Accellion has announced the launch of a technology to allow secure mobile access to cloud services.

According to the company, Accellion Mobile Apps allow business users to collaborate and view more than 200 different file types and to edit and share files from a secure, encrypted location using smartphones and tablets. 

With support offered for Apple iOS, BlackBerry and Android devices, users log in and begin browsing their workspace to find and view relevant content. With the right privileges, users have the flexibility to edit a file either online or to download the encrypted file for offline use and then upload the edited file back to the Accellion Secure Workspace, the company said.

Reza Nabavi, director of mobile product marketing at Accellion, told SC Magazine that this created a private network environment via an application on the mobile device.

He said: “What we have done today is launch a brand new version of this technology with new capabilities. Accellion Mobile Apps is about access to an enterprise file sharing platform where the user can access content.

“This is enterprise-grade access for services such as Dropbox. We offer the engine that is needed for IT environments to develop and provide security for the ‘shadow IT environment'.”

Accellion also announced that Mobile Apps will be integrated with Good Technology's Good Dynamics secure platform to offer an enterprise mobility solution with email, messaging, device mobile apps and content made compliant with industry regulations and secured.