By Nathan Eddy on 2012-04-05
A mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, can also function as your desktop or laptop in your pocket, and chances are you’ll be accessing email, photo files or other documents while on the go. With all those files transferring between platforms and computers, it’s important to keep tabs on where your data is, how to get access to it, and how to secure your files so that only you (or the people you approve of) have access to them. With security breaches a rising concern among smartphone owners
, the Apple App Store offers a variety of ways to secure your phone and individual files using 256-bit encryption, password savers and other secure access features. Applications such as Dropbox offer a free way to store your files for access wherever and whenever you need them, while platforms like LogMeIn offer full remote desktop control. What good is all that personal information and company data if you can’t keep it safe, secure and readily accessible? Here’s a look at 10 apps for the iPhone and iPad that will keep you locked and loaded when it comes to your data.
|DataVault Password Manager ($9.99)
This app stores confidential information related to credit cards, bank accounts, log-ins and more using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protection.
|Lock Photo+Video ($2.99)
Hide your secret photos, videos, voice recordings, notes, documents and other files and create decoys to add an extra layer of protection.
|Security Suite ($0.99)
Prevent unauthorized access by setting up a secret pattern lock or pin code, and get detailed break-in reports in the event of a data breach.
|SplashID Safe ($9.99)
256-bit Blowfish encryption, an automatic password generation and backup and wireless sync to your Mac or PC make this app a safe and secure choice.
Remotely control your Mac or PC with this app, which allows you to remotely access files, run applications and control your desktop from anywhere.
The mSecure app comes complete with optional “self-destruct” feature. If a hacker attempts to guess your password, this app provides a total lockdown of your passwords and files.
|SonicWall Mobile Connect (Free)
This app provides users with full network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN) connections.
Access your files from anywhere, email attachments straight to your account, and share documents with family and friends. The best part is that it’s free.
|Citrix Receiver (Free)
Check your email, review documents, tune into project dashboards and approve expenses with the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) app from Citrix.
|eMailGanizer Pro ($4.99)
Keep your emails filed and organized with batch folder capability and search functionality, offering support for iMAP accounts, Microsoft Hotmail or Exchange platforms.
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