving enterprise users the ability to collaborate securely anywhere at anytime. WatchDox for Blackberry smartphones and the updated WatchDox application for Apple iOS are currently available.

As enterprises conduct more business globally and increasingly rely on mobile devices, the risks of documents leaking increase, the company said. The WatchDox iPhone and iPad update features document sync, which allows users to securely sync their online documents or their virtual data room folders so they are available and updated, without having to adopt insecure consumer sync applications that have recently been associated with serious data leaks, as well as pass-code protection, designed to provide an additional layer of security against information disclosure caused by device loss or theft and performance enhancements that deliver faster access to documents.

"Mobile devices have added a welcome level of agility to our business operations," said an executive of a Fortune 500 U.S. energy distributor that delivers to more than 3 million customers. "Our executives and board members are able to access financial reports, manufacturing specifications and other mission-critical data on the go, but they need to do so securely. WatchDox makes sure our sensitive documents don’t fall into the wrong hands, regardless of how, when or where our stakeholders view them."

Additionally, WatchDox document security functionality is now available on BlackBerry smartphones, allowing companies that use BlackBerries to share documents securely and view them on BlackBerry devices, restrict these documents from being copied, printed or forwarded, wipe out documents remotely in the event relationships or permissions change and accurately render PDF and Microsoft Office documents for viewing on the BlackBerry platform.

"Too many enterprises feel forced to accept sensitive information access through mobile devices that lack the security features they insist on for their desktop computers," said Moti Rafalin, WatchDox CEO and co-founder. "This announcement reflects WatchDox’s ongoing dedication to protecting sensitive information wherever it resides. Enterprises can now ensure employees, partners and customers accessing documents on their mobile devices are not inviting security risks by doing so."