Konica Minolta Introduces its First Cloud Solution, FileAssist, for Private Cloud Document Storage and Sharing

cloud printingPreviewed at its July 2013 press event (see our story here), Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is launching FileAssist, a server-based file storage and collaborative solution developed exclusively for Konica Minolta and hosted by Konica Minolta’s Managed IT services provider All Covered. Konica Minolta says FileAssist is ideal for businesses of all sizes looking to collaborate on documents and data, and share information in a secure environment.

FileAssist provides is a scalable solution that processes the handling of documents in such a way that information can be created, shared, organized, and stored efficiently in a secure cloud site, providing access to stored information from mobile devices, the Konica Minolta’s MFPs, and FileAssist Web client.

Features include:

Online File Sharing and Collaboration

FileAssist allows secure document sharing without the need to look for resources outside company security walls. It also eliminates the need to transfer large files, reduces the risk of compromising information security via email sharing, and helps simplify document collaboration via version-control mechanisms.

Security and Compliance

FileAssist meets privacy, security, and legal requirements across a broad range of industries, allowing highly regulated industries such as healthcare, legal, government, and financial services to work within a private cloud environment. (HIPAA, GLBA, SOX, SSAE16, PCI and ISO 27002). Data is encrypted in transit and at rest in order to ensure superior security.

Intrusion Protection and Prevention

Konica Minolta says multi-tiered security protocols work together in layers to protect the network at all times. Security-monitoring software includes intrusion detection, virus scanning, system logs, and notifications of suspicious activity in real-time.

Automated File Backup, Data Restore, and Synchronization

Via FileAssist, information is stored in a private cloud gateway and service-oriented architecture with stringent compliance standards.  Data is encrypted in transfer and at rest.

Administrative Console

Administrators can define global policies in order to meet internal and regulatory policies, as well as create customized user level access, connection boundaries, stringent data access rules and customized file-retention rules. FileAssist also provides workflow templates to streamline complex storage and archival requirements.

Data Center

The FileAssist service is hosted in a secure data center environment, using enterprise-grade infrastructure that is deployed and managed 24/7 by Konica Minolta’s All Covered.

Tracking and Audit Features

Tracking controls allow administrators to monitor company data, and user-action reports itemize newly created and deleted user accounts, user password resets, and user status and profile changes for detailed administrative monitoring at all times.

Business Mobility and Continuity

FileAssist provides version control and continuous availability. By streamlining file sharing and workflow through a single portal, FileAssist offers synchronization, cross-platform compatibility, and mobile solutions within a single application and user experience.

Direct Integration

The bizhub Connector for FileAssist app provides securely scanning, storing, and sharing of information. With this bizhub MarketPlace app, users can browse through the FileAssist folders, access files, scan documents into selected folders, or upload them into any of the other FileAssist-enabled devices, all at the Konica Minolta MFP’s control panel.

For more information on File Assist, visit Konica Minolta here.

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