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New FileCloud 19.2 Release – Smart DLP, Content Classification, Azure Blob Storage Support and More

Data privacy regulatory landscape is changing fast. More and more countries are enacting their own data privacy regulations similar to GDPR. Organizations are facing a new reality where they need to comply with an array of data security privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA, UK’s Data Protection Act 2018, and NZ Privacy Act) in a short period of time. Keeping the evolving future in mind, We are bringing major new FileCloud functionalities like Smart DLP, Smart Classification and SIEM Integration to make your content compliance and governance easy.

Smart DLP

Our simple, flexible, rule-driven Smart DLP system securely prevents data leaks from end users and can save enterprises from huge compliance fines.

Smart DLP Rules

Smart Classification

Our Smart Classification engine automates your PII/PHI/PCI Discovery. Find personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), payment card information (PCI) and other sensitive content quickly.

Content Classification Rules

SIEM Integration

FileCloud now integrates with enterprise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools. This new capability allows system administrators to monitor FileCloud alerts and audit events (What, When, Who and How) in one central place for ease of security management and complete protection.

Azure Blob Storage Support

Our vision is to make FileCloud – the most powerful cloud-agnostic enterprise file services platform that allows organizations to access, share, sync, search and govern organization data. This new release brings Azure Blob storage support to FileCloud making Azure as a first class citizen in our platform. It is a significant milestone in reaching our vision. With this new integration, FileCloud allows organizations to access, share, sync, search and govern organization content stored in Azure.  This integration will greatly benefit organizations in Azure ecosystem and companies who rely on Microsoft products and services.

In addition to the major features, the release includes hundreds of product improvements and security fixes. You can find complete release notes here.

Customer-centricity is one of our core values and our product roadmaps are driven by your requests. As such, we ask that you keep your feedback coming. We’re very proud of this update, and we hope that it comes to serve you well.

Why FileCloud is the Best Solution for Sharing Files

We are Super!

Regardless of what line of business you’re into, the chances are that you have to share files with colleagues and clients from time to time. We all know the stress that comes with a large file transfer. If you are sending a large file via email, it can take forever to upload, and even when it does the file is prone to getting corrupt before it reaches your recipient.

FileCloud offers a cutting-edge solution for file sharing and collaboration. Our platform comes with lots of features that every organization (whether big or small) needs. Whether you are looking to share files, manage your team, or make your work more secure, look no further.

Here are some reasons why using FileCloud is an excellent choice.

Send Large Files and Enjoy Unlimited Storage

One feature that differentiates FileCloud from other file sharing platform is that we do not place any limits on the size of files that you can share. Therefore, you can focus on working and increasing your productivity without worrying about file size restrictions.

All you need to do to upload files on FileCloud is to drag and drop them. Email attachments are a thing of the past. With FileCloud, you can create a link to a file or folder and send it to anyone you want to share the file with via email or chat. Clicking the link would instantly give them access to the file even if they don’t have to sign up to FileCloud. What’s more, you can limit how much access recipients have to the shared files – whether they can only view it or also download it.

FileCloud does not just give you access to share files of any size, but we do not have any storage limits when you use our cloud storage platforms. This allows you to save and share all your vital documents without having to prioritize between them. No need to spend thousands on storage when you can it will cost you a fraction of that to save your files with FileCloud’s cloud platform. Alternatively, if you have an in-house server, FileCloud allows you to make the most of it.

Remote and Easy Access

FileCloud provides a hassle-free and flexible way for you to share and access files remotely. Our advanced file sharing protocol allows you to share and access shared files from people in any part of the world. You can choose to access files via the web, a mobile device, or even desktop sync. FileCloud works seamlessly regardless of the operating system you are using – Windows, Mac, Windows, or Android. This ensures you get access to all your important documents even when you are out of the office or away from your computer.

That’s not all, you can preview files right on your browser when you are using FileCloud because our platform supports different file types. This goes a long way to help you save time and avoid downloading the wrong files. FileCloud’s activity logs allow you to see who has accessed particular files. This ensures you can manage your team effectively and ensure no one is accessing files that they shouldn’t. FileCloud shares a notification every time a file is uploaded or downloaded on your cloud platform. Also, users can leave comments on files. This ensures that you do not miss any critical updates, and the work in your organization progresses smoothly.

