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Polkast

July 01, 2013 08:30 ET

Polkast Announces Pro Release for Teams and Workgroups

What SMBs Have Been Waiting for, Polkast Offers an Affordable Mobile Content Management (MCM) Solution for Small Businesses

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) -  Polkast, the private cloud service that connects mobile devices, computers and storage drives directly, today announced its new work group solution in Polkast Pro, an affordable, easy-to-use, secure mobile content management (MCM) solution for small businesses. Polkast is now the simplest way to securely access and share business critical content directly, without the need to send confidential documents to an unprotected public cloud.

Businesses of all sizes face the BYOD challenge as employees use public cloud solutions to access their work files on their personal mobile devices. Once stored in the cloud, it is easy to share content with others -- too easy. Confidential business data is more vulnerable to security breaches, or government access, when stored in the cloud. Plus, the continuous duplication of files makes users susceptible to accidentally sharing confidential data with the wrong person. Unintended information leaks could be detrimental to a company, and they are more common than you would think. This is especially a concern for small businesses that don't have the resources to implement or manage an expensive enterprise content management solution.

"It is astounding how many small businesses put confidential documents such as budgets, product plans and contracts in cloud storage services without even thinking of the security risks, simply because they did not have a good alternative for sharing files," said Hong Bui, Founder & CEO of Polkast. "With cloud security issues regularly in the news, people want to regain control of their content, and Polkast is the ideal solution that allows small businesses to securely share and store their mission critical content."

"It's like a Reference Library at my fingertips! Previously we weren't able to use iPads to their full potential in the field, because of storage limits and security concerns of transferring NDA-protected data through the cloud. With Polkast Pro, our sales team can securely access, download and dynamically cache our entire data library PLUS both receive/upload the latest updates on active projects. All P2P, while on-the-go, from anywhere," said Michael Garon, Technical Sales Director (USA) at The OEM Advantage Group.

Polkast turns any computer into a private cloud server. Users get instant access to 100% of their content, directly from their desktop or NAS device to all of their mobile devices. That means they can access unlimited file storage, without having to pay costly storage fees on Dropbox and other traditional clouds. All files stored on the computer can be securely accessed and shared with others instantly, without the need to sync files to the cloud or purchase new equipment. Polkast provides small businesses with the peace of mind they need, knowing their confidential documents are safe and under their own control.

With the new folder sharing feature, Polkast Pro users can set permissions that provide colleagues with mobile access to all the files in selected folders stored on their computer. Members of a work group can download the latest version of any given file directly from the sharer's computer.

Professionals that maintain highly confidential client data such as consultants, doctors and lawyers can share content with their clients seamlessly and securely. Small businesses can easily support remote employees, sales, and service teams using an old desktop computer as a secure file server. Field reps can conduct business on their iPad, tablet or even a smartphone, with all the information they need readily at their fingertips.

Polkast works through a collection of client apps (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux), which connects the devices securely and directly over WiFi or Internet, for 100% file access without the need for cloud storage. The Polkast mobile app is available for free in the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store. Polkast Pro is an in-app upgrade for $4.99 month. For more information, and to download the free Polkast homebase companion app for Windows, Mac and Linux PC, please visit www.polkast.com.

About Polkast
Founded in 2010, Polkast is ushering in the next wave of personal cloud computing. Polkast apps connect consumer devices directly, letting users build their own personal cloud, bypassing the public cloud. Polkast is a smarter solution for file access and transfer, leveraging WiFi and addressing the problems of cloud size restrictions and security -- files are not stored on third party servers, and only the user has access to them. Polkast distributes apps on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Linux direct to consumers and through device partners; and in September 2012 added Polkast Music.

Polkast. Your Devices. Your Cloud. For more information about Polkast, please visit www.polkast.com.

Polkast and the Polkast logo are registered trademarks of Polkast, LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. 

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