June 5, 2014   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure On Enterprise File Sharing

Terri McClure was tracking the OFS market when Dropbox was still in diapers. This ESG Senior Analyst knows what she’s talking about—and she agreed to share her knowledge and insights with us last week on a webinar that drew a crowd of more than 600 IT professionals.

Didn’t make it to the party? Don’t worry. Just because you missed the live event doesn’t mean you missed the show. We recorded her presentation and posted it online just for you. Check out New Trends and Essentials in OFS Deployment Models to hear Terri share her insights into:

  • The evolution of the OFS market for vendors and users
  • Emerging trends in deployment models
  • Factors driving the hybrid model
  • Proprietary ESG data and research

This insightful webinar will help you understand how the latest developments in enterprise file sharing and collaboration will impact your business. Click here to check out Terri McClure and New Trends and Essentials in OFS Deployment Models.

Also, check out McClure on Syncplicity by Axway: EMC file sharing is right on track.

February 18, 2014

InfoSec professionals - Do these help in securing Mobile Collaboration?

Ike got security.

"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."                                   
- Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower

With mobility screaming freedom, clearly, “prison” is not an option for your content. Information security, today, is more complex than ever. Complexity leads to brittleness resulting in less security, not more.  Instead of exacerbating the problem by walking you through hundreds of security controls we have in place, like many others, we plan to share with you three specific things we do differently that help you achieve more security. These are in response to the questions that we have heard you ask time and again, in a myriad of ways. 

I know my users love Syncplicity by Axway but:

  • Can I control where my content is stored without impacting UX?
  • What happens to security of my content once it leaves my shores?
  • Easy for users great. But is it easy for me – the IT guy?

Stop by our booth #2521 at RSA Conference:

  • See our responses to the questions above, in action
  • Tell us what you think
  • Sign up and take Syncplicity by Axway for a spin

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February 12, 2014   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

Connect, Reimagine and Transform with Syncplicity by Axway at Microsoft SharePoint

EMC Syncplicity by Axway will be exhibiting at the upcoming Microsoft Sharepoint Conference in Las Vegas, March 3rd through 6th at the Venetian Hotel and Resort. 

The theme for this year’s conference is “Connect. Reimagine. Transform”. The event will bring together IT pros, executives and developers to hear about the roadmap and new features from SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365. The agenda will be loaded with cutting edge content, hands-on labs, workshops, discussions, showcases, and networking events.  President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address.

Throughout the event, we will be on-hand to meet with you and share our enterprise-grade file sharing and mobile collaboration solution.  Syncplicity by Axway is dedicated to enabling mobile collaboration and secure access to content repositories without creating new silos.  

To find out  how EMC Syncplicity by Axway and EMC Isilon power your SharePoint strategy stop by our Booth #1630 and grab a waterproof case for your iPad.  

EMC Syncplicity by Axway Sponsors the Metalogix Best of Breed Showcase 

The program is designed to bring the top SharePoint solutions, technology, partners and industry influencers together to drive innovation and inspire SharePoint deployments.  The winners will be announced March 5th at the Best of Breed Showcase Gala.  Register to join Syncplicity by Axway for an evening of fun at the Gala.  

If you’d like to talk to one of our sales professionals at the conference, email us at sales@syncplicity.com to set up an appointment.

Join the conversation on Twitter with #SPC2014

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September 3, 2013

5 Ways to Transform How you Work

Syncplicity by Axway is being deployed in enterprises at massive scale. When we were first acquired Syncplicity by Axway, the user base and average size per account was increasing nicely. With the addition of on premise storage and many new enterprise features throughout 2013, we've seen a major leap in average deployment size. But it’s not just the sheer size of deployments that amazes me—it’s that file syncing and sharing is fundamentally changing the way large teams and organizations work.

Here are some ways... 

Access files anytime, on any device.
We depend on more devices than ever, and we need access to files on the go. Sync and share solutions make it easy…but not all of them are easy to use. Syncplicity by Axway provides access to files without having to drag-and-drop them to a special folder or upload them to a service. It provides access to the most recent file versions on all devices, with no extra steps.

