PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 10, 2014 – LONDON, U.K. — LONDON, UK – Today,Workshare (http://www.workshare.com/) announced that Workshare Protect Server (http://www.workshare.com/products/protect-server) was named a winner of the 10th Annual Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards (http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/awards/) in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security category. This respected global award recognizes security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions in all areas of security and technology.
Driven by a centrally defined policy, Protect Server allows IT to control how company documents and data are shared and collaborated on, reducing the risk associated with inadvertently leaking sensitive data. Protect Server also enables IT to meet users’ needs to work how they want, from any device. Integrating with corporate email servers like Microsoft Exchange, Protect Server applies content-aware data security policies to attachments, stripping document metadata or transforming documents to PDF or secure links to Workshare before sent. This win reinforces Workshare’s commitment to meeting IT demands for security while also meeting users demands for intuitive easy to use and secure applications.
Recent research (http://www.workshare.com/resources/whitepapers/12) supports the need for a more secure way to share documents from mobile devices. Workshare surveyed more than 5,000 employees at companies across the UK, EMEA and the U.S. and found that 72 percent of workers are using unauthorized, consumer-grade file sharing applications on their mobile devices. With BYOD infiltrating the enterprise, its inherent risks require organizations to act quickly to regain control of their intellectual property, reduce risk and ensure compliance.
“Mobility trends like BYOD are becoming characteristic of the next-generation worker and presenting opportunities for more efficient enterprise collaboration,” said Anthony Foy, CEO Workshare. “But it’s a double-edged sword, as these trends can threaten data security and infringe on privacy and compliance mandates when mobile users resort to unauthorized file sharing services. With Workshare Protect Server, we’re aiming to get this balance right, meeting IT’s needs for security and employees’ needs for mobile collaboration. We’re honored to be acknowledged by Info Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Award and attaining Bronze for our efforts in empowering and protecting the next-generation worker.”
Details about winners are listed at http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/world/.
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Workshare is a leading provider of secure file sharing and collaboration applications. Workshare allows individuals to easily create, share, and manage high-value content in cloud storage anywhere, on any device. Workshare enhances the efficiency of the collaborative process by enabling content owners to accurately track and compare changes to shared documents from contributors simultaneously. Workshare also reduces the commercial risk posed by inadvertently sharing confidential or sensitive documents. More than 1.8 million professionals in 70 countries use Workshare’s award-winning desktop, mobile, tablet, and online applications. For more information visit http://www.workshare.com or follow Workshare on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/workshare.
About Info Security Products Guide Awards
SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide’s Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit http://www.svusawards.com