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NetworkWorld Names FileCloud as a ‘Hot Storage Company to Watch’

FileCloud is named as one of the hot storage companies to watch by NetworkWorld after on a systematic evaluation that analyzed 50+ companies across many factors including product, leadership team, customer references, market fit, online voting, etc.

According to NetworkWorld: Why is FileCloud a hot storage startup to watch? 
“They (FileCloud) have a solid leadership team, an impressive and long list of on-the-record customers and they’re positioned in a fast-growing market sector that is still chaotic enough to offer newcomers plenty of room to maneuver.”

Here is the link to the full NetworkWorld article.

Another validation for FileCloud’s unique value prop!

In the larger context, this award is a validation of our value proposition to offer customers complete control and ownership of their data. Using FileCloud, customers can keep their data on an infrastructure of their choice across public, private or hybrid clouds. With the recent issues related to data control, ownership, and privacy over user data, our value proposition becomes even more critical to organizations like yours.

FileCloud has introduced many new features (as part of version 17.3) to help enterprises configure user settings, integrate branch office file servers, manage policies, compliance and deploy across any large organization. Innovations like these are the key drivers why more enterprises prefer FileCloud over the competition.

FileCloud offers the industry’s most powerful, secure enterprise file sharing solution. You can register for a free trial here.

One of the highlights – FileCloud is the only self-funded company on the list

 

A big thank you for your support and vote. Without your support, we wouldn’t have won.

FileCloud Announces Integration With Duo – Enhances the Security With 2FA

 

You’ve probably been investigating 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) more recently. With each new data breach in the news, you increasingly realize that security doesn’t end with strong passwords.

Two Factor Authentication,  also known as 2FA,  is a two-step verification method that requires a username/password and the second method of verification. Duo is a cloud-based SaaS service that can authorize 2FA across any organization. Duo simplifies the management of end users and their 2FA devices.This support allows FileCloud 2FA management via DUO for clients who already use DUO to manage their other enterprise applications.

FileCloud is trusted by 1,000s of organizations to store critical files and data. Since FileCloud deals with mission-critical business data, we consider security as the most important vector. FileCloud already offers 2FA through Google and mail authentication. With our new version of FileCloud, you can integrate with Duo to offer 2FA and enhance the security when users access FileCloud.  Duo adds an extra layer of protection to your FileCloud account.  Once enabled, FileCloud will require a passcode in addition to your user id/password whenever you log in to FileCloud.

What is 2FA?

2FA adds an extra layer of protection to user logins by combining the use of “something you know” (your login credentials and password) and “something you possess” (One Time Passcode).  Many consumer emails and online banking applications now incorporate this additional layer of account security. For most applications using 2FA, it is most common for users to retrieve a passcode from their cell phone, smartphone,  or another smart device in order to access their account.

While SSO is convenient for users, it presents new security challenges. If a user’s primary password is compromised, attackers may be able to gain access to multiple resources. In addition, as sensitive information makes its way to cloud-hosted services, it is even more important to secure access by implementing two-factor authentication.

Are text-based 2FAs enough?

The problem with 2FA is that often a distinction isn’t made between SMS-based 2FA, which sends a code to the user via text, and 2FA that requires a user to respond to a push verification sent to a specific physical device.

Text-based 2FA spreads out the potential attack surface. Instead of a code being sent to one place — like a purpose-built smartphone app or a separate authenticator device — it’s distributed throughout a set of services that might have their own vulnerabilities. A true two-factor authentication, the good kind, sends a verification prompt to one place: the device you’re holding in your hand.

Duo Security and how it works with FileCloud

We know that the most effective security solution is one your users actually use. Duo is an industry leader that provides users with multiple options to gain access to their account using 2FA. Duo’s 2FA solution only requires our users to carry one device – their phone, with the Duo Mobile app, installed. Duo Mobile is available for iPhones, Androids and more. Duo makes it very simple to protect many different apps due to their Auth API – as long as the apps support Duo. Once you have an Enterprise Plan of Duo, you can protect any sign-in process of on-premises and cloud apps.

FileCloud can be set up to use Duo security service to perform 2FA. After integrating Duo with FileCloud, users will need to install Duo app on their smart device which will provide them with the passcode. Users will, therefore, require using their ID, password and the passcode generated to log in to their FileCloud account. With this added security, your employees can collaborate and store files in this encrypted cloud drive, share data securely within the network or with outsiders, and much more.With the additional Duo 2FA enabled, your business data is protected at the highest possible security level with FileCloud.

