Cyber-Ark Provides Secure File Sharing For iPad And Other Mobile Devices

New release improves data security for file transfers conducted via mobile devices

October 22, 2011

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NEWTON, Mass. – October 20, 2011 – Cyber-Ark' Software, the leading global information security provider for protecting and managing critical applications, identities and sensitive information, today announced enhancements to its Governed File Transfer Suite. The new release significantly improves data security for file transfers conducted via mobile devices and provides new audit capabilities to track file usage and location.

The proliferation of mobile devices continues to challenge traditional approaches to data security. As more organizations embrace the growing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and empower their workforce with the iPad', tablets and other mobile devices, data and sensitive files become increasingly distanced from the enterprise IT security architecture. This significantly increases the chances of data breaches or leaks.

Cyber-Ark’s Governed File Transfer Suite addresses these growing security concerns by enhancing mobile file sharing security and auditing. New features in this release include:

Secure File Exchange Portal for the iPad – File sharing and transfer from mobile devices is one of the leading causes for data leaks and breaches. Cyber-Ark has extended its secure file exchange to the iPad, tablets and other mobile devices for greater data security. Users can log in wirelessly to the secure portal to view files that have been sent to them, or to view corporate files based on their access rights. The portal automatically logs and manages all activities during portal interaction, providing a rich audit trail. Personalized Watermarks for Easy Auditing and Personal Accountability – Organizations can tag all files shared by their workforce to significantly increase audit trails and data security. The watermark feature enables organizations to track file usage by time, date, location, access permissions, IP address or any other attribute. These details are added to the file the moment it’s “checked out” of the Secure File Exchange Portal. Organizations can also set document workflow rules to deny copy/paste or deny print. New Secure Email Manager Capabilities – Secure Email Manager integrates with data loss prevention (DLP) systems and web-based file retrieval to enable mobile workers to safely share and track files, regardless of size, within their native email environments. This release improves large attachment tracking and new content inspection capabilities to ensure encrypted emails are scanned for viruses and malware prior to being made accessible to users.

“As more organizations enable their workforce with the mobile device of their choice, the threat of data loss and leakage increases exponentially. Organizations need to extend security beyond the perimeter and ensure that all data and files outside of the organization are protected and secure,” said Roy Adar, vice president of product management, Cyber-Ark Software. “This new Governed File Transfer release addresses the growing security concerns for managing highly sensitive information by enforcing personal accountability and corporate compliance.”

About Cyber-Ark

Cyber-Ark' Software is a global information security company that specializes in protecting and managing privileged users, applications and sensitive information to improve compliance, productivity and protect organizations against insider threats and advanced external threats. With its award-winning Privileged Identity Management, Sensitive Information Management and Privileged Session Management Suites, organizations can more effectively manage and govern data center access and activities, whether on-premise, off-premise or in the cloud, while demonstrating returns on security investments. Cyber-Ark works with more than 900 global customers, including more than 35 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Cyber-Ark has offices and authorized partners in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

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