April 20, 2018

Dell Technologies World.  We’ll Be There, Will You?

Join us at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas to discuss how to modernize your IT infrastructure with our secure content collaboration platform.

As a Dell partner, we are looking forward to participating in the upcoming Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas - a conference where IT professionals & business decisions makers can see, touch and discover products and solutions to enable digital transformation from the edge to the core to the cloud.

During the event, we will be discussing following topics:

·         How to mobilize Dell EMC storage with Axway Syncplicity
·         How to replace file shares to modernize infrastructure and reduce costs
·         How to gain anytime, anywhere access to all of your data from any device

To schedule your meeting with Axway click here

Our customers benefit from the significant ROI that a modern content collaboration platform brings to their organizations by increasing efficiency and agility -- work anytime and anywhere – while reducing costs.

Because Syncplicity does not restrict where data is stored, Dell storage customers can keep their data on-premises, in the cloud, or hybrid.  With Syncplicity  IT regains control and security over corporate data while providing employees with full and seamless access to information from anywhere, any times, and from any device.

Watch this video and find out why users love and IT trusts Syncplicity!

Make sure you visit Axway, booth #1650 to learn how we can help you modernize and mobilize your workplace with Syncplicity.  Schedule a meeting today or stop by our booth and get one of our statement t-shirts! 

To learn more about Syncplicity capabilities read: To compose your digital workplace, go modern.

April 18, 2018   |   by Kristie Conner

Spring Release 2018: What’s New

What’s new with Syncplicity? 

The Syncplicity product and engineering team has been busy building new enterprise features.  We continue to innovate across four pillars that drive value for our customers:

  • Innovative User Experience, the user
  • IT Modernization, IT
  • Advanced Data Protection & Security, Security + Governance
  • Ecosystem Collaboration, Developers

You'll see that the Spring Release brings some very exciting features that empower the entire Syncplicity ecosystem from administrators to users, but this release has a strong emphasis Innovative User Experiences (user) and Ecosystem Collaboration (developers).

Watch the webinar “Spring Release: What’s New with Syncplicity”.

Innovative User Experiences

Power + Usability

This spring, we released an improved desktop experience, one that is both innovative and powerful.  We have combined the strength of multi-folder sync (the ability to sync any folder on your desktop to the cloud) with the power to seamlessly stream files from the cloud to the desktop. 

With this release, you have the benefits of multi-folder sync like real-time backup, recovery from Ransomware combined with streaming files from the cloud without using storage – accessing millions of files without consuming storage.

Available on Syncplicity Windows App 5.4.0, not currently available on Mac. 

Folder Insights + Notifications 

With our new notifications users have more visibility into their folders and files than ever before.  With notifications and digest, that users can set for daily, weekly, monthly – users receive an update that summarizes activity.  At a glance – users can see what content has been shared, re-shared, changed and deleted.

Removing the guesswork.  These types of features help users in subtle yet, powerful ways from understanding personal collaboration activity to knowing who is responsive, to being alerted to changes in a file so that you can keep abreast of new content.

External Sharing
As we continue to evolve our sharing models, to address our customers’ need to provide users with secure sharing, external sharing is a top priority. We address three levels of sharing – Internal, Affiliate and External.  Now, users can easily view from Syncplicity online if their folder is being shared with an external partner, internal or if the folder has been shared by an external partner. This helps users manage external collaboration and sharing – helping avoid data leakage while giving IT more granularity over external sharing.

This features requires activation, please contact your Syncplicity Customer Success Manager.

Advanced Data Protection

Improved Security for Regulated Industries
For security conscious industries, we now offer client certificate based authentication for Syncplicity Windows App and the Syncplicity web client. This additional level of security supports using client certificates allowing mutual TLS/SSL authentication against Syncplicity storage. Only users with the correct certificate installed will be able to access corporate data.

This new feature ensures only trusted devices can access company data, providing heightened security. 

Customer owned encryption keys is also available in a controlled release for customers and prospects, giving you, the customer, ultimate control over your encryption keys, ensuring no unauthorized 3rd party can access your company files.

Application Whitelisting – Control Access to Syncplicity API
Prevent unauthorized applications from accessing data from Syncplicity.  Administrators have the ability to enable and disable application whitelisting and specify application keys to whitelist. Giving companies the control over what applications connect to Syncplicity and the ones to be blocked.I

Define specific capabilities for applications accessing Syncplicity.