Here’s how you can integrate Duo with FileCloud

  1. Add Duo Auth API

Get integration key, secret key, and API hostname using Duo -> https://duo.com/docs/authapi

Enter the information Admin Portal→ Settings→ Misc→Duo Security Tab under Auth API Security Settings and save.

  1. ADD Duo Admin API

Follow instructions at https://duo.com/docs/adminapi to get the integration key, secret key, and API hostname

Ensure it has the “Grant read resource” permission

Enter the information Admin Portal → Settings→ Misc→Duo Security Tab under Admin API Security Settings and save

 

  1. Open the Policies tab and select the policy (select the Global policy if 2FA needs to be default)
  2. Open the 2FA tab of the Policy
  3. Select “YES” to Enable Two Factor Authentication
  4. Select “Duo Security” for Two Factor Authentication Mechanism and save the policy

 

When users want to log into the VPN, it receives a request. The VPN communicates with Duo, which sends a request to the mobile device of the user – the second factor. When the user confirms on the second device, Duo communicates back to the VPN and only then the user is allowed access the network.

To know more about this feature and to learn how to integrate that with your FileCloud account, Click here 

FileCloud Unveils Enterprise Edition, Deploys Secure Collaboration and Storage for Large Organizations

  • Supports increased need for robust cybersecurity protection and compliance measures
  • Purpose built for organizations with 1000+ users
  • Allows businesses to keep their data on infrastructure of choice including public, private and hybrid clouds

FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today announced the release of FileCloud Enterprise Edition. Designed to enable IT administration, management and compliance across enterprise-level systems with over 1000 users, FileCloud Enterprise Edition simplifies data security in an increasingly cloud-based business environment.

“Managing secure collaborations across enterprise environments is critical and keeps many CIOs awake at night,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of FileCloud. “ With just a few clicks, FileCloud’s Enterprise Edition helps IT administrators configure user settings, integrate branch office file servers, manage policies and deploy apps across any large organization. Innovations like these are the reasons why enterprises prefer FileCloud over other consumer-oriented
collaboration solutions.”

FileCloud solves the challenge of losing control over intellectual property/information assets. Unlike other centralized file Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, FileCloud gives complete control over their data by allowing businesses to keep their data on any infrastructure of their choice including public, private and hybrid clouds. Mobile apps increase productivity and flexibility without needing to worry about data integrity. Shared documents synchronize and can be locked or shared with expiration dates and users can access remotely the same drives that are available in the office.

Enterprise Edition features and services include:

  • Mass Deployment: Deploy and configure a fleet of end user computing devices (desktop, mobile devices, and file servers) in a few click from a centralized management dashboard.
  • Remote Health Monitoring: Includes real-time monitoring of employee devices and actions with a detailed audit trail and delegation capabilities to prevent data loss and detect security threats.
  • Compliance: Enforce policies and regulatory requirements (supports GDPR, HIPPA and FINRA compliance) across employees. Also offers Federated search and eDiscovery capabilities to find sensitive data across the user base.
  • Professional Services: Offers a wide range of technical assistance in implementing large deployments successfully including, deep technical help in designing high availability, branch office integrations, clustering and multi-cloud deployments. Services also can help in configuring Single Sign-On and integrating with other systems like ActiveDirectory.

Penta, a global IT services company with offices in Switzerland, UAE, and Japan, mainly servicing financial institutions has deployed FileCloud to solve a number of business challenges. “One of our biggest challenges as an IT service company is to set up and manage corporate file sharing securely across hundreds of file servers, computers, and mobile phones,” said Shadi Jaber, IT Manager at Penta. “FileCloud has the right features and toolset that makes this easy.”

Many large organizations including Fiserv, NASA, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, and the City of San Diego use FileCloud for enterprise file sharing and collaboration. Try for free.

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.

Announcing FileCloud ServerSync – Synchronizes Files and Permissions From Local Windows File Servers With the Cloud

ServerSync Enables Cloud Access for On-Premise Windows File Servers

FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today announced that it is the first enterprise file services platform to integrate branch-office Microsoft Windows file servers with any IaaS cloud. This enhanced product offering, ServerSync, can replicate files and permissions on any local Microsoft Windows file servers and sync with the cloud to enable teams to store, share and access files seamlessly.