Stay up to the Minute with Instant Synchronization

FileCloud gives you an updated version of shared files at all times. This ensures you are on the same page with your colleagues and clients. Whether it is desktop sync or on the cloud, with FileCloud, synchronization is super-fast even when you are dealing with large files. You can also choose which files to sync.

Iron-Clad Security

We all know about the security risks associated with sharing files on the cloud. FileCloud is dedicated to security. We have advanced management controls and security protocols like full end-to-end encryption, anti-virus scanning, and endpoint device protection. This gives you iron-clad protection.

With FileCloud, you can share confidential documents security without any chances that they’d fall into the wrong hands due to security lapses. You can even protect your shared links with a password to limit the people that have access to it. Also, you can set an expiration date for each link that you share.

Complete Control over Your Platform

FileCloud gives you full admin control over your cloud platform or in-house server network. You can put your company’s brand at the forefront, so it is what your clients and employees see when they try to access your platform.

The FileCloud user interface is pretty intuitive because we understand the importance of user experience (UX). There is no steep learning curve to get through before you understand how things function. You can show your workers and clients the ins and outs of FileCloud within a few minutes.

Additionally, the FileCloud admin dashboard gives you powerful tools to manage your users. You get to access analytics information like usage trends, the location of your users when they access the platform, and more. You can also monitor your workers, create custom workflows, and create audit reports without any stress.

Affordable Pricing

Although FileCloud provides some of the best features among all file sharing platforms, our prices are more affordable than our competitors’. This is because we understand that cost shouldn’t supersede providing unmatched service. We have a pricing structure to suit every type of business, both startups, and multinational firms. Once you sign up with FileCloud, all your clients get free accounts – no matter how many clients you have. In effect, you only have to pay for the accounts used by your employees. Amazing, isn’t it? You do not have to settle for substandard service due to cost because FileCloud has got you covered. We give you the best return on investment. When you pick FileCloud, you choose to work with the best, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Author : Rahul Sharma

Common Mistakes to Avoid With Online File Storage and Sharing

The cloud has become the standard for file storage and sharing today. There are many advantages to using the cloud. Millions of individuals and organizations across the world depend on the cloud to complete tasks and operate smoothly. However, there are also issues including security risks which can compromise the safety and efficiency of your cloud environment. In this article, we’ll look at some common mistakes that you may be making when storing and sharing your files online.

1. Failing to Upgrade Security on End-Point Device

We all know the importance of choosing a secure cloud storage platform, and we often focus on this while neglecting the security on end-point devices. This can be risky because if your device is not secure, the moment you download a file on it, there is a window for hackers to get access to that file.

It is relatively easy for individuals or small organizations to ensure the security of their devices. You simply need to have everyone in your organization install good anti-virus software and keep it updated. For large organizations, it can be costly (in terms of IT man-hours and licenses for anti-virus software) and time-consuming.

The best way to guarantee absolute security for online file storage and sharing in your organization is to choose a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) like FileCloud. You can choose to use our cloud storage platform or integrate FileCloud VDI into your in-house server and have your own Dropbox-like file storage and sharing platform. But it gets better, with FileCloud VDI, your employees work in a virtual environment. This eliminates the chances that your files will be compromised by poor security on end-point devices. What’s more, this is a more affordable option and it will be easier to maintain the security of your data center. FileCloud comes with a range of security tools including

2. Giving Too Many Users Admin Privilege

There is a saying that “too many cooks can spoil the stew.” Yes, this is true and you don’t have to be a master in the kitchen to know that this also applies to online file storage and sharing in an organization. The simple fact is that if too many people manage your cloud platform and have access to admin settings, there are greater chances that one of a clash in their roles. For example, one user with admin privilege can inadvertently change some vital security settings on your cloud platform, and this could put your files at risk.

One way to solve this is to limit admin access to only top excutives and IT experts in your organization. Another option is to use VDI. VDI platforms like FileCloud give you full control over the file sharing and storage processes in your organization. The level of proviledge that each indivdual gets is determined by the person’s role in your organization. You can choose to give particular people admin priviledge, you can also lock files to prevent anyone from downloading or editing them. FileCloud even allows you to access File Analytics and Reports so you know who is doing what and accessing particular files on your platform.

