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AvePoint Enables File Sync and Share Capabilities for Microsoft SharePoint 2016 with New Release of Perimeter

The latest AvePoint Perimeter release supports SharePoint 2016, provides mobile editing for Microsoft Office documents, controls external user password policies, external sharing control based on metadata, and user or group-based sharing

Jersey City, New Jersey — November, 2016 — AvePoint, the Microsoft Cloud expert, today announced the general availability of AvePoint Perimeter Service Pack (SP) 7. The new release of AvePoint’s SharePoint file sync and share solution features full support for SharePoint 2016. Organizations can now take advantage of Microsoft’s latest on-premises and hybrid collaboration platform while providing users a resource for secure external sharing.

AvePoint Perimeter allows organizations to empower end users with mobile SharePoint access and secure collaboration with external users while ensuring content security through robust administrative controls. In addition to SharePoint 2016 support, new features in AvePoint Perimeter SP 7 include:

Mobile Editing Support for Microsoft Office Documents: With this release, AvePoint Perimeter’s applications for iPad and Android tablets support document editing – allowing end users to edit shared documents using their mobile devices with Office Web Apps in the same way they would within their desktop Internet browser.

Password Policy Management for External Users: AvePoint Perimeter administrators now have the ability to define and mandate password requirements for external end users accessing the external portal, enhancing security by ensuring that users employ strong passwords.

External Sharing Control Based on Users and Groups: IT administrators can now create and manage rules to restrict external sharing options for users within the company. Restrictions can be set for users, Active Directory (AD) groups, or SharePoint groups, and determine what permissions a user can grant when externally collaborating. This allows administrators to granularly control sharing for users, departments, or groups in order to keep confidential documents better protected.

External Sharing Control Based on Metadata: AvePoint Perimeter now supports control of external sharing based on document properties – including file name and type. IT administrators can create rules that enable or disable external sharing globally for all Perimeter-enabled libraries. This allows organizations to prevent inappropriate or accidental sharing of sensitive information within the organization’s SharePoint environment.

“SharePoint 2016 provides a variety of security benefits to organizations that have never been introduced before,” said Paul Olenick, Director of Product Strategy, AvePoint, Office Servers and Services MVP. “However, organizations still need to place the same type of security on their sharing with external users as they do on their internal systems. With the latest release of AvePoint Perimeter, organizations can provide end users a simple way to collaborate with external parties while also helping their IT administrators ensure the security of the content being shared.”

The latest release of AvePoint Perimeter is generally available today, November 3, 2016, for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013. For more information on the platform and product features, please visit our website.

About AvePoint

AvePoint is the Microsoft Cloud expert. Over 21,000 companies and 9 million cloud users worldwide trust AvePoint to accelerate the migration, management, and protection of their Office 365 and SharePoint data. AvePoint’s integrated cloud, hybrid, and on-premises software solutions are enhanced by 24/7 support and award-winning services. Organisations across six continents and all industries rely on AvePoint to ease transition to the Microsoft Cloud, increase IT administrator productivity, and satisfy governance and compliance objectives.

A three-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Application Development, Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, and Collaboration and Content, and a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, AvePoint is privately held and backed by Goldman Sachs.

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