Issy-les-Moulineaux – June 23, 2016: Stormshield, a major player on the European cybersecurity market, is continuing to develop its data protection solution for the cloud and mobile devices by presenting the new version of Stormshield Data Security for Cloud & Mobility. The latest version is easier to use and features strengthened security for sensitive information. The application is now also available on iOS.

According to a recent NetWrix study, 65% of businesses remain skeptical about data security in the cloud. Stormshield has extended its line of data security products by launching Stormshield Data Security for Cloud & Mobility so that businesses and organizations can safely benefit from the advantages of cloud collaboration and mobility while still maintaining control of their sensitive information.

This is a multi-platform, multi-device (PC, servers, smartphones), and multi-format (SaaS applications, file servers, messaging, USB drives, etc.) solution that offers a maximum level of security no matter what device is used, which means documents can be sent safely and easily on cloud or mobile platforms.

In order to stay ahead of the growing needs of its clients and their users, Stormshield has improved Stormshield Data Security for Cloud & Mobility in a couple of ways:

Easier to Use

The solution, now compatible with iOS, has taken mobile usage into account. Smartphone users unlock their phones an average of 80 times[1] per day. To spare them from having to continually retype their passwords, a biometric authentication feature has been added to the application. Furthermore, to encourage users of Android devices to protect their data and raise their awareness of the issue, a tutorial on how to use the application is now available.

Strengthened Security

In order to ensure absolute confidentiality on mobile connections, Stormshield has increased the security of Stormshield Data Security for Cloud & Mobility by integrating a geolocalization feature in accordance with security advice published by ANSSI[2], the French government agency in charge of information systems security. Automatic blocking can be set up based on the risk associated with the country in which the user is located, thereby protecting confidential documents from being opened by unauthorized users. Rules pertaining to automatic blocking are set by the administrator and therefore depend on the organization using the application. This feature allows businesses to comply with European personal data protection laws[3].

[1] Apple Source: the average iPhone user unlocks their device approximately80 times per day and 89% of iPhone users who have Touch ID (a digital fingerprint scanner) use it to unlock their phones.

 

[2] http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/uploads/IMG/pdf/passeport_voyageurs_anssi.pdf

 

[3] http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/index_en.htm

 

For their part, administrators will benefit from increased visibility and usage statistics available on the administrator console relating to how, how often, and from what devices users access confidential data. This improvement helps to limit risks, identify what users need to be made aware of, and adapt security to the situation. It also offers more insight into how to manage licenses and what adjustments might be needed.