3. Downloading Data from a Protected Platform and sharing it via an Unprotected Route

Collaboration is the lifeblood of every organization. Every day, different people may have to work on a set of documents. Therefore, there is an exchange of data among them. It often happens that one person can download files from a cloud storage platform and choose to share it via email or even create a shared link and send it via Skype or any other communication platform. Yes, this is a convenient way to promote collaboration but it is very risky in terms of security. Hackers could access the data while it is in route or get the shareable link and go through your files.

You could make it a company policy that files are only shared via a secure cloud platform. You could also opt for a VDI platform like FileCloud which is designed with a focus on collaboration and security. FileCloud encrypts your files when they are in transit and in storage. Also, the platform is fitted with a range of tools to promote collaboration including allowing users to leave comments on files and sending notifications when a shared file has been changed.

4. Accessing Your Files from an Unprotected WiFi

We’ve all been faced with the need to access sensitive files while away from the office. Maybe you were at the coffee shop or even visiting a friend and you decide to log into your work storage platform to access particular files and quickly complete some pending work. This is understandable, but it is highly riskly. By accessing your company’s storage platform via an unprotected WiFi you’re essentially inviting hackers in. And as we have seen from hacking incidents in recent years, this could have some serious consequences.

One of the top reasons why more-and-more organizations are choosing VDI is to avoid this scenario. With FileCloud’s VDI, the safety of your company’s files is never at risk even if you access your work platform via an unprotected WiFi or you use someone else’s computer to work. This is because files are actually never downloaded; all the work happens on the VDI platform. FileCloud keeps your files protected at all times using multiple security mechanisms such as encryption, ransomware and anty-virus scanning, and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

Conclusion

There are many other mistakes that are frequently made in regards to online file storage and sharing. However, we have highlighted the four points above because they appear to be the most common ones.

What all of this shows is that cloud storage is not enough for enterprises. The ultimate solution is shifting to VDI. In the past, one of the things that kept companies from choosing VDI was cost. However, things have changed today. FileCloud has different pricing strategies to accommodate companies of different sizes. Whether your company is just starting out or you are a behemoth, we have the perfect VDI package for you. You can even choose to integrate FileCloud VDI into your existing cloud platforms like Amazon WorkSpaces or Microsoft Azure.

Author : Rahul Sharma

Why FileCloud is Ideal for Accessing and Sharing Files in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

It is clear that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is part of the next frontier of business solutions. The ability for workers to access files from anywhere and on any device can go a long way to boost productivity and reduce costs. While cloud storage platforms and server networks may provide something similar, VDI offers more features.

Now, the big question is, how do you leverage VDI to optimize your business without compromising on security, accessibility, control, and cost? The answer is FileCloud. The fact is that no other File Collaboration platform for VDI offers as much versatility as FileCloud. We give you full control over our software to manage your data. The result is unprecedented adaptability and next-level solutions.

Why Choose FileCloud?

Flexibility: At FileCloud, we understand that one size does not fit all. For example, the file sharing requirements for the VDI setup that a huge finance firm may require is bound to be very different from what will suit a small law firm.  While the former may opt for hosting FileCloud on-premises to create an in-house cloud sharing platform, the latter may choose to allow FileCloud host their data or run FileCloud on third-party cloud platforms like Amazon WorkStation to cut cost. This is why we allow you to select the right file sharing with your VDI model that will suit your business. From choosing whether to self-host to picking the pricing structure that best suits you, everything is in your hands.

Accessibility and Security: Most enterprise solutions make users choose between accessibility or security. At FileCloud, we understand that both accessibility and security are highly important and one cannot be sacrificed for the other. Therefore, FileCloud is compatible with virtually all end-point devices whether you are running Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS or Android. FileCloud support Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, and more so you can preview files before downloading them regardless of the format. When working on FileCloud, your documents are automatically synced across different platforms. You even have offline access to your data.

