July 10, 2018   |   by Kristie Conner

AMPLIFY Syncplicity - Summer 2018 Release

Over the last few months the Syncplicity team has released new features to improve the end-user experiences, aligning to our one key pillars of Innovative User Experiences and Advanced Data Protection. The new features released can help organizations to improve productivity, increase collaboration and have been important milestones for paving the path to future releases.  

On July 11th we are hosting a live webinar to highlight and share new features.  To register or for more details click here.

New Search feature (Restricted Availability)

The new Secure Enterprise Search feature, our secure enterprise search, brings search capability to security conscious customers while not overexposing you to increased security threats and compliance risk. As an example, a competitor, has had a search feature available but it exposes their customers to risk by storing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in their US Public Cloud regardless of where the customer and user are located. It also indexes the first few pages of characters of every document and stores it in the Public Cloud.

Our Secure Enterprise Search feature is being rolled out in phases starting with this Restricted Availability phase for customers in the US Privacy Region (Orchestration). Full text search will be available for customers storing files in US Cloud only. In subsequent releases, we will offer it in the EU Cloud and then on-premises.

How Search works?
If you are looking for a file or a folder, it can be cumbersome without a search facility. Using our powerful new search capability, users can now search across their entire Syncplicity account- across all files and folders - using keywords and phrases to find the content they are looking for. Using the web browser, users can perform both simple and advanced searches with the ability to narrow the search results based on filters. The powerful search engine searches not only filenames and file metadata, it also searches for text within the files (full-text search). Text search will only return results if the files are stored in the US Cloud.

Please note, to enable this feature please contact Support.

Search requires that we surface file metadata like the filename, which could contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII is the foundation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) established to ensure that companies protect EU citizens’ PII and can comply with EU citizens requests to be forgotten.

As part of our next phase, when we will offer Search in the EU Cloud, all metadata is stored in the EU providing customer value by ensuring PII stays within regional boundaries and helping companies maintain data sovereignty.

In the future we will also offer the Search capability with the option of storing the indexes on-premises.

New version of Windows Desktop v5.5

We continue to improve the user experience on the desktop. Now users can get insights on the status of synchronization of files on their desktop. This is also known as “Sync Status”. When working with files on Desktop, users rely on the “green” checkmark which indicates that latest versions have been synced, that the latest version is available to others and across all screens of the user. Sync Status now allows users to understand the state of their content synchronization on their desktop, giving users an easy way to see what is being synchronized and what is not, and then providing a course of action for resolution. If a user cannot resolve their synchronization issue, they have the option to download the log and send it to IT or Syncplicity to help in its resolution.

Watch the Video

New version of Mac Desktop v5.5

With this new version of our MAC client, we have support for streaming files from the cloud (SyncDrive). This feature has proven to be compelling for users and teams sharing large folders and files with their teams and with external partners. Users can now also have offline access to files and folders when on the go with additional controls for files in the cloud including favorite files and folders. This allows users without network connectivity to have the ability to view and edit files while offline.

Creating Office documents from Web with Office 365:

We have further improved our integrations with Microsoft Office 365 in the ability for users to initiate creation of Office documents from their Syncplicity account on Web. This feature is an addition to the existing integration for viewing and editing as well as concurrent editing support from the web.

Customers can leverage their existing O365 subscription to create office documents:

Word (.docx)
Excel (.xlsx)
PowerPoint (.pptx)

The 'Create file' icon is displayed only when:

Microsoft Integration is Enabled for user and owner
 User has write access to the folder
 User is inside a folder or sub folder

On document save/auto-save, the file is stored in Syncplicity.

Watch the Video

Enhanced Folder Insights and Notifications on the Web
With the last release, users gave us great feedback regarding the need to provide additional visibility and notifications about who re-shared my content? What was deleted this week? Your personal digest will have the answers for you.