“Over 80 percent of businesses still run on-premise Microsoft Windows file servers to store their files,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO, FileCloud. “There is no easy way for team members to access these files remotely, greatly inhibiting the speed at which business can be conducted. With FileCloud’s ServerSync, customers can access their data locally from the file server and remotely from the cloud.”

Hybrid Cloud Approach Compatible with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS Cloud Infrastructures

FileCloud ServerSync enables a hybrid cloud approach that uses traditional LAN access when on-premise and cloud access when off-site, while allowing customers to employ their cloud infrastructure of choice—Azure, AWS, etc. Customers can migrate data without disrupting operations and synchronize on-premise file servers to the cloud without losing folder hierarchy or NTFS permissions. ServerSync also consolidates Microsoft Windows file servers across branch offices to the cloud and simplifies adding new branch-office file servers.

To provide remote access and collaboration of files stored on-premise, enterprises employ cumbersome strategies that rely on archaic VPN or EFSS solutions that force migration of files to cloud or require proprietary appliances. FileCloud ServerSync integrates with existing Windows file servers without the need for proprietary appliances or requiring migration of files to the cloud. By providing local access, FileCloud ServerSync removes latency, ensuring the highest performance while providing cloud flexibility, which is critical for collaborating on large files e.g. CAD files.

“FileCloud helps businesses modernize their IT infrastructure and adopt the cloud for digital transformation without disrupting their current operations,” said Venkat Ramasamy, COO, FileCloud. “Customers can leave their files on existing Microsoft Windows file servers while FileCloud synchronizes files and permissions between on-premise and the cloud. Our product simplifies the role of IT administrators by managing all files and permissions and handling the technical complexities of sharing.”

 

FileCloud Brings Browser-Based Editing and Coauthoring to On-Premises Microsoft Office Files

FileCloud Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner

We are excited to announce that FileCloud has officially joined the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program. As part of Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program, FileCloud will enable Office 365 business users to open, edit and save changes to remote Office files stored in FileCloud using a web browser. Importantly, users can co-author and collaborate on documents in real time on Office documents stored in FileCloud from anywhere.

Even today, when we claim ubiquitous Cloud adoption, billions of files are on-premise, behind a firewall. In today’s mobile-first world, employees and customers want to access, edit and collaborate on files from any device. Currently, 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 to integrate with Office 365 to offer a simpler solution. With this integration, users can remotely coauthor and collaborate on Office documents that are even stored behind a firewall.

Since its inception, FileCloud continues to break barriers and offers unique customer choices. FileCloud gives Office customers a seamless experience when working with Office documents regardless of how they are accessed or where they are stored.

“We are excited to be part of the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program and to use the Microsoft Office 365 capabilities for our customers across the globe,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe. “Browser-based editing of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel files, as well as working simultaneously on a document via co-authoring features of Office 365, will allow our customers to be instantly more productive and will be a great addition to many existing integrations we have developed for Office, including Microsoft Outlook and mobile apps.”

Even when files and workloads are rapidly moving to the cloud, the majority of organizations continue to store significant portions of their data on-premises. FileCloud offers flexible options where customers can pick a storage model (on-premises, the cloud or a hybrid option) that suits their business needs. With this new Office integration, FileCloud brings real-time collaboration and remote co-authoring to any file regardless of where it is stored.

Rob Howard, Director, Microsoft Office Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. said, “We are excited to have FileCloud’s participation in the Cloud Storage Partner Program to further extend the availability of Microsoft Office 365 to FileCloud’s users. It’s a unique integration that connects FileCloud’s technology directly to Office Online, so that customers have a great experience for reading and editing Office documents stored within their environment.”

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FileCloud Unveils ‘Breach Intercept’ to Safeguard Organizations Against Ransomware

FileCloud, the cloud-agnostic EFSS platform, today announced FileCloud Breach Intercept. The newest version of FileCloud offers advanced ransomware protection to help customers handle every phase of a cyberattack: prevention, detection and recovery.

FileCloud is deployed across 90 countries and has more than 100 VARs and Managed Service Providers across the world. Deployed by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms, including the world’s leading law firms, government organizations, science and research organizations and world-class universities, FileCloud offers a set of unique features that help organizations build effective anti-ransomware strategies.

