For Immediate Release
GroupLogic's activEcho 2.5 Advances Storage Administration, Security and Compliance for the Mobile Enterprise
End-User Enhancements Give IT Managers Deeper Control and Management Over Enterprise File Sharing and Syncing
ARLINGTON, VA — July 10, 2012 - GroupLogic®, the industry’s leading provider of software products that unlock the power of new enterprise platforms, announced today the newest version of its secure enterprise file sharing and syncing software: activEcho® 2.5. activEcho is the industry’s only Enterprise File Sharing and syncing solution that balances the end user’s need for simplicity and effectiveness with the security, manageability and flexibility required by enterprise IT. With activEcho 2.5, users and IT managers will benefit from updates to several key areas: Storage Administration, Security and Compliance, Scalability and Deployment, End-user Functionality and enhanced integration and features with GroupLogic’s mobilEcho.
activEcho 2.5 is yet another example of GroupLogic working to address the specific needs and demands of its users and the market. According to a recent Analyst Insight report from the Aberdeen Group, secure file sharing solutions have grown from low-level network protocols to full-featured enterprise-class solutions in response to our work lives becoming increasing mobile, collaborative and intertwined. Titled "Left to Their Own Devices: Does Your Enterprise Have a 'Dropbox Problem?'," the report states: "More enterprises should be looking more closely right now at secure file sharing solutions."
"Enterprises are finding that their employees don't need to be confined behind headquarter walls in order to be productive," said Anders Lofgren, vice president of product management and marketing at GroupLogic. "activEcho allows them to share and sync files on any platform of their choosing – desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet – safely and securely, so they can collaborate from wherever they happen to be, whether it's down the street or on the other side of the world. Also, by giving IT Managers the ability to limit, increase and monitor storage space for each user, activEcho 2.5 helps prevent ballooning data storage costs."
Specific features and benefits of activEcho 2.5 include:
- Storage Administration: Storage Quotas enable control over how much space is allocated per user.
- Security and Compliance: When a situation demands it, IT can re-assign a user’s content ownership to another user or administrator.
- Scalability and Deployment: Faster and streamlined login and invite process improves the end-user experience, and allows IT to easily deploy and scale to IT tens of thousands of users.
- End-User Enhancements: Users can decide to not automatically sync selected shared content and keep it for Web or Mobile access only.
- mobilEcho Integration: Improved backend integration of activEcho with mobilEcho means a complete managed solution for mobile users.
"Abnormally large storage use can also alert IT to inappropriate file sharing, making it easy for the enterprise to manage content ownership and to meet rigid security and compliance standards without banning file sharing altogether," Lofgren continued. "Employees get access to what they need to do their jobs, and IT has the peace of mind that nothing that shouldn't be shared is out there. It's a win-win for everyone."
activEcho 2.5 is available today as a free upgrade to existing customers under maintenance contract. GroupLogic also offers a free trial of activEcho for interested IT organizations. activEcho is priced per user and can be deployed anywhere, allowing for the access, syncing and sharing of as many files as needed, no matter the size.
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GroupLogic® helps enterprise and education IT organizations simply and securely integrate diverse computing and mobile platforms into enterprise environments, connecting employees to enterprise files, content and assets to facilitate a more productive and efficient work environment. GroupLogic's solutions empower users to access, sync and share files between PCs, Macs, mobile devices (such as iPad and iPhone), enterprise servers and NAS storage devices. The company's solutions embrace simplicity, security and management to meet the needs of endusers, IT and the enterprise, while enabling enterprises to focus on what is really important - improved employee productivity, mitigated risk, reduced costs and competitive differentiation. GroupLogic's proven products – mobilEcho, activEcho, ExtremeZ-IP, ArchiveConnect, and MassTransit – are being used by more than 7,000 organizations worldwide.