We provide full encryption of files – both during transit and while in storage as well as antivirus and ransomware protection. In recent years, some of the top enterprise cloud data storage platforms have been compromised by hackers. However, the high level of security on our file sharing platform for VDI ensures that you will never be a victim of data breach.

When using FileCloud, there is no hassle when uploading large files. We give you tools to prevent data loss like backing up and restoring files, remotely wiping out data or restricting access and also restoring files that may have been deleted accidentally. What’s more, updating apps can be done directly from the data center rather than individually on each device. This is not only more simple, but also less cumbersome for your IT staff.

Seamless Collaboration: Collaboration is the lifeblood of every business, and we understand this at FileCloud. Therefore, we provide a range of tools to support seamless collaboration. For example, you can lock files to prevent changes and also track file activity to keep track of changes. You can also automate processes using a simple ‘If this then that (IFTTT)’ model. There are no limitations to the potential for collaboration when using FileCloud.

If you want to host your desktop remotely without going through the trouble of setting up a remote desktop service (RDS) or if you want to make your remote desktop available to multiple users at the same time, VDI is your best option. With FileCloud, you can customize the desktop applications that each user has access to. Everyone does not have access to the same desktop. This means you can limit the apps available based on each person’s role in your organization.

FileCloud the #1 file collaboration platform for VDI does not only limit IT admin overhead cost but can also boost productivity. Imagine there is a severe snowstorm and most of your workers can’t make it to the office. Nonetheless, you have a deadline that can’t be extended. With FileCloud, productivity is guaranteed because bad weather or emergency trips will not prevent your workers from performing their duties. Your workers have to pick up any device, access your work desktop, and pick up where they left off.

FileCloud also gives a new definition to the bring your own device (BYOD) policy. With VDI, you can reduce cost by allowing users to bring their own devices to work without compromising on security or having them go through the process of installing new software.

Full Control: FileCloud gives you complete control over your data. You can choose to integrate with your existing servers. You also get to choose which users have admin privileges as well as the ability to manage connected devices, access analytics information and full audit logs of the files in your network. This means you never have to worry about employees getting access to restricted data. You can also keep track of the activities of your employees by checking usage trends to ensure that everyone is performing their role in the organization.

Customization: The customization options that FileCloud offers are unmatched. We offer multi-language support. What’s more, you can customize everything about the FileCloud platform including the domain name, login pages, messages, and more. This means you can enjoy the best VDI service, file sharing solution in the world and at the same time boost your brand visibility.  That’s not all the customization options that we offer. If you are on a slow network, you can adjust the sync rate to match your bandwidth.

Conclusion

If an organization is akin to the body of a living being, then FileCloud is like the brain. With our file platform for VDI, you can coordinate the functions in different aspects of your organization, ensuring that each worker has the tools needed to do his/her job.

FileCloud is easily the number one File Collaboration VDI platform in the world. We do not only give you better prices, but also a lot of features that you will not find on any other File Collaboration platform.

The future of your organization rests on the File Collaboration VDI platform that you choose. If your migration to VDI is fraught with challenges, it can make you rue the decision. This is why you must work with a trusted File platform for VDI. Choose FileCloud for the best VDI and File sharing experience. Author: Rahul Sharma

Install and Upgrade FileCloud in Linux With A Single Script

 

Installing software works differently on Linux. Instead of visiting a website, you will need to get it from repositories with its package manager. This sounds complicated but is actually simpler. FileCloud made it much more simple to install/upgrade it on your Linux system. All you have to do is run a script and the script will automatically fetch the OS disregard of Debian or rpm version and will install/upgrade the FileCloud instance.

Installer

This Installation will include
1. Supports from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, RHEL 7 and CentOS 7, Debian 8(Jessie)
2. EOF in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 and Below
3. Comes with GUI
4. Automatic Installation of SOLR, PREVIEW, CRONJOB(Only GUI Configuration is Required)
5. Includes LibreOffice version 6.0.2.1
8. The script logs the output to /var/log
9. Installs PHP7.1 and IONCUBE v10.2
10. Introduction of FileCloud CLI

Upgrader

1. Single Script upgrader
2. Logging Enabled
3. Database backup and Webroot Backup
4. Comes with GUI Upgrader
5. Automatically installs FileCloud CLI if not present
6. Upgrades LibreOffice to 6.0.2.1

Note: If your FileCloud Instance is running on Ubuntu 14.04 or Older versions you will need to do the following steps to upgrade it to v18.1

* Install a new FileCloud v18.1 Instance on Ubuntu 16.04
* Migrate the Database and the Manage Storage path to the freshly installed FileCloud Instance.

