Cleversafe Inc., provider of limitless data storage, and Mezeo Software, a provider of software solutions for cloud-scale applications, announced Thursday that they are partnering to deliver easy access file sync and share capabilities for enterprises needing to store data behind their private firewalls and for service providers who are looking to provide either single or multi-tenanted storage clouds with anywhere, anytime access to their users. Enterprise Class Sync and Share software from Mezeo, combined with Cleversafe's Dispersed Storage (dsNet) technology will empower users with highly secure, reliable, anytime and anywhere access to files stored in enterprise cloud infrastructures from various mobile devices or directly from browser interfaces such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
The consumerization of IT has added a whole new level of complexity to enterprise IT. Driven by BYOD – Bring Your Own Device, the growing mobile workforce has come to expect access to information anytime, anywhere irrespective of mobile device choice. While this trend may increase employee productivity, it comes with security challenges. Most users storing and sharing corporate data are likely to connect through the same public clouds they use for personal files. Unless a corporate IT department has established its own solution to control user access to corporate data, and put mobile device policies in place, they are leaving the door wide open for users to potentially compromise that intellectual property through public channels.
The Mezeo file sync and share solution—combined with Cleversafe's dsNet storage system—provides a win/win solution for users and IT. Users have anytime, anywhere access from smartphones, tablets, desktops and web browsers and they can easily store, share and collaborate on corporate documents. IT helps improve user efficiency and security without adding complexity. Mezeo software integrates with LDAP, Active Directory or any PAM-supported authentication, utilizes encryption and offers compliance level auditing.
"Companies today have to walk a fine line between making their employees more productive by giving them access to information anytime, across a variety of mobile devices, and at the same time to protect corporate assets," said Marty Fluke, senior vice president of business development at Mezeo Software. "Together, Mezeo and Cleversafe deliver on strict security, availability and reliability requirements without sacrificing user mobility and efficiency. We've found that organizations evaluating our file sync and share solution have also been looking for cost-effective and secure cloud storage. This combined offering provides a robust and comprehensive solution."
Cleversafe's patented dsNet storage solution leverages information dispersal algorithms (IDA) coupled with encryption to virtualize, slice, and disperse data across a network of storage nodes that are entirely self-managed and self-healing. As a result, data is ultra-reliable and highly available, without the traditional data redundancy and associated incremental costs and overhead found in traditional RAID and replication methods. Cleversafe's technology ensures data security, even if data subsets are compromised.
"The move to the cloud presents a great alternative for enterprises today that don't have the resources or staff to expand their infrastructure, and it affords companies with a path to make data more accessible to employees," said Russ Kennedy, Vice President of Product Strategy, Marketing and Customer Solutions for Cleversafe. "The challenge with any cloud solution is ensuring that access to data will always be secure and always available," said Kennedy. "Mezeo's software combined with our information dispersal technology makes it possible to move enterprise assets to the cloud with certainty, and meet strict security requirements without compromising always-on, always bit-perfect reliability, from mobile devices, anywhere at anytime."
The joint solution will enable IT departments to embrace consumerization of IT and unlock the opportunities of a workplace without limits, by balancing freedom and control, as well as regaining visibility. The strategic partnership will help reduce IT risks while achieving higher business productivity.