Application Scopes
With this features customers can limit what API calls are made to the Syncplicity API. Applications Scopes provide control over Syncplicity’s APIs that an application can call, providing Enterprises complete security and control based on their security policies for external applications on each of the APIs.

Ecosystem Collaboration 

We are excited to announce our Developer Portal and our new Content API giving customers the power to create and innovate by building custom applications that solve your unique use cases.

  • Full exposure of Syncplicity API in Developer Portal
  • Addition of the Content APIs
  • Sample code
  • Interactive documentation

To read the blog, click here.

In addition, to the new Developer Portal we’ve released five new applications that customers can download from the AMPLIFY MARKETPLACE, click here.

  • Adobe Sign
  • Confluence
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Chrome Extensions

Thank you for your continued support.  To learn more please visit our support site for release notes.

The Product Solution, Management and Engineering Team at Axway Syncplicity  

April 18, 2018

Announcing the addition of Content APIs on Syncplicity Developer Portal

We are excited to introduce the Syncplicity Developer Portal!  The new portal includes an interactive console with everything you need to help facilitate and speed custom application development. From exploring the latest document for Syncplicity’s application programming interfaces (APIs) which include content capabilities and user provisioning to accessing sample code in Java, C#. With Syncplicity APIs, developers can make their applications content aware by accessing files for upload, download, create shared links. APIs allow both developers, technology partners and customers to easily create end-user applications or administrative applications connecting to customers’ Syncplicity accounts.

As a developer, the portal will provide complete access to everything you need to get started, upon creation of a developer account, you will instantly get access to interactive documentation, code samples, knowledgebase articles and a Syncplicity sandbox environment to test your application or just your API calls.  The site provides an easy to follow reference guide and prerequisites to help you get started.  One of benefits is instant help from a community of other developers and our team here at Syncplicity, including Product Management.

Build Custom Applications to Meet Your Business Needs

They Syncplicity APIs can help you address a wide-range of unique use cases based on your business requirements.  

As a Syncplicity platform user or an application developer, you can enable development of your content aware applications by using Syncplicity API set – building applications for end-users that streamline interactions with content and improve collaboration.  Giving business users new innovative ways to collaborate with internal and external teams.

  • Build an integration between Syncplicity and your application
  • Automate routine processes with Syncplicity
  • Customize Syncplicity for your organization

An example: Build an administrative tool to simplify user provisioning or an application to automate group and policy configuration

Our API platform takes care of the heavy lifting so you can focus on your business needs. Further, you can publish your new application on the AMPLIFY MARKETPLACE.  The AMPLIFY MARKETPLACE includes applications provided by Axway, the Syncplicity team, our customers and partners. Additionally, you can also find reference applications/connectors you can use.

Take a look at our new applications / integrations, to download click here.

  • Syncplicity for OneNote
  • Syncplicity Extension for Chrome
  • Adobe Sign connector
  • Syncplicity for Jira
  • Syncplicity for Confluence

Join our webinar, Spring Release 2018 to learn more about the Developer Portal, Content API and our new applications. Register to attend live or watch on-demand at a later date.

Enjoy!

Product Management

April 11, 2018   |   by Kristie Conner

The changing face of Enterprise File Sync and Share

The content collaboration platform (CCP) market, formerly enterprise file sync and share, is going through a period of rapid transformation. CCP is a key building block for digital transformation as enterprises look to modernize their infrastructure to power a modern, digital workplace. Some, CCP solutions are providing enterprises with a path to modernize their infrastructure and realize the productivity benefits of a secure mobile, digital workforce while ensuring data is stored securely and in line with changing data protection regulations.  True digital transformation requires unlocking unstructured data from within legacy infrastructure – home directories, group shares and making it easily accessible to enterprise users from any device, anywhere while offering security and a feature rich CCP solution.

For CCP solutions to truly enable digital transformation – businesses need to understand their infrastructure and security requirements and then map to the right CCP solution. Whether from an application or infrastructure perspective, CCP solutions will need to adapt to ensure their place as strategic and competitive tool for today’s businesses.  

The Digital Workplace
As businesses look to capitalise on the productivity benefits of modern technologies a key trend has been mobility and BYOD. CCP vendors continues to prioritise the “anytime anywhere” working model, enabling the digital workplace while giving senior-level executives peace of mind around security and governance. CCP providers that specialise in hybrid options allow businesses to easily align their data storage with their business needs – whether on premises, in the cloud, a private cloud or a combination of the three.

