Polkast(SM) and Digital Arts Team to Launch Secure Private Cloud in Japan
The Product Integration and Distribution Partnership Accelerates
Polkast's Entry Into the International Business Market
LAGUNA BEACH, CA and TOKYO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- Polkast,
whose personal cloud service connects mobile devices, computers and
storage drives directly, delivering anytime access to your entire
content library, and Digital Arts Inc., the Japanese information
security software provider, today announced a strategic partnership
to expand global distribution of Polkast's secure private cloud
software. The alliance encompasses product integration,
cross-distribution and the formation of Polkast Japan. Digital Arts
also made a strategic investment in Polkast.
Digital Arts is the Japan market leader in content filtering and file
encryption software. Corporations, government agencies, educational
institutions and consumers all trust Digital Arts to protect their
content. Polkast's peer-to-peer private cloud software gives
security-conscious mobile users seamless file access, editing and
sharing across their own devices. Both companies strive to simplify
complex technology and make it more user-friendly and accessible to
consumers and small businesses, bringing enterprise level IT
capabilities to non-technical users. Combined, the two companies'
products will give consumers and business users more control over
their own content than ever before.
"Digital Arts is committed to creating a safe mobile and cloud
computing environment for businesses," said Toshio Dogu, President
and CEO of Digital Arts. "We are impressed with Polkast's innovative
personal cloud service and simple, elegant user experience. Our teams
share a common vision of the future of mobile file access."
"Initially we focused on access to personal photos, videos and music,
yet we find people are using Polkast just as much in their work
lives. Polkast users value control and access for all of their
content," said Hong Bui, Founder & CEO of Polkast. "By working with
Digital Arts, we will be able to integrate top of the line security
features the business market demands. Plus immediate distribution in
Japan allows us to expand into one of the biggest business markets in
the world, which is a testament to our unique ability to serve SMBs."
Polkast works through a collection of client apps (iOS, Android,
Windows, Mac and Linux), which connects the devices securely and
directly over WiFi or Internet, for 100% file access without the need
for cloud storage. The Polkast mobile app is available in the iTunes
App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store. For more information,
and to download the free Polkast homebase companion app for Windows,
Mac and Linux PC, please visit www.polkast.com.
Founded in 2010, Polkast is ushering in the next wave
of personal cloud computing. Polkast apps connect consumer devices
directly, letting users build their own personal cloud, bypassing the
public cloud. Polkast is a smarter solution for file access and
transfer, leveraging WiFi and addressing the problems of cloud size
restrictions and security -- files are not stored on third party
servers, and only the user has access to them. Polkast distributes
apps on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Linux direct to consumers
and through device partners; and in September 2012 added Polkast
Polkast. Your Devices. Your Cloud. For more information about
Polkast, please visit www.polkast.com.
About Digital Arts
Digital Arts is a company centered on filtering
technology that has expanded to information security. Digital Arts
values its ability to consistently take care of all product planning,
development, sales and support in house, as well as in being the
first web filtering software maker in Japan. Not only that, the
filtering software is supported by the largest filtering database in
Japan. Digital Arts has patents in 27 countries. Digital Arts
products include i-FILTER home edition and corporate edition which
currently holds the top share in the web filtering market in Japan,
the email filtering software m-FILTER, the secure proxy appliance
product D-SPA, and the file security solution FinalCode.
Digital Arts and FinalCode are all registered trademarks of Digital
Arts, Inc. Polkast and the Polkast logo are registered trademarks of
Polkast, LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks mentioned
herein are the property of their respective owners.
KLR Communications, Inc.
For Digital Arts:
Ms. Yoshida/ Ms. Saito
Digital Arts, Inc.
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