AlertBoot Announces Beta Phase For Mac OS X FileVault 2 Integration Into AlertBoot Cloud-based Endpoint Encryption

AlertBoot is in the beta stage of integrating Apple FileVault 2 disk encryption to its cloud-managed endpoint disk encryption service. Testing is currently under way and the service is scheduled to be released in late Q1 of 2014

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Clients [want] Mac computers under the AlertBoot umbrella because they find value in the extra features that come with our cloud-based solution, like powerful reporting, key management and backup, and remote installation and management.

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

AlertBoot, a leading provider of mobile device management and managed full disk encryption services, is announcing today that it has entered the beta phase of integrating FileVault 2, the native full disk encryption software that comes with all Apple Macintosh computers, into the AlertBoot data security suite.

Said Tim Maliyil, CEO and founder of AlertBoot, "Apple started incorporating FileVault 2 for free beginning with Mac OS X 10.7. Because it is native to the Macintosh operating system, it works flawlessly thanks to Appleā€™s legendary control over both hardware and software. We have seen significant interest from clients who desire the addition of workplace Mac computers under the AlertBoot umbrella because they find value in the extra features that come with our cloud-based solution, like powerful reporting, key management and backup, and remote installation and management."

AlertBoot already facilitates the installation and management of encryption on Windows 7 and Windows 8, and is in the beta stages of implementing Microsoft BitLocker integration. In addition, operating systems that power smart devices -- like iOS and Android OS -- can also be secured, making AlertBoot an effective and efficient solution for BYOD work environments where multiple platforms must be protected against data breaches.

The ease of use and low cost of ownership of AlertBoot has proven popular with the medical sector where HIPAA compliance is required; the financial sector that must comply with Sabarnes-Oxley (SOX) rules; and the legal sector where client confidentiality is paramount.

By integrating FileVault 2 into AlertBoot, Macintosh users will have the following extra features:

  •     Remote wipe of encrypted machines.
  •     Backup of encryption keys to the AlertBoot cloud to prevent loss of data and other contingencies.
  •     Provide cloud-based management and key escrow of FileVault 2 protected machines, a feature that is unavailable elsewhere.

All of these features are tied together by the powerful AlertBoot reporting engine which delivers endpoint security status updates over the cloud, and simplify the auditing and monitoring of devices, producing an excellent solution for businesses that need to keep on top of potential security incidents.

The reporting engine has already proven effective when clients require documented evidence of encryption, a common requirement under data security laws and regulations, for those instances where devices are lost or stolen.

To learn more about the advantages and convenience that comes with AlertBoot, please contact us at sales@alertboot.com.

About AlertBoot

AlertBoot Data Security offers a cloud-based data and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a secure web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe and lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, AlertBoot is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide as part of their bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile information management (MIM) strategy.

For more information on AlertBoot Mobile Security solutions, please visit http://www.alertboot.com/.

Contact Information
Media Contact:
Sang Lee
VP Communications
+1 702-659-8890 x3734

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