Collaborate efficiently.
The most common collaboration system in use today is something wasn’t built for collaboration at all—email. It’s not secure, there’s no version control, and it’s difficult to keep track of documents. The truth is that collaboration is a continuous people-driven process, not a technology. With Syncplicity by Axway, sharing files is as easy as posting a picture on Facebook but provides the enterprise-grade security, version tracking, and file backup that people need.

Distribute files to a highly remote workforce.
For departments and project teams, the ability to distribute and update files is essential. For example, EMC uses Syncplicity by Axway to distribute presentations, sales training, partner enablement materials, and video assets. Our customers use it to share everything from product information in life sciences to standard operating procedures in manufacturing. Traditional portals aren’t good at file distribution; while it’s easy to post new versions of documents, users rarely keep current by downloading them, especially if they work from multiple computers and devices. Syncplicity by Axway streamlines this process and ensures that everyone’s files are up to date.

Send large files securely.
Files are getting larger—video, CAD, and even simple PowerPoints (our keynotes at EMC World were almost 100MB!). Email isn’t meant for sending large files, and FTP sites are complicated. Syncplicity by Axway recently added Secure Shared Links so you can send a file of any size from any shared folder with a simple click. You can also track who has downloaded the file and set permissions to ensure that it isn’t forwarded to competitors or other unauthorized users, which is critical for sales contracts, proposals, and other sensitive business information.

Protect your desktop documents and never miss a beat.
Most of us have desktop backup solutions in place but if your computer dies, how fast can you get back to full productivity? Syncplicity by Axway keeps files synched in real time, so when one computer goes down you can access your documents on a mobile device or instantly download them to a loaner machine.

The vast majority of business collaboration is free-flowing in nature and we need solutions that facilitate teamwork and enhance productivity. Enterprise-grade sync and share solutions, like Syncplicity by Axway, have evolved well beyond consumer-oriented features for sharing files, photos, and songs. They have become the new way we access, share, and collaborate across boundaries and have fundamentally changed the way we work.

May 14, 2013

Active Directory Integration Simplifies Syncplicity by Axway Administration

Syncplicity by Axway joins forces with the industry’s top two federated identity solutions: OneLogin and Ping Identity’s PingFederate to make it easier than ever to bring a secure, easy-to-use file sync and sharing solution to the enterprise. These integrations enable real-time, automated provisioning and de-provisioning of Syncplicity by Axway accounts based on centralized Active Directory changes.

Federated Identity Management with Syncplicity by Axway

Maintaining the security and trustworthiness of user accounts across an increasing number of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications quickly becomes a headache. Administrators must onboard and off board users across many applications with different consoles and management tools. Federated Identity Management solutions provide a secure infrastructure to do this easily.

  • OneLogin provides secure identity management, single sign-on and automated user provisioning solutions for organizations of all sizes via a cloud-based offering.
  • Ping Identity’s PingFederate delivers single sign-on and identity management via a behind the firewall, on-premise application.

With strong relationships with leading enterprise solution providers, Syncplicity by Axway delivers unmatched flexibility and control to the enterprise for online file sync and sharing. 

Easy Set Up for Cloud-based File Sharing

It’s easy to set up a new or existing Syncplicity by Axway account to be integrated with either OneLogin or PingFederate, depending on whether you need a cloud-based or on-premise identity management solution.

  1. Set up your Syncplicity by Axway Enterprise Edition account.
  2. Set up your OneLogin or Ping Identity account.
  3. Login to OneLogin or Ping Identity Add Syncplicity by Axway to your
  4. Set policies such as remote wipe, delete and deactivate settings in Syncplicity by Axway.
  5. Map Active Directory groups that will be automatically provisioned with Syncplicity by Axway accounts, as needed. 
  6. Roll-out Syncplicity by Axway to your enterprise.
  7. Automatically provision accounts in real-time in Syncplicity by Axway when users are added to specified security groups or organization units (OUs) within your Active Directory tree.
  8. Automatically, de-provision accounts in real-time in Syncplicity by Axway when users are disabled or deleted in Active Directory or moved out of your defined provisioning context.

Streamlined Account Administration and Security

With the OneLogin or PingFederate integration, changes to Active Directory accounts are automatically applied to Syncplicity by Axway accounts in real time without duplication of effort.  

