Many companies and IT administrators are reluctant to move directly into the public cloud for file sharing and storage. Today, GroupLogic is unveiling a new product, mobilEcho, which attempts to give these companies a secure way for employees to access their files (stored on servers) from the iPad.
mobilEcho allows enterprise IT organizations to enable and manage mobile file management for their corporate iPad users. mobilEcho features include the ability to access, browse, preview, cache and search files on corporate file servers and allows administrators to encrypt and securely transfer files to and on iPad.
In case an iPad is lost or stolen, admins can wipe MobileEcho on its files. And they can set permissions for certain files to be accessed and viewed by select employees.
The virtue of the app is that it promised to connect directly and securely to enterprise file servers; a feature which the company says many enterprises are looking for when it comes to providing secure remote access for employees. As iPads are increasingly being used in the enterprise, there is a need for a secure file management platform.
GroupLogic faces competition from cloud-based platforms such as DropBox and Box.net.