 

FileCloud CLI

Starting from v18.1, FileCloud is introducing a new CLI tool for Linux Distros: filecloudcp

filecloudcp will help you to find the current version running on the server, check for updates, and you can upgrade your FileCloud instance from command line itself

filecloudcp will have the below usage:

# filecloudcp

usage: filecloudcp

-v | –version : Show the current version of FileCloud installed
-c | –checkforupgrade : Checks for FileCloud Upgrades
-u | –runupgrade : Upgrades FileCloud Version
-p | –resetpassword : Performs FileCloud Admin Password
-h | –help : This message

For more details on the installation and upgrade process visit  FileCloud

Announcing FileCloud Product Update (Version 17.3)

We have just announced our next version of FileCloud (version 17.3). The new update includes hundreds of new features, improvements, and bug fixes. The release notes page contains the complete list of features and bug-fixes in this release.

This update is available for all licensed FileCloud customers. Please refer to our upgrade notes for the steps to upgrade.

Key Features:

  • ServerSync – Cloud File Server Enablement

    • Modernize Infrastructure: Synchronize your on-premise file servers to the cloud without losing the folder hierarchy and NTFS permissions.
    • Enable Hybrid Cloud: Provide traditional LAN access when on-premise and switch to cloud access when outside.
    • Migrate File Server to the Cloud: Migrate Windows file servers to FileCloud with no major migration process.
  • Global Search

    Administrators can now search across all of their users’ content from a single access point. FileCloud’s search not only searches file and folder names, but also content within the files. In a world where regulations are becoming stringent, FileCloud’s Global search will help you meet regulations such as FINRA and GDPR.

  • Centralized App Management

    Administrators can monitor the health of all the instances of FileCloud mobile apps, Sync and Drive desktop apps across all your users. Administrators can push configuration, download logs and execute commands on FileCloud apps remotely, simplifying the management of large deployments, directly from FileCloud’s Admin Portal.

  • More Sharing Capabilities to Desktop Apps

    Users can share files with a specific user or set password while sharing from Outlook Add-on, FileCloud Sync or FileCloud Drive.

  • User Policy Management

    Currently, many settings are set globally or overridden on a per-user basis, which is hard to manage across hundreds of users. To simplify the user policy management, we are introducing the concept of ‘policies’ – a collection of rules and settings that can be applied to a specific user or sets of users.

  • WaterMarking

    FileCloud can automatically add customizable watermarks to all document previews. Whenever user previews any document, they will see the watermark text embedded in the preview.

  • Features to Comply with GDPR

    We are announcing a set of features in this FileCloud update (17.3) to help you meet European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is one of the strictest regulations passed to protect consumer privacy. It impacts any business that handles EU residents’ data and the data protection rules become enforceable from May 2018.

    Additional resource: FileCloud documentation has more details on the GDPR related features.

  • Integrates with Microsoft Office 365

    In today’s mobile-first world, employees and customers want to access, edit and collaborate on files from any device. Users can’t remotely co-author or edit Microsoft Office files that are behind a firewall, unless the organization moves the files to a cloud storage service such as Dropbox, OneDrive. FileCloud has joined Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner program and integrates with Microsoft Office 365 to offer browser-based editing and collaboration. With this integration, you can remotely coauthor and collaborate on Office documents even if they are stored behind a firewall.

Click here for the release notes, which contains the complete list of features and fixes.

FileCloud Cited in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms

Austin-based CodeLathe, the maker of FileCloud — a leading enterprise file sharing, sync and backup software — has received an honorable mention in Gartner’s July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms.

Gartner defines Content Collaboration Platforms (CCP) market “as a range of content-centric platforms enabling secure file productivity and content collaboration for individuals and teams as well as supporting the creation of a modern digital workplace…” According to the report, “Content Collaboration Platforms are the evolution of the EFSS (Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing) destination products and address digital workplace enablement strategies.”

