Colligo Networks Releases First Enterprise-Class SharePoint App for Apple iPad

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Colligo Briefcase Enterprise ensures integrity of corporate content through turnkey deployment services, centralized administration and industry-leading security

Colligo Briefcase Enterprise

"Colligo Briefcase Enterprise provides organizations with an extremely secure way to access and store SharePoint-based content on the iPad, while still managing this sensitive information in SharePoint," says Barry Jinks, CEO, Colligo Networks.

Colligo Networks, the leader in email and document management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the availability of Colligo Briefcase Enterprise, the first application to provide enterprise-class security features while browsing, viewing, and storing SharePoint content on iPads. With Colligo Briefcase Enterprise, organizations can confidently support the rapidly-growing number of users accessing corporate data from personal devices.

According to a recent study by Citrix on consumer-oriented device use in the workplace, 57% of organizations cited the security implications of allowing remote access as their top concern. 62% of participants lack processes or tools to manage the use of personal devices. Organizations that allow both personal and business device use reported productivity gains of up to 36%.

Colligo Briefcase Enterprise is the first iPad app that meets the needs of both end-users and IT professionals in an enterprise SharePoint environment. Users can easily access SharePoint content through the intuitive iPad interface, while IT departments retain control of vital corporate IP through industry-leading security features, centralized configuration and management, and turnkey deployment services.

“Whether it’s users bringing iPads to the workplace, or organizations deploying them company-wide, personal devices are a reality in today’s enterprise,” says Barry Jinks, Founder and CEO of Colligo Networks. “However, without a secure, corporate-sanctioned document management solution, vital corporate data can be easily exposed to the security risks inherent in consumer-grade file-sharing services. Colligo Briefcase Enterprise solves this problem by providing organizations with an extremely secure way to access and store SharePoint-based content on the iPad, while still managing this sensitive information in SharePoint.”

Anthem Properties is a real estate investment, development, and management company that uses SharePoint extensively to manage their property portfolio, and provides iPads for its busy staff. “With personal device use skyrocketing, we needed a way to support our iPad users on SharePoint, without sacrificing security and control of corporate data,” says Bob Clark, Vice President of IT at Anthem Properties. “Colligo Briefcase is the ideal solution for keeping our iPad users productive, while ensuring critical content is still managed within SharePoint.”

Colligo Briefcase Enterprise – Overview and Key Features

Colligo Briefcase Enterprise makes it simple to store, sync, find, view, and share files, lists, documents and emails, including Outlook .msg files, in SharePoint. SharePoint content is automatically synchronized to the iPad, providing instant access to up-to-date content, even when offline. Key features include:

  •     View SharePoint files directly on the iPad, including Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) documents, PDFs, images, emails and more
  •     Store SharePoint content offline for fast remote access
  •     Granular control to specify which lists and libraries to synch, including by View
  •     Easily share files using links to SharePoint documents
  •     Find content fast with powerful search capabilities
  •     Open and edit files in applications such as Documents to Go or GoodReader
  •     View document and file properties, including metadata

Colligo Briefcase Enterprise – Security Features

Colligo Briefcase provides extensive security features to ensure the safety of corporate information on iPads:

  •     Separate passcode to access the Colligo Briefcase application
  •     Hardware-based encryption (AES-256 bit) for all stored data
  •     Remote data wipe capabilities (via MDM systems)
  •     SharePoint credentials stored in Keychain, providing the highest form of trust-chain security
  •     Stored data can be wiped automatically on 10 failed login attempts
  •     Ability to restrict the SharePoint sites accessed and content cached (via Colligo Administrator)
  •     Supports all SharePoint authentication methods

“Security on this new wave of personal devices is the next 800-pound gorilla in the room for IT departments,” says Guy Spencer, the Legal, ECM, and Compliance Business Systems Analyst at Altera Corporation. “With Colligo Briefcase, Colligo has introduced an enterprise-class tool for providing secure, native access to corporate SharePoint information on iPads, the uncontested leader in tablets.”

“As part of our evaluation process, we tested several iPad apps for SharePoint on their security features, and Colligo Briefcase was the hands-down winner,” says Markus Bosch, Solution Architect, Novartis International. “Colligo Briefcase gives us confidence that company information stored on the iPad is safe and secure.”

Integration with Colligo Administrator for Streamlined Configuration and Management
Colligo Briefcase works seamlessly with Colligo Administrator, a server-based console tool for the configuration and management of Colligo’s desktop and mobile applications. Colligo Administrator enables organizations to:

  •     Centrally configure all Colligo Briefcase user settings on the iPad
  •     Push out SharePoint sites and document libraries with zero user interaction
  •     Monitor SharePoint and Colligo Briefcase usage via reports and metrics
  •     Reduce deployment time and streamline the provisioning of iPads in the enterprise

“The provisioning, configuration, and deployment of iPads and their apps can be challenging for an organization,” says Trevor Dyck, Director of Product Management at Colligo. “Colligo Administrator helps to streamline and automate the process, ensuring that users are up and running fast. Imagine a user turning on their iPad and finding all the SharePoint-based content they need at their fingertips –without lifting a finger. That’s the kind of power that Colligo Administrator gives an organization.”

Colligo Briefcase Lite Available for Free Download

In addition to Colligo Briefcase Enterprise, a free version, Colligo Briefcase Lite, is available for download from the Apple App Store. The Lite version has all the features of the enterprise version with the following exceptions:

  •     Ability to add only one SharePoint site
  •     Limited synch options and 50 megabyte cache size
  •     Enterprise security options disabled

Availability

Colligo Briefcase Enterprise and Colligo Briefcase Lite are available now. Visit the Colligo site at http://www.colligo.com/briefcase to request an evaluation copy of Colligo Briefcase Enterprise. Colligo Briefcase Lite can be downloaded via the Apple App Store.

Press contacts interested in additional information about Colligo Briefcase, including securing interviews or review copies, should contact: azanatta(at)colligo(dot)com.

About Colligo Networks

Colligo Networks is the leader in email and document management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Enterprises that use SharePoint rely on Colligo’s award-winning solution suite to improve collaboration, increase productivity, and mitigate corporate risk. Featuring seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer, Colligo drives SharePoint adoption by making it easy to tag, find, store, and share SharePoint content in familiar ways, regardless of device, connectivity, or SharePoint location. Colligo solutions are used by over 4000 organizations in 55 countries, with Global 500 customers including Microsoft, Kraft Foods, General Motors, and Siemens. Colligo Networks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information, please visit http://www.colligo.com

Colligo, Colligo Briefcase, Colligo Email Manager, and Colligo Administrator are trademarks of Colligo Networks, Inc. All other corporate names and / or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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