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FileCloud 18.2 is Now Available on Apple iOS App Store – SSO, Multitasking in iPad, Files App Integration

Your enterprise mobile apps matter…

According to a study (source: Bluecoat) which looked at 15,000 different enterprise cloud application apps and 108 million enterprise documents:

  • 12% of the documents examined in the survey contained regulated or confidential information, such as source code and legal information. One such document can result in a violation under HIPAA or GDPR privacy regulations, damaging your reputation and costing you millions via a penalty.
  • Enterprises use about 20 times the number of cloud applications than they estimate. You need to secure all these applications and apps while maintaining a productive work environment.

… and we want to make sure you get the best!

We recently released our updated FileCloud iOS app on the App store, and we have introduced some new features which will make your filesharing app experience more secure, easy, and productive.

 

Single Sign-on (SSO) support

We’re excited to announce the launch of Single Sign-on (SSO) support in our FileCloud iOS App. By configuring SSO, you can use your identity provider of choice to authenticate your employees’ access to FileCloud. Once configured, your employees can use the same credentials to access FileCloud that they currently use for other internal systems. This is both more convenient for your employees and a more secure best practice for your organization.

In App Edit

Need to edit a document? There’s no need to download it, save changes, and upload a new version to the cloud. With FileCloud, you can edit your Microsoft Office documents quickly and seamlessly by launching Office apps from the FileCloud app.

Browse Folders and Files in Gallery View

Browse through folders easily and preview folders/files with a gallery experience. You can quickly preview files without opening them in a full-blown application. Select any file and press the spacebar. The file will open in a simple preview window. Press the space bar again to dismiss the preview. The built-in preview supports most file formats for documents, images, video, and audio. In the preview, you can scroll through your documents or seek through your video and audio. Load any file, ranging from large images to Microsoft Office documents, onto your device – it’s faster and easier than ever before.

Advanced iPad multitasking

Users can run FileCloud app in parallel with other applications on the iPad, making work faster and more efficient. Whether it’s editing a PowerPoint presentation or drafting an email, multitasking is a feature that will be useful when you are using iPads.

 

A quick summary of all the major new features:

  • Easily manage your files and documents without having to sign in with a separate user ID and password. This saves time and improves efficiency
  • Create, edit, and manage new files on your phone with a single click from your FileCloud app
  • Drag and drop files from third-party apps to FileCloud app, thus making the process quicker and easier
  • Create new files in Office and other productivity apps, saving them directly to the FileCloud server
  • Native integration with the Files app
  • Upload files from the Files.app (iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) as well as other apps to FileCloud
  • New option to view in Safari for files and folders
  • Advanced iPad multitasking
  • View your privacy policy, terms of service, and help documentation without leaving the app

 

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10 Things To Consider While Evaluating an Enterprise File Sharing Solution

 

 

Going by recent trends in the EFSS ecosystem, it would be safe to conclude that technologies are progressively evolving and getting more complicated. There are now many vendors with numerous complex offerings, plus a myriad of tools to power different enterprise functionalities. While some have specialized in certain processes, other solutions come with multi-layered features. Only a handful are flexible enough to cater to almost any business model.

And that explains why most organizations are now relying on multiple services from separate vendors. The average enterprise is now leveraging 1,427 different cloud services, and the average employee is typically running 36 distinct services at their workplace. And that includes using separate file sharing solutions simultaneously.

Pretty solid, and some may argue that variety is the way to go. But, while it may have its benefits, one major disadvantage overshadows it all. It essentially beats the whole logic of optimizing enterprise efficiency. 30-45% of the resources dedicated to such solutions is ultimately wasted, and organizations fail to achieve an effectual central system that is adequately aligned with their core operations.

That leaves CIOs with only one option- adopting a single comprehensive enterprise file sharing solution, and subsequently implementing it across their entire organizations. Well, the major downside to this process is the fact that may not be a simple undertaking. Choosing a solution itself could prove to be a nightmare because, as we’ve previously mentioned, the industry is now quite extensive.

A poor Enterprise File Sharing Solution could set you back. A perfectly suitable one, on the other hand, will substantially boost all your operations. And we know what this means in the enterprise world, right?