FileCloud offers a rich set of features that are well beyond the basic file sharing and synchronization features. FileCloud enables content-driven collaboration among teams, business workflow automation, brand office synchronization, full-text search, and many hybrid scenarios that involve a mix of on-premises and cloud infrastructure.

“Unlike most of our competitors, who are focused on expanding usage of their own repository, our vision is to build a unified enterprise file services platform that offers Content Collaboration across Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds,” said Venkat Ramasamy, COO of CodeLathe. “World renowned organizations like NASA, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, and US Army Engineering Laboratory use FileCloud to organize their files. We feel it validates our unique vision and the value we bring to the market.”

FileCloud differentiates itself from other popular enterprise file sharing and sync products by offering complete control over data, unparalleled branding options, variety of deployment models, and easy integration with existing corporate repositories and IT systems. FileCloud can be deployed as on-premises servers, private clouds and public clouds from AWS or Azure marketplaces. These deployment options help organizations select a right cloud model for them and adopt cloud at a pace that is right for them.

FileCloud is used by Fortune 500 companies; Global 2000 firms; world’s leading law firms; city, state and federal organizations; world-class universities; and renowned science and research organizations. FileCloud is deployed in over 90 countries and has more than 100 VARs and Managed Service Providers across the world.

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Announcing FileCloud 15 – Team Folders, Enterprise Search and Facebook Style Notifications to Make Organization Wide File Sharing Easy

The function of good software is to make the complex appear simple – Grady Booch, Creator of Unified Modeling Language (UML)

We are super thrilled to announce the launch of FileCloud 15.  It is a monumental release with big bang feature sets. With FileCloud 15, we have completely reimagined every aspect of the document sharing process. We have fine-tuned the user experience and functional architecture in every step of our design process to make organization wide file sharing simple, intuitive, and secure. Contrary to public perception that a system can’t have both a strong data security and an uncomplicated design, FileCloud 15 has introduced team folders, which offer simple file sharing yet with ironclad security.

Our Team Folder implementation is the best in the industry for organization wide file sharing. You don’t need to take our word for it. Please register for a free trial and check it out for yourself.

FileCloud 15 also boasts a powerful enterprise search, Facebook style notifications, completely redesigned user dashboard, @mention support, new outlook and sync app, mass deployment support, share analytics, and php7 support.

Here is the summary of major capabilities offered by FileCloud 15.

Team Folders Support – Organization wide file sharing made easy

A collaborative team environment and powerful knowledge sharing tools are important for building effective teams in an organization. FileCloud’s Team Folders make knowledge sharing seamless by offering collaborative folders that organizations can use to share and manage documents among team members easily.

Team Folders can be shared with everyone in the organization or with a sub set of people grouped by function or any other criteria (Ex: Marketing, Finance, Head office). Team Folders can automatically sync content across team members’ devices. Further, Team folders can be shared beyond organization boundaries and be extended to vendors, partners, and customers.

Many of our competitors in the EFSS market use waterfall permissions model in their Team Folder Implementation i.e. Team members have the same permission level in sub folders as they do in the top level folders. This kind of rigid sharing model doesn’t fit the majority of enterprise’s information sharing needs and increases data leak risks. On the contrary, FileCloud’s Team Folder system offers a granular sharing model for folders and subfolders i.e. Administrators can limit team member access to any sub folder independent of top level folder permissions.

The objectives of FileCloud’s Team Folders system:

Centralized Content Management: Instead of creating multiple individual file shares among users, Team Folders facilitate organizing files and folders in a centralized place.
Easy Provisioning of Users, Files, and Folders: Provision new users quickly with access to specific files and folders through team folders. Similarly, grant immediate access to new files for all relevant users by uploading the file to the right team folder.
Granular Control of Folders: Team Folders and their sub folders can be given granular permissions for users with Read, Write, Share and Sync access.
Manage Selective Sync: Admins can select specific team folders and enable or disable sync permissions on an easy to use user interface.
You can read more about How to use FileCloud Team folders for organization wide file sharing in our admin documentation.

