Business app of the week: Acronis Access for iPad

Acronis Access for iPad has changed the way that IT teams give iPad users secure and managed access (via AD authentication) to files that are stored on corporate file servers, letting iPad users access files in the same way as they would on their desktop. Here’s why we’re recommending it to businesses…

What is Acronis Access for iPad?

Acronis Access is a secure file access and management solution that lets you access corporate files on iPad. It securely syncs and backs up data on your mobile device and company servers, providing constant, controlled access to all the files you’d be able to view if you were in the office any time, anywhere. There’s even a built-in editor for accessing and editing files right within the app, without having to move them into third party, non-compliant apps.

How does it work?

The app works by hooking into your Acronis Accesss file servers (which you’ll already need to have set up), which in turn let you access Windows file servers, SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and 365 servers and most other file servers and NAS devices.

Everything’s fully secure too, so your IT admin team can rest easy knowing they have privacy and protection with over-the-air and on-device encryption of files (Access is FIPS 140-2 certified for iOS). It lets them set policies for app security settings, servers, folders and home directories, enable or disable app functions, and whitelist or blacklist the iOS apps that Acronis Access allows files to be opened into. There’s also the option to selectively remote wipe all app configuration and in-app files on lost or stolen devices.

Who is it for?

Acronis Access gives any business who has invested in mobile technology the chance to take their deployment to the next level for improved productivity and an ever better return on investment (ROI), with enterprise-level scalability. It’s especially useful for teams who are out of the office a lot and need to access company files while on the go.

What’s the best feature?

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Acronis Access is its one-way and two-way sync function. This allows you to keep employees up to date with the latest versions of materials automatically.

How much is it and where can I get it?

Acronis Access (Group Logic, Inc, free) is available to download from the App Store on your iPad or directly from iTunes. While the iOS app is free, you do need to have Acronis Access file servers in place to be able to access your company files. You can get in touch with the team on the details below for more information on setting this solution up.

Want to know more about making the most of iPad in business? Give our team a call on 03332 409 306 or email For all the latest news and tips, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

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