  • Provision Syncplicity by Axway accounts to thousands or tens of thousands of users already managed in Active Directory.
  • Provide instant access to Syncplicity by Axway when a new user is created in Active Directory.
  • Revoke access to Syncplicity by Axway immediately when a user’s account is deactivated or deleted in Active Directory.
  • Provision Syncplicity by Axway to specific groups like marketing or engineering directly from Active Directory.
  • Roll out Syncplicity by Axway progressively to groups or organization units defined in Active Directory.
  • Mapping Syncplicity by Axway account provisioning to Active Directory groups makes it easier to manage licensing and resources.
  • Remote wipe automatically when an account is deleted in Active Directory, permanently removing files from all connected devices.
May 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Syncplicity by Axway!

wOK, it’s not actually our birthday. But EMC World 2013 is the first anniversary of Syncplicity by Axway’s acquisition by EMC.  A year ago this week a team from Syncplicity by Axway was on a plane to Vegas enroute to their indoctrination into the EMC family, live on stage with IIG President, Rick Devenuti.

It was a whirlwind day, and it hasn’t let up since! But as we forge ahead into 2013 and beyond, it’s fitting to take a moment and reflect on what a difference a year makes!

A Year of Accelerated Innovation

Early on, critics said innovation would be slow. On the contrary, EMC Syncplicity by Axway is introducing new features to customers every 4 weeks. Here are just a few highlights:

September: Enhanced Enterprise Grade IT Control with Data Retention Policies, Mobile SSO for iOS, and centralized Folder and Device Management

October:        Industry’s First Mobile Push Sync for iOS

November:    Syncplicity by Axway Connector for Documentum Beta

December:    Industry’s First Mobile Push Sync for Android, and Mobile SSO for Android

January:        Storage Choice and Control with EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos Storage Beta, and new User, File, Folder, and Device Audit and Usage Reports

February:     New Windows 8 Phone and Tablet Apps

March:           Syncplicity by Axway Enterprise Edition featuring EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos Storage GA, Documentum Connector GA, and Integration into EMC Direct and Channel ordering processes expanding distribution opportunities.

April:              New Dynamic Online File Browser and Windows 8 Live Tiles and Semantic Search


Raising the Bar on User Experience

In the tireless pursuit of providing a frictionless experience, we have big plans such as our new Windows 8 Apps

But we aren’t stopping there. Check out our new Online File Browser. It’s fast. It’s beautiful. And it’s designed for real business use cases. We’ve made it easier for you to share folders with external collaborators and recover files by showing deleted files inline. Bye Bye, trash can!

Latest and Greatest: Hybrid Cloud for Sync and Share

In March we introduced our hybrid cloud, giving customers the ability to choose public cloud or private cloud storage via EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos.  This week we announced upcoming support for EMC VNX, giving our customers even more storage choice. 

Now, storage is fantastic but what about the content you are storing? After all, not all content is created equal.

We’ve got you covered there too. Enter: EMC Syncplicity by Axway Policy-Driven Hybrid Cloud. EMC Synplicity’s solution will allow IT to set policies for users, groups, and folders that determine where files are stored. And if they want them on premise, they stay on premise. Non-sensitive content could go in the public cloud, while other files remain in a specific data center. Large files like videos and CAD design documents could be replicated globally to optimize performance.

Speaking of providing unprecedented choice, we are excited to announce Syncplicity by Axway’s integration with EMC ViPR.  ViPR’s software-defined storage layer will give us a way to deploy features across numerous storage solutions and deployment models more nimbly making it easier for EMC ViPR customers to configure their storage environment without having to reconfigure EMC Syncplicity by Axway.

This has truly been an amazing year and the exciting part is that we are just getting started!

Jeetu Patel

March 6, 2013

Seamless File Sharing for Windows 8 New UI



NewsFeedWe love the speed and fluidity of the Windows 8 New UI and have taken full advantage of it with the new Syncplicity by Axway app for Windows 8 devices. Now, you can add Microsoft Surface and all other Windows 8 devices to your supported device list for enterprise file sync and sharing with confidence.      

