Recently, we've received questions after it was revealed that that certain applications like Facebook and Dropbox leave user credentials and other data unencrypted on iOS and Android devices and as a result, information could be accessed if your device or synced computer is lost or stolen.
Syncplicity has implemented a different security model for our mobile applications that protects you from this threat.
In summary, here is what was recently discovered about the other applications:
Here is what Syncplicity does differently to protect your user credentials and data on both iOS and Android devices:
- We do not store a user’s password anywhere on mobile devices.
- Access credentials are stored in a a private, encrypted area on both iOS and Android devices using the best-of-breed encryption techniques on each platform (e.g., iOS Keychain, Data Protection API, Private Shared Preferences, etc.).
- In addition, we encrypt all cached documents on iOS and Android devices.
In addition, we provide unique security features to secure your business data if a mobile device or any synced computer is lost or stolen:
- Both users and Admins can remote wipe Syncplicity account information and data from a mobile device or synced computer.
- Syncplicity offers an optional 4-digit pin code in addition to your device pin code to provide an extra layer of protection if a device is stolen. 10 failures will automatically wipe the account and data off of the mobile device.
- The mobile device abides by all centralized policies for sharing files and folders inside or outside your organization/account (Business Edition users).
- If your organization is heavily restrictive on use of mobile devices, Syncplicity can be configured to not allow your users to access their business account from their mobile devices (Business Edition users).
Syncplicity takes great pride in the effort we've invested in our security, control and administration features, both for mobile device security and for protection of all the data. We wanted to make sure you were aware of these protections.
The Syncplicity Team