So, to help you in the selection process, here are 10 factors you should prioritize on when selecting:

 

  1. Delivery Model Flexibility

Functionality flexibility is undoubtedly one of the main, if not the chief reasons why organizations are shifting to EFSS. So it makes no sense going for a service that is cannot be easily upscaled and downscaled

 

Review your organizations projected growth, and extrapolate it to include computer resources. Then subsequently compare this with different services, and focus on solutions that can effortlessly adapt to changing needs in real time.

 

  1. Certifications and Standards

EFSS solutions that adhere to recognized quality and standard guidelines demonstrate a distinct compliance with industry best practices. This is basically one of the most reliable ways to identify the safest bets you can proceed with.

 

For example, if you’re particularly concerned about security, you might want to check out providers accredited with renowned certifications like ISO 27001.

 

  1. Vendor Lock-In, Migration Support and Exit Planning

How is the EFSS suited to your current processes? How easy is it to transfer files and integrate it into your organization?

 

Even when the EFSS offers adequate migration support, you should additionally factor in vendor lock-in and exit planning. Consequently, you’ll be able to eliminate services that could prove to be problematic in case you may prefer to switch to a competitor solution in the future.

 

  1. Performance and Reliability

For a service that the entire organization will run on, you definitely cannot afford to compromise on performance and reliability.

 

To evaluate this, review providers’ SLAs for the last 6-12 months. And since downtime affects even the industry leaders, the subsequent reactionary measures should also count. Proceed only with a service provider who has implemented and adequately documented proven disaster management measures.

 

  1. Automation

Automating mundane and routine tasks substantially minimizes manual intervention, which ultimately boosts system and overall enterprise efficiency.

 

So it’s advisable to not only review EFSS according to functions that can be automated, but also the flexibility of the entire automation process. An ideal service should allow automation adjustments in line with your specific system architecture.

 

  1. Pricing Structure

For an industry that is exponentially growing, you’d expect competition to regulate the  pricing of EFSS. But, surprisingly, many providers are still way off the mark.

 

Compare different services and proceed with one that is reasonably priced, with costs that are only derived from specific features you leverage. And remember, reasonable pricing doesn’t necessarily mean cheap.

 

  1. Security

Compared to previous years, the number of CIOs worried about cloud security is reducing, with 25% as of 2017. But, it still remains the number one concern, despite upcoming revolutionary security features.

 

To guarantee the safety of your organization’s data, choose a service that extends past the standard server encryption and point-to-point SSL encryption.  Military grade double factor encryption, for instance, would be excellently suitable for sensitive data.

 

  1. Server Location

Each country has its own set of legislation on data governance. In the US, for example, the Patriot Act grants the federal government adequate powers to fully access any data if it’s considered relevant to national security.

 

In addition to ensuring that a service provider is transparent enough to disclose server location, choose an EFSS whose servers are governed by laws that wouldn’t be detrimental to your organization.

 

  1. Simplicity

The concept of cloud and enterprise file sharing is fairly complicated. But that shouldn’t be translated to basic service functionalities.

 

Even when it’s holistic with an extensive range of features, a good EFSS service should come with a simple interface that can be figured out within minutes by an average employee. The CIO should also be able to adequately comprehend the whole architecture and integration process. This not only minimizes training costs, but also eases adoption and reduces the chances of problems in future.

 

  1. Data Control

This may seem obvious and pretty straightforward at the beginning, but keenly reviewing SLAs from numerous service providers might reveal some shocking details on data control. Some of them do not explicitly grant exclusive data control rights. Your data, for instance, may be retained within some EFSS servers after deleting and migrating to a competitor service.

 

Therefore, it’s critically important to understand how your data will be managed and corresponding user rights. The most suitable solution, of course, should be one that completely respects data privacy by granting you full data control privileges.

 

Conclusion

Using these evaluation factors, a good place to start would be Filecloud. Feel free to get in touch for any clarifications about our enterprise file-sharing services.

 

 

Author: Davis Porter

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

Access And Share Your Files On The Go With FileCloud Mobile Apps

 

 

 

 

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.

What’s New?

iOS

  • 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.

Key Takeaways 

  1. 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.
  2. Lazy screen loading only loads files and folders user is currently accessing which makes it load faster and give a better user access.
  3. Lazy loading also utilizes less memory at a time and makes the process much quicker.

 

Android

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.

 

Key Takeaways

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

Basic Features

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.

 

Our brand new mobile apps are now available! You can download the apps for free from the Apple Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android

 

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.”