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harmon.ie Announces Partnership With Citrix Ready To Provide Secure Document Access on Mobile Devices
With Citrix Ready Worx Verification, harmon.ie App Becomes the First Secure Mobile App for Office 365 and SharePoint
Boston – September 17, 2013 – Rampant use of unsanctioned mobile apps for file sync and storage is causing huge problems for organizations. In fact, a newly-released study of enterprise workers found that a full 41 percent of users circumvent company controls by storing corporate documents on unsanctioned, publicly-accessible cloud services. This translates into a massive number of ‘rogue IT’ workers who tap into unsanctioned services from their smartphones and tablets, creating risks for their employers. How many? Gartner says that 60 percent of employees are using personal mobile device for work1.
One root cause of rogue IT is that organizations today are unable to provide secure and scalable mobile access to documents stored in the corporate document management systems, 80% which is Office 365 and SharePoint. Information workers simply have no choice to look for unsanctioned, publicly-available alternative solutions in order to do their jobs. But organizations face huge risks of data leaks and IT governance violations, if not business meltdowns due to loss of control.
harmon.ie to the Rescue
Good news! Secure document access problems are a now a thing of the past, because harmon.ie today announced a partnership with Citrix. As part of the Citrix Ready Worx Verified program, harmon.ie mobile products are now Worx-enabled, they are fully enterprise ready and secure ensuring compatibility with Citrix XenMobile. The partnership provides confidence to enterprise customers that harmon.ie’s mobile products for iOS and Android are verified with Citrix XenMobile and available as part of the Worx App Gallery.
“We are proud to have Citrix as a trusted partner,” said David Lavenda, VP Product Strategy at harmon.ie. “This new addition insures that Citrix customers now have secure and scalable mobile access to the document storage systems in which their organization already has a significant investment; Office 365 and SharePoint. Now that organizations can provide an easy-to-use mobile app for secure document access, rogue IT can be shut down in an amicable and cost-efficient manner, to the satisfaction of workers and IT alike.”
“We are pleased to have harmon.ie join us as a partner in the Citrix Ready Worx Verified Program,” said Aimee Catalano, VP Alliance Marketing, Citrix Systems, Inc. “The Worx Verified program gives customers the ability to choose and deliver the best mobile apps for their users with consistent mobile app security. harmon.ie for Office 365 and SharePoint is Worx Verified and is now available for download to more than 260,000 Citrix enterprise customers and over 10,000 resellers on the Citrix Worx App Gallery. By taking part in the Citrix Worx App Gallery, harmon.ie has become part of the fastest growing enterprise-ready mobile app ecosystem to support the increasing need in the enterprise to provide secure mobile apps built for business.”
To access the Citrix-enabled harmon.ie app for Android and iOS, click here.
About the harmon.ie Suite of Apps
harmon.ie apps provide the ability to edit and share Office 365 and SharePoint documents and reach out to colleagues using Office 365/SharePoint social capabilities. harmon.ie also provides real-time updates when colleagues edit important documents; colleagues can then be contacted with a single click. Workers can expand their social networks by adding colleagues from the mobile device’s contact list and keep up to date with harmon.ie’s unified activity stream of collaboration updates. For more about harmon.ie Mobile, click here.
harmon.ie, the user experience company for the mobile enterprise, provides products that deliver a consistent user experience on mobile devices, the desktop, and the cloud, for a host of social and collaboration platforms from vendors such as Microsoft and IBM. Thousands of businesses including Citi, DuPont and BAE Systems already use harmon.ie to become mobile enterprises. For more information, visit http://harmon.ie/.
About Citrix Ready
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified products that are trusted to enhance Citrix cloud solutions for mobility, virtualization, networking and cloud platforms. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party partners that have successfully met test criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates more than 24,000 product verifications and thousands of products that have been confirmed to work in a production environment by the Citrix customer community. Learn more at www.citrix.com/ready.
1Austin, Tom, “How Mobile Changes Everything, and What to Do About It,” presented at Gartner PCC Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2013