Acronis and Thursby Software have announced the delivery of what they describe as the first mobile file management solution to include Common Access Card and Personal Identity Verification authentication for federal government compliance with the HSPD-12 standard on mobile devices.

Based on the Acronis mobilEcho MFM solution and PKard from Thursby Software, the new offering enables federal organizations to improve mobile users’ productivity, while maintaining complete control over data security and compliance, says Bill Thursby, president and founder of Thursby Software Systems.

While mobile device management (MDM) solutions secure and manage mobile devices and their applications, mobilEcho controls and secures files and content as they are accessed by mobile users. The solution, which also complies with other important federal standards such as FIPS 140-2 encryption, authenticates and verifies the identity of government employees before allowing them access to critical documents on a mobile device.

The combination of CAC/PIV authentication and Acronis mobilEcho’s file access and editing capabilities will now allow IT departments at federal agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) to enable their employees to access files, browse the web, and check email on Apple’s iPhones and iPads, while meeting specific government standards.

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