Enterprise File Search – A single text box to rule them all

The ultimate goal of any enterprise information management system is to make it easy for users to find their content. We have delivered that goal with our new powerful enterprise file search. When enabled, FileCloud Search ingests and indexes every piece of content irrespective of where the content is stored (Managed Storage, Network Shares, and S3). With FileCloud 15, users don’t need to navigate the directories to find the content. They can just simply type what they are looking for and FileCloud Search will find the relevant documents in a matter of seconds.

FileCloud Enterprise Search is the big first step in our journey to build the industry’s most powerful, intelligent, context aware enterprise search system that will make content discovery dead simple for end users. Please see FileCloud Enterprise Search in action below,

Brand new user dashboard  – Access relevant files at your fingertips

FileCloud 15’s completely redesigned user dashboard makes sure all the relevant files are just one single click away for users. Using the new dashboard, users can create shortcuts for frequently used folders. The dashboard also presents the recently accessed files and the recent activities for quick access.

 

Facebook style notifications on user and system activity

Facebook style notification is a powerful UI design pattern to present contextual information. This UI design pattern helps end users to grasp the changes happening in their network quickly. With FileCloud 15, we have implemented a similar notifications design that allows users to quickly glance and grasp what is happening in their files, shares, and the FileCloud system.

Share Analytics –  Share Activity, Number of activities and Last Access time

FileCloud 15 brings powerful share analytics and insights for end users. Now users can see their popular files, last access time, and number of views and downloads at one place. This new functionality is great for sales organizations, startups, marketing, and legal departments. Further, share activity gives detailed information on Who did What action, When, How, and from Where (location).

Brand New Outlook Add-in

FileCloud Outlook Add-in is widely used by our customers. With FileCloud 15, we have further improved the capabilities of FileCloud Outlook Add-in. Now the Add-in offers the same advanced sharing options as our web interface. Users will now be able to decide between public and private shares, set password, share name, share permissions, expiry date, and much more. For more details, please check the FileCloud Add-in information presented in our admin documentation.

 

Web Browser upload progress bar improvements

FileCloud 15 brings a new browser upload widget that shows the upload progress and remaining files in queue. Ability to look at progress is great when uploading multiple files or a large file. See below new upload widget in action.

Speedup Network Folders  with NTFS permissions – Turbocharge your access speed

One of the unique selling propositions (USP) of FileCloud is that it enables access to existing file shares while enforcing the NTFS permissions in place. Many of our enterprise customers utilize this functionality and share files directly from their existing file shares. With FileCloud 15, we are speeding up the access performance 3-5 times especially in large file shares with thousands to 100K files. Please go to Settings –>Network Shares and “Enable Caching for NTFS Permissions”. Memcache is a prerequisite to enable this functionality.

Updated Sync app with new management UI

With FileCloud 15, we have refreshed the UI of the FileCloud sync client, and made several product improvements and bug fixes. The new sync client enables users to navigate different configuration options, activity logs, and settings screen easily.

Mass Deployment Default Configuration Support for Sync, Drive and Outlook Add on

Mass deployment support is one of the popular requests from our bigger customers. FileCloud 15’s mass deployment support helps enterprises in rolling out FileCloud desktop clients across enterprises easily. With this current release, Administrators can set default configuration values (Server URL, user profile, http proxy info, and etc.) for FileCloud desktop clients across the enterprise.

For more details on mass deployment support and default config values please refer to our administrator guide.

Seeding functionality for quick loading of files into Managed Storage from Local and S3

In recent times, many customers are moving from Box and Egnyte to FileCloud. To make these file migration tasks easier, FileCloud 15 now supports importing files (Pre-seeding) to user accounts and team folders. This will also help onboarding users easily in large enterprise deployments where user home folders and file servers are used for file sharing. To find more information on how to pre-seed files please refer to our admin documentation here.

Support for PHP 7.0, Ubuntu 16.04, New MongoDB Driver

FileCloud 15 brings support for php 7.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 to deliver better performance and increased security. It also requires a new MongoDB driver to function.

NOTE 1: UPGRADING FROM AN OLDER FILECLOUD VERSION– Unlike our previous updates, FileCloud 15.0 is not available through the Admin portal and upgrading requires some additional steps. Please follow the upgrade instructions provided in this link.