We have further enhanced this functionality, users now have more visibility into their folders and files with notifications and a digest (daily, weekly, monthly – users select) that summarizes activity. At a quick glance see what content has been shared, re-shared, changed and deleted. Additionally, we have added personalization on notification settings based on folders. Some of the personalization includes:

Navigation directly to the file or folder from the digest email
The ability to remove duplicate file/folder events
Personalizing of colors and layout

For free and trial accounts, we have limited number of emails that will be sent to a user’s account

New version of iOS now available with integrations to iOS Files app:
As many of you are getting used to using your files app on you iOS devices, you can now access Syncplicity files right from the native files app on your iOS devices. Additionally, you can take advantage of the native resolution support for better user experience and optimized layout taking advantage of the screen size on iPhone X and other iPhone and iPad models.

What can I do with Syncplicity from the native files app? You can now…

Browse files
View files
Download files
Copy files
Create folders
Delete files and folders
Search in Syncplicity for files and folders

For those of you waiting for the next version of DataHub, here it is…

We just released v3.7.12 of DataHub (DH) which offers:

Timestamp Preservation

Maintains original file timestamp when copying/migrating file to/from Syncplicity
Previous DH versions updated file timestamp every time file is transferred by DH

Support/Upgrade URL Updates

URLs in DataHub that reference back to Syncplicity/Axway for support and product updates

As a refresher, here are the benefits of DataHub:

Compose a digital workplace quickly and easily:

  • Migrate or connect to external data whether it’s on legacy storage systems, enterprise content management (ECM) or a cloud storage service.
  • Remove data silos and give employees anywhere, anytime desktop and mobile access to all their digital files.
  • Migrate, copy and sync files with zero coding:
  • Automatically migrate, copy and bi-directionally synchronize files between external sources and Syncplicity.
  • Connects to over 30 data sources, from legacy file shares, ECM systems, to cloud based enterprise file sync and share solutions.

Additional Resources:

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

November 20, 2017

Time to bridge MFT and Content Collaboration Platform

BY SCOTT LEWIS, SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT & SOLUTION MARKETING, AXWAY

Gartner has stated in its recent Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms (read the full report here) that 80% of large and midsize organizations in mature regions will have deployed one or more content collaboration platform (CCP) products.  Gartner defines CCP as a range of content-centric platforms enabling secure file productivity and content collaboration for individuals and teams as well as supporting the creation of a modern digital workplace. It is the evolution of the EFSS (Enterprise File Sharing and Synchronization) products.

Now this is not meant to be lesson on CCP and MFT but let’s step back and look at both and why there is a value in bridging the two.

CCP solutions address the use cases of people sharing and collaborating very well with other people be it within an organization and with customers, partners and suppliers.

The focused is placed on ease of use and universal access from any device, anytime, anywhere to optimize collaboration with other individuals.

On the other hand, with Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions the use cases are driven by business processes typically between systems of record which are event and scheduled driven. Premiums are places on automation, monitoring and security. Think “locked down back office processes”. 

There is definitely a “better together” scenario if we can bridge MFT with CCP we could open up many new use cases that we have not been able to support before.

Been there, done that but failed
In particular, MFT vendors tried to include file sharing and human based file transfer use cases into their offer. They delivered Frankenstein like products that end users basically refused to use as they were not finding the simplicity they desired. Also, patterns and use cases are so different that it was also creating performance issues on the MFT side. But the intention is still valid, to achieve maximum efficiency and to address hybrid patterns within the organization, IT need to deliver MFT and CCP and expose them as consumer like services to end-users.

Solution is not replacing one with the other
Whatever solution that tried to replace other - MFT by EFSS or EFSS by MFT was just doomed to fail. Both serve a vital purpose and bridging the two properly opens the door to many new possibilities. This is the approach we have taken here at Axway. We have created a bridge between our leading Axway Syncplicity CCP solution and our leading Axway SecureTransport MFT Gateway solution. The two solutions are governed solutions and managed and controlled by IT. Doing so permits new use cases such as an application delivering files to a person or a team, and a person or team sending a file to an application. All while providing the familiar user interface the end users are already using with the benefits of secure anytime, anywhere, any device access.

Take advantage of bridging CCP and MFT 

Axway SecureTransport and Syncplicity customers can download the Syncplicity Connector for SecureTransport for free from the Axway AMPLIFY marketplace and start transforming the way their organization collaborates and innovates.

November 16, 2017

Content Collaboration Platforms: Friend or foe in protecting your content?

Syncplicity is an important ally for enterprises determined to protect their content. It can be highly sensitive content like PII – personally identifiable information. Or perhaps something less sensitive, such as public data on a website. Either way, if there’s a breach, it’s not good.

If you want your business to remain viable and competitive, security matters. But to maintain a high level of content security, experience matters. That’s where Syncplicity comes in. As a company with experience managing millions of files for our customers using our content collaboration platform, we take data protection very seriously. It’s probably why we’ve become such a valued ally to so many.

Fact is, Axway Syncplicity recently received one of the highest scores for security capability in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Research for Content Collaboration Platforms – especially in use cases involving Centralized Content Protection. And this comes just as regulatory compliance is heating up. With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in May 2018, and directives such as PrivacyShield in the U.S., data security and content protection are top of mind for enterprises around the globe. And they’re looking to the cloud for answers.

Securing sensitive content

Keeping sensitive content secure is a big part of a company’s overall data protection strategy. With Syncplicity’s DLP integration capability, organizations are moving sensitive and confidential content to the cloud to enforce security policies. And they’re doing it by leveraging their existing DLP solution. Syncplicity integrates with top DLP solution providers, including leaders in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP), to give customers a seamless, reliable way to manage sensitive content – including files stored in Syncplicity. Symantec Data Loss Prevention, Digital Guardian and McAfee DLP Prevent, are some of the trusted brands Syncplicity integrates with.

How does this work? Well, organizations can now leverage their existing DLP infrastructure to detect when sensitive content is added to Syncplicity. Access to files and sharing is restricted based on DLP classification. Classification is done in the DLP engine, which identifies what is considered sensitive whether it’s personally identifiable data (PII), health records, intellectual property, or customer or partner information.

Through this integration, companies can enforce file and folder sharing restrictions based on corporate policies, allowing them to adhere to strict security and compliance regulations and requirements. For example, Sara in HR can see PII of employees in, say, the U.S., but other U.S. employees can’t. At the same time, Sara is unable to view PII associated with employees in Europe. Companies can customize policies based on region, employee type and department. And these policies are easily adjusted by approved teams using an administrative console.

Insider threats and cyber crimes

Regulatory compliance is a key reason for DLP solutions and strategies, but there are other business drivers. Insider threats and cyber crimes such as those involving ransomware jeopardize business operations and may put your organization out of compliance with regional or industry regulations. Exposure to ransomware is particularly costly because it not only affects business operations, but will also carry a stiff, 4 percent fine for breaking GDPR mandates starting in May 2018.

Syncplicity lets you track user behavior and recover files. Combine this with your existing DLP capability, and you’ll have a much more comprehensive solution – one that secures sensitive data, applies policies to that data, tracks user behavior (digital footprint) and lets you recover from internal or external content breaches.

Learn more about how we can help you protect your sensitive content with advanced data protection solutions that combine your existing DLP capabilities with Syncplicity.

To learn more about DLP, click here and to learn more about how Syncplicity provides customers with Advanced Data Protection, click here.

March 12, 2014

Fewer Silos For The Files: Managing Cloud Data

(Originally published in Data Center Knowledge)

The demand for ubiquitous access to any file, any place on any device has resulted in a wide range of new cloud services over the last five years. While many of these services do deliver to some extent on this promise, they also end up creating entirely new silos of information. Now, when you want to access an important piece of information, you have to remember whether it is on your local hard drive, your shared file system, the document management application or the consumer file sync and share. Or all of the above? These silos exist because there is not just one that satisfies everything you are trying to accomplish.

Vendors don’t necessarily intend to create information silos, but their limited architecture and short-sighted approach forces users to drag and store all content in their system to make it work. This creates significant barriers for users who want to access their files. Where did they save it, is it the most current version and can they even access it from the road?

But wait. What if there was a better way – a method that started to break down all of these silos rather than creating a new one. How would that be? First and foremost, it makes much more sense to open up existing silos than to create new ones that circumvent the infrastructure you’ve already built – and we can now do this.

Bringing Your Data to the Cloud 
An ideal enterprise solution would not copy all the files from the local server and place them in a separate information repository in the cloud as many consumer-centric file sync and share solutions do. Instead, it would simply open up the company’s existing file storage systems, making files and home directories available in the cloud just as they are on the local server. For example, as a tool specifically designed for the enterprise, EMC Syncplicity by Axway will be making information from Isilon and many other storage systems accessible automatically via the cloud.

This approach solves a common problem: with so many apps for file sharing, collaboration and productivity, users must often switch between different user interfaces and try to remember where exactly a file is located. This can be a problem if you are just using one file system, and it increases by an order of magnitude with each additional system you use.

As a comparison, think about how much easier your web experience is now that you can log in to consumer apps and sites using Facebook, giving you access to all your Facebook friends and the option to seamlessly share updates from those apps on Facebook. This eliminates steps, saves users time and creates a great user experience.

Unlocking Existing Silos 
Furthermore, as the device ecosystem continues to expand and the BYOD trend continues to proliferate, having access to files on every device at all times is becoming less of a perk and more or an expectation. File sharing tools, especially for the enterprise, should unlock existing information silos so they are accessible on all the devices their employees may be using. Documents and files are useless unless they are accessible when, where and how users need them.

Many content management platforms, like Microsoft SharePoint, have thus far only been accessible via PCs connected to an organization’s server due to the lack of a secure, streamlined and cost-effective approach to delivering mobile access. Opening existing document management and file storage infrastructure to mobile, and eventually all connected devices, without requiring a full-scale migration of data is a challenge cloud file sharing services must tackle to truly turn on an increasingly mobile and connected workforce.

Just as files are useless if users can’t access them, a file sync and share solution fails to deliver on its promise when it only mimics the existing experience of yesterday’s technology. Mobile devices have penetrated almost every aspect of consumers’ lives and apps like FlipBoard have redefined how we interact with content, yet most file sharing solutions, like Box and Dropbox, are still simply recreating 20-year-old file trees on a small screen and calling it a mobile app. The companies that are helping move the enterprise into the future, the ones that will ultimately come out on top, are developing truly innovative mobile apps that allow these devices to function as full work platforms that take advantage of contextual elements like location, proximity and social feeds. Features like in-app document editing, simplified folder navigation optimized for the touch interface, and use of mobile-only contextual data such as location and proximity make for a dynamic and powerful user experience on mobile devices.

Breaking down information silos to create a streamlined way for users to interact with their files and get their work done when and where they want is the only way to allow productivity for the evolving workforce. And in the end, it all comes down to how we can be most productive in our work, in the office and everywhere else.

Resources:

January 21, 2014

Open Sesame – Unlocking Enterprise Content with the Syncplicity by Axway Connector for Documentum

“We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them” - Michael Douglas in The American President

Aaron Sorkin surely wasn’t thinking about the Sync and Share market when he came up with the line but, it does come to my mind every time I hear people talk about moving serious enterprise content into yet another content repository, to enable mobile access.  We, at EMC Syncplicity by Axway, are serious people and we are solving the serious problem of information silos in the enterprise. 

Today, EMC announced nine new content management products, advancing the art and science of enterprise content management. As part of this launch we have announced the next version of Syncplicity by Axway Connector for Documentum that reaffirms our commitment to eliminating content silos.   “Mobilizing” your enterprise content should not require you to disrupt business processes and forklift content into a new store.

There are thousands of customers across the world, with petabytes of enterprise content, that use Documentum to drive thousands of business processes that drive billions of dollars in business value. All these customers can now “mobilize” their Documentum powered business processes, effortlessly, with Syncplicity by Axway Connector for Documentum 1.1.  No Disruption. No Migration. Pure Access.

Here’s what’s new:

Simplified Deployment and Administration
The new connector offers streamlined installation process combined with automated user configuration and deeper integration with Syncplicity by Axway will further drive down administration time.

Enhanced Publishing
New rules based publishing enables business process automation, driving up efficiencies.  As an example, you can now publish documents that have an “approved” attribute value for document status in Documentum.

Extended Enterprise Reach
New “Review and Revise” capabilities now allow mobile users to review and edit Documentum-originated content through this connector. File changes from any device are synchronized back into Documentum automatically.  

Bottom line is that content wants to live at a place of ITs choice (pun intended) and users want to access it from a device of their choice. With Syncplicity by Axway Connector for Documentum 1.1, we renew our vow to keep fighting the fight against content silos on behalf of our business users and IT users. 

Resources:

  • Read about the advancing the art and science of Enterprise Content Management here
  • Read more details about these major innovations and how they can help you transform your business here
January 20, 2014

ESG Highlights Syncplicity by Axway in December Product Brief

In a December product brief, ESG analyst Kristine Kao discussed the major updates Syncplicity by Axway made to Enterprise Edition in the 4th quarter of 2013. 

EMC has certainly not been sitting idly by. After seeing how much functionality is packed into the new offering, it seems it was worth the wait. EMC Syncplicity by Axway is making a big splash with its latest announcements including: 

Improved user experience. Syncplicity’s updated iOS and Android apps combine better collaboration and productivity (file management and secure mobile editing) with a more user-friendly experience. 

Increased security and admin control. Admins can create policies for access, storage quotas, and sharing, and can rank-order policies to ensure each user has the appropriate level of permissions. IT can also set information rights management (IRM) policies for shared files.

Enhanced storage options and privacy. Storage vaults were well received for flexible, policy-driven on-premise or cloud-based storage.

Added benefit for Isilon users. With MobileIQ powered by Syncplicity by Axway, Isilon users have mobile access to home directories and file shares, eliminating the need for data migration. 

In addition to summarizing the updates, the report sheds some interesting light on the challenges facing the online file sharing (OFS) market.

“In today’s online file sharing and collaboration market, most organizations are trying to combat rogue usage and determine which OFS solution will best meet their needs. EMC’s updates are aimed at addressing key areas of IT concern and the company has added many features to put minds at ease.”

According to ESG’s research, seventy percent of IT professionals surveyed know or suspect their employees are using unauthorized file sharing tools.

“IT has the choice to ignore rogue usage (not recommended), prohibit rogue usage (which rarely works), or embrace technologies like Syncplicity by Axway that give IT increased security, visibility, and control over company data enable end-users to do their jobs.”

In fact, our goal all along, and especially with our recent updates, has been to improve usability for enterprise admins and users by meeting the key corporate OFS concerns head on, which ESG defines as:

•    Curbing shadow IT. In most cases, rogue OFS usage is not about malicious employees but about employees finding a tool that fills a void left by existing processes. With Syncplicity by Axway, users can manage their files and folders, and access and edit files from anywhere on their mobile devices.

•    Securing company assets. Syncplicity by Axway’s new admin controls and rank-ordered policies help IT prevent internal breaches—either malicious or accidental—by setting granular permissions for users, groups, and individual pieces of content.

•    Offering flexible deployment solutions. Forty percent of early OFS adopters surveyed by ESG said they would accelerate OFS usage if they could store some or all of their data on-premises.2 Syncplicity by Axway offers a public cloud model and already supports on-premises integration with storage systems like Isilon and Atmos. The new storage vault technology provides even greater control over on-premise data storage.

“EMC Syncplicity by Axway’s new release marks another solid step toward courting the enterprise market … Syncplicity by Axway is poised to become a powerful solution in the OFS marketplace.”

Read the full report.

August 29, 2013   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

Syncplicity by Axway Introduces New Windows Client

Today we are releasing the most significant update to the Syncplicity by Axway’s Windows Client in many years.

We are as passionate about creating beautiful user experiences as we are about IT security and control. Over the past year, every new app we’ve introduced has included significant UI and design enhancements. Our passion for creating beautiful app experiences has been confirmed by a 5-star rating and great reviews in the Windows marketplace for our Windows 8 app.  The new Windows client is no exception, and introduces a cleaner look and more elegant design.  

But beauty is not just skin deep— we’ve completely re-thought numerous aspects of our user experience and streamlined many key use cases. All without diverging from our core belief that users need access to all of their files, on all of their devices, without any extra steps. 

With these new enhancements, users will have unprecedented ease in syncing all the files they need but with increased ease of use and control.

Work Smarter and Faster

The new design is not just pleasing on the eyes, but will make you more productive.

  • New Windows Client Taskbar. We’ve made it even easier to keep track of all the activity happening in your Syncplicity by Axway account and quickly access any file you need from the task bar.

  • Improved notifications. You can quickly view a list of the last ten file downloads anytime to either to open the files directly from the taskbar or to view the folder where the files were downloaded from.  This is an important new feature for collaboration.  For example, if a file gets added you are away from your desk away you can go to the recently downloaded file listing to view with one-click access to the files.
     
  • Accept Shared Folder in Bulk. We know you like to share folders and people like to share with you. The new “Accept Shares” dialogue allows you to decide what to do with numerous shared folders (sync them or just leave them in the cloud) at once. This is especially handy when configuring a new computer!

Get Easier Access to Files No Matter Where they Reside 

The new Windows Client gives you unprecedented access to folders in your account, not matter where they reside. Manage_Tiled_Shared

  • View all of the folders in your account, including all of the folders not synced to your local computer. This makes it easier for you to create or archive folders without syncing them to your computer. For example, if you use multiple folders to edit large videos, you might only want one folder synced to your local computer, but still want to retain the other folders in the cloud for future access. The new Syncplicity by Axway client makes this easy.
     
  • Easily Sync or Remove folders. Simply click on a folder and you’ll have the option to sync it to your local computer, stop syncing, or delete the folder from Syncplicity by Axway.
     
  • Sort folders any way you like. Typical Syncplicity by Axway users have access to a lot of folders. You can now sort them based on whether they are on your local computer or in the cloud, private or shared, or by who owns the folder.
     
  • Launch folders no matter where they reside. Open a folder wherever it resides on your local computer or launch the Online File Browser to access a folder that is only in the cloud.
     
  • Instantly see folder privileges. You’ll see whether you have owner, editor, or reader rights on each folder so there is never any doubt what you have the rights to do with files.  

 

Get More Control 

The new Windows Client makes it easier for users to fine tune performance and determine what files should be synced.  And we’ve made it easier for IT to deploy and train users at scale. 

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  • Manage Bandwidth Usage. You can more easily determine how much (or little) network bandwidth the Windows Client will consume during the sync process.
     
  • See Storage Quota. You can now see how much storage you are utilizing and how much you have available.
     
  • Manage Excluded File Types. You can now include or exclude different file types from syncing with a simple user interface.
     
  • New Tutorial. We’ve made it easier for new users to understand key features.
     
  • Easy to unlink. You can now remove a computer from your account from the Windows Client, without having to go to account settings on the web. 

 

What’s coming soon?

Recently we launched the secure shared links feature that allows end-users and IT to send files with advanced security options, including password protection, named recipient access, and file link expiration.  We will be soon adding secure shared links to the desktop clients.

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!

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