LAGUNA BEACH, CA and TOKYO--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Polkast, whose personal cloud service connects mobile devices, computers and storage drives directly, delivering anytime access to your entire content library, and Digital Arts Inc., the Japanese information security software provider, today announced a strategic partnership to expand global distribution of Polkast's secure private cloud software. The alliance encompasses product integration, cross-distribution and the formation of Polkast Japan. Digital Arts also made a strategic investment in Polkast.
Digital Arts is the Japan market leader in content filtering and file encryption software. Corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and consumers all trust Digital Arts to protect their content. Polkast's peer-to-peer private cloud software gives security-conscious mobile users seamless file access, editing and sharing across their own devices. Both companies strive to simplify complex technology and make it more user-friendly and accessible to consumers and small businesses, bringing enterprise level IT capabilities to non-technical users. Combined, the two companies' products will give consumers and business users more control over their own content than ever before.
"Digital Arts is committed to creating a safe mobile and cloud computing environment for businesses," said Toshio Dogu, President and CEO of Digital Arts. "We are impressed with Polkast's innovative personal cloud service and simple, elegant user experience. Our teams share a common vision of the future of mobile file access."
"Initially we focused on access to personal photos, videos and music, yet we find people are using Polkast just as much in their work lives. Polkast users value control and access for all of their content," said Hong Bui, Founder & CEO of Polkast. "By working with Digital Arts, we will be able to integrate top of the line security features the business market demands. Plus immediate distribution in Japan allows us to expand into one of the biggest business markets in the world, which is a testament to our unique ability to serve SMBs."
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 in the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store. For more information, and to download the free Polkast homebase companion app for Windows, Mac and Linux PC, please visit www.polkast.com.
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.
About Digital Arts
Digital Arts is a company centered on filtering technology that has expanded to information security. Digital Arts values its ability to consistently take care of all product planning, development, sales and support in house, as well as in being the first web filtering software maker in Japan. Not only that, the filtering software is supported by the largest filtering database in Japan. Digital Arts has patents in 27 countries. Digital Arts products include i-FILTER home edition and corporate edition which currently holds the top share in the web filtering market in Japan, the email filtering software m-FILTER, the secure proxy appliance product D-SPA, and the file security solution FinalCode.
Digital Arts and FinalCode are all registered trademarks of Digital Arts, Inc. 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.