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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.
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 18.104.22.168
8. The script logs the output to /var/log
9. Installs PHP7.1 and IONCUBE v10.2
10. Introduction of FileCloud CLI
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 22.214.171.124
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.
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:
-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
FileCloud’s apps for iOS and Android provide mobile access to your remote files on the go from your phone and tablets. You do not have to be close to your computer to access and share files with your team. It is simple, effective and easy to use. Our highly rated mobile apps provide powerful features in addition to remote access such as the local offline download of files, sharing, document preview and more. We have recently upgraded our apps with new features and UI that makes your filesharing experience faster and easier!
Download our apps here
Why Use FileCloud on Mobile?
With an influx of mobile devices in virtually every aspect of our private lives, organizations are embracing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). When sensitive business data gets in wrong hands, it can cause irreparable damage to your business reputation and key operations. FileCloud’s unique capabilities to monitor, prevent, and fix data leakage assure corporate data is protected across all your mobile devices.
- iPad multitasking support
With the ability to open two apps on the screen at the same time, iPad supports multiple forms of multitasking including fast app switching, which allows you to quickly jump between recently used apps. FileCloud now supports it along with full feature parity with iPhones
- Lazy screen loading
Normally when a user opens a folder, files and thumbnails are downloaded and rendered in a single go. For example, if an entire photo gallery is downloaded but the user leaves after only viewing the first image, then the result is wasted memory and bandwidth. Instead of bulk loading all the content, content can be loaded when the user accesses a part of the page that requires it. The result is faster launch times and less time waiting for contents to load.
- Multi-tasking support ( even for iOS 9 devices) helps makes it easier for users to use multiple apps side by side along with FileCloud – like the word to edit documents.
- Lazy screen loading only loads files and folders user is currently accessing which makes it load faster and give a better user access.
- Lazy loading also utilizes less memory at a time and makes the process much quicker.
The new version includes:
- Easier and clearer interactions All actions used to be crammed into the action bar, while now they are following a pattern that can be found in popular apps such as GDrive, Box, Dropbox…
- Our app follows material design guidelines
Material design framework works with all the Android platforms and is known for a flat graphical interface. Google’s new visual design framework is flat, elegant, and vibrant creating a unified Android experience.
- Long press to cut/copy/paste makes it much simpler to use and easier as many apps follow similar conventions and app user are familiar with this feature.
- Pull to refresh is much used in every app on the app store that involves browsing any sort of list. The user will perform this same pull-down and release action with his or her thumb when scrolling quickly through such a list without any fiddly button pressing.
Remote Access – Browse files and documents, download them locally, edit and upload them.
File Management – Create new folders, delete files and folders, and explore your remote files and folders.
Offline Access – Download files directly to your phones and tablets and access them offline.
Edit Office Documents – With FileCloud Mobile Apps, users can not only access all of the FileCloud files from anywhere but also edit, save back them into FileCloud from anywhere. In addition, users can create a new file, send it back to FileCloud and use it for collaboration among team members.
Office 365 – Integrate FileCloud’s Android & iOS mobiles with your Office 365 accounts. The mobile apps seamlessly sync with the documents edited on Office 365 to FileCloud. The documents that can be edited include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
View Documents – Access and view all types of documents on FileCloud. The Open With feature enables users to open any documents on custom applications.
Automatic Photo & Video Backup – All photos & videos residing on your mobile device can be configured to automatically back up on FileCloud. You will never be limited by the space on your mobile device. As soon as you take a picture or video, the files get automatically synced back to FileCloud with zero manual intervention.
Mobile Device Management – Admins can also remotely wipe or block mobile devices to prevent unauthorized access to FileCloud if a device is lost or stolen.
Total Security – For added security, users can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) using a Passcode in addition to the password.
Encryption In-Transit and At Rest – Industry standard AES-256 SSL is used for all network communications. Encryption of files at rest will allow all your files to be encrypted in your storage as well.
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.”
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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
- Open the Policies tab and select the policy (select the Global policy if 2FA needs to be default)
- Open the 2FA tab of the Policy
- Select “YES” to Enable Two Factor Authentication
- 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
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.
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.|
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.