Integrated FileCloud Windows Installer with Content Search, Document Preview and Helper

We are also releasing a new windows installer for FileCloud Server. The installer now includes installation of content search, document preview and FileCloud NTFS helper modules.  With the new installer, it will take less than 10 minutes to completely install FileCloud server on Windows servers.

Apart from the major features listed above, FileCloud 15 offers tons of significant product improvements, bug fixes, and enhancements. Please find the complete FileCloud 15 release notes here.

FileCloud 15 is a big step in our vision to build the world’s most powerful, unified file services platform that organizes enterprise data, enhances collaboration and productivity while providing iron clad data protection. We are happy with what we have delivered. We hope you will like it too!

 

FileCloud Online Launches an All-In-One File Share, Sync and Backup SaaS Offering in a Challenge to Dropbox and Box

New enterprise file sharing offering from CodeLathe enables SMBs to save over $10000

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 18, 2016 – CodeLathe, a leading provider of unified enterprise file services platform, today launched a new software as a service offering that brings file sharing, sync, endpoint backup and enterprise search all into one service. This new offering enables businesses to consolidate all their file sharing, sync and backup needs to one solution. FileCloud Online is offered at a compelling price point ($96 per user/year) compared to the pricing of Dropbox and Box ($180-240 per user/year).

FileCloud Online subscription starts at $480 per year for 5 users and comes with 1 TB initial online storage. Additional user licenses can be purchased for $96 per user per year. FileCloud Online offers 100 GB storage for every additional user.

FileCloud Online differentiates itself from other popular enterprise file sharing and sync products by offering the following unique benefits:

  • Free, Unlimited Client Accounts – Unlike competitors, FileCloud Online offers free, unlimited client accounts for external vendors and partners.
  • Unparalleled Branding Options – FileCloud Online offers custom domains, custom login page, email templates and TOS, all free of cost.
  • Data Residency – FileCloud Online allows customers to choose the region of their choice for file storage.
  • Site Replication – FileCloud’s unique site replication technology allows customers to replicate the complete online site to a local server for reduced latency, fast access, disaster recovery and high availability.
  • Sandbox Architecture – Our unique site sandbox architecture isolates every customer site from other customer sites for maximum security.
  • Built-in Ransomware Protection – FileCloud Online offers industry’s first file content heuristic engine to protect files from ransomware attacks.

We have looked at the following products: Dropbox, Box, Owncloud and Egnyte. The reason we chose FileCloud over the other products was the combination of the following features: File Sync and Share, Endpoint backup, Active Directory Support, SSO, Outlook Integration, Mobile Device Management, Access and Monitoring Controls. These were all features we wanted in one product, and FileCloud was the only one to have them all – said Dimas Rosario, IT Director of Kawa Capital Management.

FileCloud Online is hosted in a secure, world class data center infrastructure designed for 99.99% availability. FileCloud Online also lets customers store their data in the region of their choice, starting with Germany, Ireland, Sydney and Bombay to satisfy any data residency requirements.

FileCloud Online is a no brainer choice when it comes to choosing an enterprise file sharing and sync solution. FileCloud Online offers SMBs both EFSS and Endpoint backup in one service at a compelling price point. For a 100 user deployment, SMBs can save over 10K and get excellent ROI when compared to other cloud based EFSS products. That’s quite a savings for SMBs – said Amar Kanagaraj, CMO of CodeLathe.

FileCloud Online Availability

FileCloud Online is available for immediate subscription. Please visit https://www.getfilecloud.com/ for more information.

FileCloud is the fastest growing enterprise file share, sync, and mobile access solution. FileCloud is used by thousands of organizations around the world including Fortune 500 companies, governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and managed service providers. FileCloud can either be self-hosted or subscribed to as a SaaS service, giving customers the flexibility to pick a cloud deployment model that is perfect for them. FileCloud is widely recognized for delivering 5X more value than the competition – in addition to file sharing and sync, the FileCloud base product includes endpoint backup, data leak prevention (DLP), unparalleled customization options, HIPAA compliant auditing and powerful workflow capabilities.