EIN News — with Multiple Directory Access and Dynamic Office Integration Software Extends Secure and Compliant Access to MOSS 2007 for Intranets and Extranets.
/Bethesda, Maryland – October 21, 2008/ – Epok Inc., the leading provider of SharePoint access control software, has raised the bar for secure and compliant MOSS 2007 access control with the release today of its Epok(R) Edition for SharePoint version 2.4. This latest edition of Epok’s robust access control software for Microsoft SharePoint(R) is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with SharePoint to mitigate security risks and improve usability among partners, corporate business units and others with multiple directory integration features. The software also provides for the first time dynamic Microsoft Office integration that improves cross-organizational compatibility and accessibility.
Epok’s innovative access control software extends user authentication outside organizations to enable secure collaboration among project teams, geographically dispersed business units and other communities of interest. By leveraging existing identity management solutions and integrating non-disclosure, privacy and other agreements and policies, Epok Edition for Microsoft SharePoint 2.4 distributes permissions control across designated business team leaders and relieves IT of the burden of maintaining identity lifecycles.
“Easy to use UI extensions in Release 2.4 allow SharePoint users to reach users across multiple directories in multiple organizations, server sites and operating systems,” said Fred Giordano, President and CEO of Epok. “Enhanced integration increases productivity and effectiveness by offering MySites and powerful Office Client integration to the extended user base.”
Epok provides granular security for cross-organizational environments from an access-control perspective by linking authorized user IDs to the organization, to the team and to the group within the context of non-disclosure, privacy and other agreements and policies. For additional security, Epok can be configured to require users to view and/or acknowledge adherence to the NDA or other contracts or policies in force, and can even require them to enter the purpose for accessing sites and documents on the SharePoint server.
“Because of the granularity in access control, Epok provides unprecedented audit-compliant authentication trails and reporting features,” Giordano said. “We understand the relationships among every individual and identity within the community. Epok provides the kind of agreement-specific precision required for access provisioning in sensitive environments, and does it with an easy-to-use GUI that puts the control where it needs to be – in the hands of business managers rather than in IT – to reduce provisioning bottlenecks that impede productivity.”
As an added user-friendliness bonus, Epok 2.4 enables group managers to view group relationships graphically in an org-chart like interface to help managers gain a more complete perspective on access control. Mouse rollovers on user icons generate pop-ups outlining access details including terms and conditions and access expiration dates.
Epok Edition for Microsoft SharePoint 2.4 can be linked directly to partnering organizations’ identity systems so that personnel updates are automatic, eliminating risky ghost identities that pose serious security threats. Detailed activity reports provide compliance officers with user-specific activity logs showing who accessed what and under what authority. Custom watermarks and notices can be incorporated into all documents, to extend NDA and confidentiality compliance to printed documents.
For more information, visit www.epok.net
*About Epok Inc.*
Epok Inc. is the leading provider of secure, dynamic, cross-organizational federated access management software designed to provide secure access control for communities of interest. Epok’s federated access management software lets organizations securely extend application access across organizational boundaries leading to improved extranet flexibility, lower cost of operations, and enhanced compliance and security. Epok’s products are sold to commercial, government and non-profit organizations. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, Epok Inc. is a privately funded software company. For more information, visit www.epok.net
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