 

 

A New Home Page on Microsoft Surface

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Get acquainted with the Syncplicity by Axway mobile app for Windows 8  from our new, optimized home page. We make it easier than ever to share a file, access updated files, check storage, and find favorites from your Syncplicity by Axway home page. Use the Share charm to instantly share a file using Syncplicity by Axway. Like our app for Windows Phone 8, we’ve added optional pin code access for extra security on your device.

 

Built for the Enterprise

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Yes, our apps are easy and fun to use. But, make no mistake, they are enterprise grade through and through. Syncplicity by Axway mobile apps support single sign-on (SSO) authentication, mobile security policies, and Syncplicity by Axway IT controls, including remote wipe. IT administrators have complete visibility into what’s shared and what resides on the device. Plus it’s platform agnostic—and runs equally well on x86 or ARM-based devices.

 

Check out the video for a demonstration of the new Synplicity App for Windows 8!

Download the new Syncplicity by Axway App for Windows 8 today and let us know what you think!

The Syncplicity by Axway Team

March 5, 2013

Syncplicity by Axway App for Windows Phone 8: Add the Windows Phone to Your Approved Device List!

We’ve tailored the new Syncplicity by Axway mobile app to make you and your Windows Phone 8 more productive and more secure. Get the new Syncplicity by Axway Mobile App for Windows Phone 8 to work and
collaborate on any of your files anytime, anywhere.

Easy to Use File Sync and Sharing

Files

It’s here! Syncplicity by Axway is now available as a native Windows Phone 8 app, optimized for fast and secure access to your business content.

  • View your Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from your phone with automatic sync across all devices and shared folders.
  • Share your files with individuals and groups by SMS, email, or copy and paste a link.
  • Star any document as a favorite for offline access from your Windows Phone 8.
  • Protect your files with on-device encryption.
  • Pin Syncplicity by Axway to your Start screen with a Live Tile for seamless file sync and sharing.

 

Full Compliance and Smart Controls

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Give employees a choice when it comes to secure mobile access. Add Windows Phone 8 to your approved device list without sacrificing security or compliance. Syncplicity by Axway mobile app for Windows Phone 8 brings all the policies and rules set by IT in Syncplicity by Axway to the files and folders on your phone.

  • IT controls include account deactivation and remote wipe add ensure compliance.
  • End-to-end encryption protects files in transit and at rest.
  • Single sign-on support for SAML 2.0 or federated ID.

 

 

 

Check out the video for a hands-on demonstration of the new Synplicity App on the Windows Phone 8!

Simplify secure file sync and sharing for your business by downloading the Syncplicity by Axway Mobile App for Windows Phone 8 today and let us know what you think!

Come back and visit us here soon to check out our brand new app for the Microsoft Surface Tablet!

 

The Syncplicity by Axway Team

February 6, 2013   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

New Syncplicity by Axway Reports Improve IT Visibility and Compliance

Five new reports give Syncplicity by Axway Administrators greater transparency into enterprise-wide file sync and sharing.

Have you ever needed to…

  • Audit a user, file, or folder for security or compliance reasons?
  • Monitor compliance against your organization’s acceptable use policy?
  • Understand network resource utilization by Syncplicity by Axway?
  • View historical trends of storage utilization across your user base or for a specific user?

Five new pre-built reports that help you answer these questions and more.  

Who’s Using the Storage?

View storage or bandwidth by all users, active users, disabled users, or individuals to better understand consumption patterns and distribute IT costs.

  • Identify power users and share their tips and tricks with other groups to increase adoption.
  • Distinguish between active and inactive files, active and disabled users to adjust policies.
  • Inform planning, policy and purchase decisions by spotting usage trends.
  • Download user details to charge back costs to departments.

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Who Touched that File?

Audit a user, a folder, or a file and see who had access from what device and what they did.

  • Help users retrace their actions and find or restore a folder or file.
  • Meet compliance requirements for tracking changes and access to a file or folder.
  • Protect critical company files with a view into actions taken on special documents.

Show Me the Data

Don’t just look at the data, work with it! Export any of the reports into a CSV file that is automatically saved to your administrator Syncplicity by Axway Reports folder. A folder that is, of course, synced for access from the cloud on any of your devices.

We’re excited about these new reports. Login to your admin account today and check it out. What other reports would make your life easier?

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