Infragistics buys SharePoint mobile tool company


Infragistics, a company that bills itself as a user interface development tool vendor, announced this week the purchase of Southlabs and with it, its mobile SharePoint application.

As users grow increasingly mobile, with many bringing their own devices (BYOD), it becomes increasingly important to provide tools for mobile users to gain secure access to enterprise content wherever they are.

Infragistics CEO Dean Guida says Southlabs' mobile SharePoint tool, SharePlus, addresses several issues for mobile enterprise users.

"Strong authentication and centralized deployment ensure that corporate data remains secure. The intuitive user interface dramatically improves upon the mobile browser SharePoint experience. The simple configuration eliminates IT resource drain, as time spent configuring devices and training users is minimal," Guida said.

There are three versions of the product: SharePlus Lite, SharePlus Pro and SharePlus Enterprise. Enterprise users will be most interested in the latter which provides enterprise security options such as multi-factor authentication and the ability to remotely wipe a device of SharePoint content.

Pricing varies starting with the free Lite version. The Pro version is $19.99. The Enterprise version pricing depends on your requirements.

SharePlus is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.

For more information:
- see the Infragistics press release

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