Global ransomware damage costs are expected to total more than $5 billion dollars in 2017, compared to $325 million dollars in 2015. Ransomware is growing at an estimated yearly rate of 350 percent with business enterprises becoming the priority target for hackers. Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solutions have seen an increase in ransomware attacks with 40 percent of spam emails containing links to ransomware. Whereas public cloud EFSS solutions such as Box and Dropbox offer centralized targets for ransomware attacks, FileCloud’s decentralized private cloud reduces your company’s exposure to potential attacks.

“Anyone with access to a computer is a potential threat, and the cloud their personal armory,” said Venkat Ramasamy, COO at FileCloud. “Why rummage through hundreds of houses when you can rob a bank? Hackers target centralized storage such as Dropbox or Box rather than self-hosted FileCloud solutions. The freedom to choose the cloud platform that best meets the unique dynamics of each business is our line in the sand of competitive differentiation.”

Breach Intercept

Cyberdefense via customization

The best defense against a phishing attack is to make sure your employees can differentiate genuine communication from malicious spoofing. Hackers can easily spoof email from public SaaS products, which have a standardized, easily falsifiable format. FileCloud offers unparalleled branding and customization tools, allowing you to set your own policies, and design your own emails and broadcast alerts. Customized emails and UX significantly reduce spoofing risk as hackers can’t run a mass spoofing unless they have an exact copy of an email from one of your employees.

Granular controlled folder access

With FileCloud Breach Intercept, you can set different levels of access between top-level folders and sub-folders. Administrators can set read/write/delete/share permissions for any user at any folder level, and permissions are not necessarily inherited according to folder structure, limiting propagation.

Real-time content / behavior heuristic engine

State-of-the-industry heuristic analysis works to detect threats in real time and suspicious content and user activity will activate security protocols and prevent ransomware from taking hold. For example, if FileCloud detects a file posing as a Word document, the system halts the upload and sends an alert to the administrator, preventing propagation of an attack.

Unlimited versioning and backup to rollback

Unlimited versioning and server backup helps companies recover from any data loss accident, including ransomware. FileCloud can roll back not only employee files but also entire server files to any specific date and time before the attack.
FileCloud is available for immediate download from our customer portal. For more information or to download FileCloud Breach Intercept, please visit https://www.getfilecloud.com/ransomware-protection-for-enterprise-file-share-sync.

 

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!

 

Introducing Enterprise Search in FileCloud Version 15


Our vision is to build an intelligent enterprise collaboration platform that organizes your data across repositories and makes them universally accessible. When our vision is fully realized, the interface could be as simple as just a search box to which you can type or say your intent and FileCloud will bring relevant enterprise data, as quickly as possible to you. FileCloud will be smart enough to know the context, understand what you are looking for and provide right set of data.

Enterprise Search in FileCloud Version 15 – A Step Towards Our Vision

With FileCloud version 15, we are taking another step towards our vision by introducing enterprise search. FileCloud Version 15 makes searchbox more prominent by placing it at the top of the user home page. Having a search box simplifies navigation, you can find relevant files without browsing through many deep directories. We hope, as users find relevant content faster using a Searchbox, users will shift their behavior to search vs. navigating through folders. Here are some key highlights of FileCloud’s enterprise search.

  • Preserves Access control – Only displays results that match with user’s permissions, as determined by access control lists
  • Searches File Name and Content – Searches the search keywords in file names as well as in the actual content of the file and surfaces comprehensive search results
  • Shows Content Preview Snippets – Since FileCloud searches file content, filenames may not look relevant hence FileCloud gives a snippet with content that has the search key words
  • Caches Results for Better Performance – FileCloud saves previous search results to give faster response. Saves time for most users, since many of our queries are repeat queries that we search frequently. (users have a choice to refresh the search or just use the cache)
  • Centralizes Data – Provides a unified search to find content across data ‘my files’, shared and network files while honoring security policies
  • Supports Wildcard Search– If you don’t know the exact spelling, you can search by a few letters plus a wildcard character *
  • Offers Filters to Narrow Results – You can easily narrow down a large set of results by adding additional filters such as date and scope

Please refer FileCloud version 15 release notes for detailed list of all features in version 15.


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