The digital worker requires seamless access to content “anytime anywhere” on any device regardless of where it resides in the enterprise, but they also require integration with popular user productivity tools like Microsoft Office 365.  Modern EFSS providers are not only providing the infrastructure for secure mobile access, but collaboration functionality that improves productivity.

Additionally, as cloud solutions play an increasingly large role, a progressive CCP solution will need to ensure that enterprises maintain flexibility, something that can be achieved through hybrid cloud solutions. Not all data is created equal and large, global corporations need the flexibility that comes with a hybrid cloud offering, allowing them to customize their environment, combining public or private cloud and on premise, without sacrificing usability.

An Infrastructure for Tomorrow – Security, Compliance and Data Protection

With uncertainty still surrounding data protection and compliance enterprises are operating in an increasingly complex environment. One such example is Privacy Shield that was recently approved to replace Safe Harbour. The one certainty is that businesses operating within Europe need to have a fine-grained understanding of what data they are collecting and the geographical regulations that apply to that data. To achieve this -- business are changing the way they evaluate new technology such as cloud, and how which their data is accessed and shared.

CCP can provide an answer. By providing a consolidated modern storage platform, CCP addresses the issues of distributed, costly and insecure legacy storage solutions, delivering a secure and compliant way to manage and store data. CCP solutions which enable infrastructure modernisation will also support enterprises in meeting the most stringent security, governance and IT administration requirements and avoiding costly fines for non-compliance.

And it’s not just being compliant that companies need to worry about. As more global enterprises become victims to ransomware attacks and business leaders become increasingly nervous, EFSS providers can support organisations with real-time backup, multi-folder sync features, retention policies and recovery plans.

What Next?
The CCP market is evolving to address an increasing number of business requirements to improve collaboration across the digital ecosystem and infrastructure modernization, while ensuring data is secure. Organizations are looking for vendors who integrate with office productivity solutions, like Microsoft Office 365 and connect to back-end content repositories to provide access to content that was previously not available unless you were behind the fire wall. Though integration, whether with applications or infrastructure, CCP can support the modernization of the workplace as a critical component to digital transformation in the modern business. 

To learn more read: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms.

April 8, 2018

How to Reduce the Impact of Ransomware & Shadow IT

With a growing tally of high-profile incidents, multiple warnings from European and US agencies on increased cyber-threats, and employees tempted to use collaborative tools to share information, causing Shadow IT, leaders across industries are under pressure to reduce risk from data attacks and prevent data leakage.

Register for the Axway Syncplicity webinar and learn how to reduce damages due to ransomware attack and gain control of Shadow IT using a secure content collaboration platform.

Let's Face It -- There is No Solution that Prevents Ransomware Attacks 
Some surveys unveil ransomware losses for businesses can average $2,500 for each incident, with businesses willing to shell out upwards of $50,000 to decrypt their data.

Ransomware appears between 6 key cyber threats most dangerous for organizations this year. Last year, was a plague of ransomware attacks, with targets including Britain’s National Health Service, San Francisco’s light-rail network, and big companies such as FedEx. Ransomware is a relatively simple form of malware that breaches defenses and locks down computer files using strong encryption. Hackers then request money in exchange for digital keys to unlock the data.  Usually, victims have no choice and often pay, especially if the material encrypted hasn’t been backed up.

Read 8 Tips for How to Prevent & Recover from Ransomware

Shadow IT is a real problem for IT Teams
The growth of cloud-based software, along with the continued outsourcing of enterprise data services, has led to an explosion of shadow IT problems for large enterprise. Now while Shadow IT sounds very malicious, it usually is innocently deployed. Most of the time, it is born within an organization simply because employees are trying to be productive. Hosting and moving files using an open consumer file sharing platform, for example, can lead to serious security risks. When employees and departments start ‘piece-milling’ enterprise software solutions together that are not approved by IT, sensitive client and internal data can be made susceptible to breach.

Learn more about why shadow IT is a problem

A Secure Content Collaboration and File Sharing Solution Can Help 

Axway Syncplicity is an innovative and robust cloud-based solution built on a hyrid-cloud archieecture that provides seamless and automatic access to files,shared folders with strong security features that make IT very happy.

Register for our webinar and learn all about Ransomware & Shadow IT prevention.

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