Bitglass Unveils Cloud-Based Mobile Security Solution

Securing company files in the era of bring your own device (BYOD) is a major concern for IT departments. To alleviate that worry, startup Bitglass on Wednesday launched a solution for securing corporate data via the cloud without requiring employees to download client software.

The company, backed by $10 million in venture funding, utilizes a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that does not require installing software or tracking of employeesEU personal files. The company said the solution can be deployed in minutes with little administrative overhead. According to the companyEUs Web site, deployment only requires configuring the single sign-on settings to point to Bitglass. Cloud apps like Google Apps, Salesforce or Office365 will automatically redirect employees to Bitglass for authentication.

CEO and co-founder Nat Kausik noted in a statement that people use cloud apps and mobile devices in their personal lives because EUthey are easy to use, anytime, anywhere.EU He added that his company is enabling IT EUto move forward with these technologies, providing security for the organization and a frictionless experience for employees.EU

SAML Single Sign-On

Bitglass is designed to protect cloud-based corporate data so that IT can control it outside the organization. When files are downloaded through BitglassEU reverse proxy, a watermark is automatically installed so that the data can be tracked using patent-pending technology, even if it is sent to someone else outside the company. Managers can see who, what, when, where and how corporate data is utilized, and analytics can help provide the tracking and trails needed for compliance.

If a device is stolen or lost, or its owner leaves the enterprise, IT can wipe only the corporate data on the device -- even though it does not have a Bitglass app or mobile device management profile. A SAML Single Sign-On unified identify can be integrated with existing sign-ons. Pricing is $10 per...

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