We are pleased to announce that we have released a new version of apps aimed at keeping protected and under control your critical documents in mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android). Thus, SealPath prevents loss of confidential information stored in mobile devices, with a level of protection that is above what MDM (Mobile Device Management) applications provide, controlling the documents even when they are in the mobile devices of third parties and not only in the devices of employees or corporate users.
Although mobile phones have been with us since two decades ago, they have become a critical work tool since not too long ago. We sometimes wonder how we were able to do our work without them in the recent past. Increasing computing power, the improvement in the connectivity, etc. have contributed to this change.
Now that they have become another work tool, a lot of sensitive information managed in the enterprises is now accessible and stored in mobile devices that are outside of the security perimeter of the corporate network. Because of this, some of the risk related to the loss of critical information through mobile devices are:
- Loss of device and confidential data: It is easier to lose mobile devices and, when this happens, a lot of confidential information can go to the wrong hands.
- Sharing without control: It is easier to share the information and have it spread in different places. With just a single click you can send a document by email, store it in Dropbox, send it through instant messaging, etc. The more we share, the easier it is to leave copies uncontrolled and accessible.
- Connection to public networks: When we are connected to a public Wi-Fi the risk of intrusion and loss of important data are increased.
- Malicious links, malware, etc.: We are continually downloading apps, with the consequent increased risk of installing malicious software that can result in the loss of sensitive information.
The philosophy behind SealPath is to protect and control the critical corporate documentation wherever it goes. A mobile device is another place where this information can be stored, and we must keep in mind that this place can be even the mobile device of someone who we collaborate with or a personal device. Because of this, SealPath’s mobile application allows you to open the documents in these devices in a controlled way; you can make them expire in a specified date, show watermarks with the email address of the user that is reading it to mitigate taking screenshots, etc., all of this keeping the document format and with an excellent rendering experience.
With MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions it is possible to lock-down a lost Device, or wipe the data. With MAM (Mobile Application Management) solutions, you can control that corporate data is only accessible from specific applications, even when in a personal device. These tools are limited in their scope because they protect the employees’ devices, no matter if they are corporate or personal devices, but they do not protect the corporate documents that we share with third parties or external users.
With the new SealPath apps, the protection stays in the documents themselves and they are protected wherever they are stored. With a persistent protection like SealPath the documents are protected not only when they are in the devices of the corporate users, but also when they have been shared and are in third parties’ mobile devices.
To revoke the access of a user to the documents, we just have to remove him/her from the policy the document was protected with. If the device has been lost or stolen, simply change the user’s password so that the documents remain inaccessible in the lost device, so if someone tries to open them, the user’s credentials will be required. It is possible to have a detailed tracking of who opens them and when the documents are opened, even if the access permissions to them have been removed.
To download the new SealPath’s mobile apps from Google Play (Android) or AppStore (iPhone, iPad) click on the following links: