Code42 Appointed to Jisc File Sync and Share Purchasing System for UK Education and Research
SharePlan enterprise file sync/share meets all four Jisc criteria for security and compliance certification
Minneapolis — Nov 11, 2014
Code42, the leader in endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, today announced an agreement with Jisc—the charity that delivers digital solutions such as the Janet network to United Kingdom (UK) education and research—to provide its SharePlan enterprise file sync and share to Jisc members.
Through a strategic partnership with Q Associates, Jisc added Code42’s SharePlan to its File Sync and Share Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) because SharePlan meets criteria across all four certification areas: basic sync and share, integrated user authentication and identity management, European economic area hosting and data protection, and file encryption and security.
“Education institutions and researchers need secure, reliable file sync and share to protect and store sensitive, confidential data,” said Andy Hardy, EMEA managing director for Code42. “SharePlan meets all four of Jisc’s criteria for security and compliance, providing members with secure access to their most important files anywhere, anytime.”
Today’s announcement adds to Code42’s growing momentum in UK higher education, with a customer roster that includes The University of Sheffield, Imperial College London and National Institute for Medical Research.
“The ongoing evolution of file synchronisation and sharing products presents exciting new opportunities for research and education organisations to work together, but it’s imperative that they have appropriate safeguards in place with regard to data protection and storage,” said Dan Perry, director of product and marketing for Jisc’s Janet network. “By working with suppliers who have met our rigorous assessment criteria, we are able to offer customers consistent, reliable and flexible sync and share solutions that support collaboration.”
SharePlan enterprise file sync/share allows users to easily, effectively collaborate by securely sharing documents, without restrictions on file size and type. SharePlan can be deployed on-premises, and enables teams to work efficiently while IT maintains control of endpoint data shared inside and outside the enterprise.
“Education institutions and their researchers should not have to choose between ease-of-use and data security when it comes to selecting a file sync and share solution,” said Andrew Griffiths, director for Q Associates. “Through our strategic partnership with Code42, we’re delighted to offer SharePlan through the File Sync and Share DPS, delivering industry-leading, file sharing capabilities combined with the highest levels of compliance and security.”
This appointment marks the latest in a series of recent Code42 accomplishments in global higher ed, including the increasing adoption of Internet2’s NET+ CrashPlan service among top United States universities, and MIT’s selection of Code42 to protect and manage its endpoint data.
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Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future. Janet, part of the Jisc group, has the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure and related services that meet the needs of the UK research and education communities. Find out more at www.ja.net and www.jisc.ac.uk, or contact the press team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Q Associates
Founded in 1985, Q Associates is an award-winning UK data management and IT services specialist, providing high performance solutions to clients across commercial and government sectors. Through a dedicated Education & Research team, Q Associates works closely with industry-leading technology vendors across more than 80 UK Universities and Research Organisations. The company is an approved G-Cloud supplier to UK government organisations and is also listed on UK procurement frameworks including the Nation Server and Storage Agreement (NSSA).