SyncDrive: Size Does Not Matter
The amount of unstructured data in home directories, group shares and network drives across the enterprise is staggering and the overall amount of information is growing exponentially as the world becomes more digital. The reality is that we are just at the beginning – the volume of data is exploding, more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire history of the human race. That is a lot of data – and it begs the question: what do we do with that data, and exactly how do knowledge workers access it?
Syncplicity has an answer – SyncDrive. While we might not be solving all your unstructured data needs (okay, 90% of them), if you choose Syncplicity we can help you untangle your home directories and group shares and at the same time modernize your file storage infrastructure – along with providing access to all your data via the desktop, laptop and mobile devices. Imagine, being able to give your enterprise users VPN-less access to all their enterprise content from any device, where data size does not matter.
Now, imagine being a user and, never having to worry (again) about having enough space on your device or maneuvering and moving files so you have just the right ones when you need them. SyncDrive redefines how users work with large volumes of data across the enterprise. Users can selectively sync the files they need, and the intelligent cache feature ensures they never need to worry about running out of storage.
SyncDrive is a revolutionary feature that will have an immediate impact on the user and IT. What about the value to the overall enterprise? For a typical Fortune 1,000 company, just a 10 percent increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income. With SyncDrive, we make this possible.
This new SyncDrive feature is now available and extends our digital transformation lead by enabling enterprises to modernize their IT infrastructure and access petabytes of data stored in legacy file shares.”
Read ‘Syncplicity’s New SyncDrive Feature Unlocks Unprecedented Access to Data’ press release here.
Syncplicity PrivacyRegions Answers Data Protection Requirements
Syncplicity is raising the technology architecture bar with a new EFSS innovation that ensures corporate compliance without getting in the way of user productivity. Syncplicity PrivacyRegions allows companies to remain compliant with region-specific data protection and residency regulations while still allowing their users to seamlessly share folders and files with users and companies based in other regions. Personal information (PII) and corporate meta-data is never processed or stored in other regions.
Syncplicity PrivacyRegions uniquely combines regional cloud services, policy-driven hybrid cloud storage and a new privacy driven architecture. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Syncplicity European Union (EU) PrivacyRegion is generally available. This design enables EU-based enterprises to confine the storage and processing of all their files, meta-data, and personal information to the EU region.
Seamless User Experience
Syncplicity is the only EFSS provider to offer regional cloud services that do not restrict user sharing. We allow users to seamlessly collaborate across regions with a single account, while maintaining all the information—including meta-data—within a designated region. For example, with Syncplicity, an enterprise’s storage and control plane can be in Europe. Other EFSS vendors allow customers to choose a geographic zone for file storage, but they process and store all meta-data, such as filenames, PII, and significant indexing of regional files’ content in U.S.-based cloud services. By contrast, Syncplicity PrivacyRegions segregates a company’s meta-data, PII and file storage to its chosen region. For example, customers who choose Syncplicity EU PrivacyRegion are assured all of their information is kept within Europe.
Syncplicity is the first vendor to provide regional cloud services allowing users to seamlessly collaborate across regions without requiring multiple user accounts for each region. Syncplicity’s solution is unique in segregating all data to specific regions, while still providing users ‘a single-pane-of-glass’ experience and seamless collaboration across regions.
Syncplicity’s release of PrivacyRegions builds upon a long-standing posture of data privacy compliance. Our ‘data protection by default’ strategy provides a flexible architecture with the necessary granular privacy, confidentially and data sovereignty controls built-in, giving our customers the right tools to adapt to evolving regional legislation and business requirements across the enterprise.
If you have not opened the latest issue of CIOReview Magazine, then let us tell you first! We were recognized by CIOReview as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Solution Providers of 2016”. It’s an annual listing by CIOReview of 20 companies that are on the forefront of providing compliance solutions and impacting the marketplace.
“Syncplicity’s role in modernizing legacy infrastructure to keep data safe and compliant is noteworthy. The company offers users an easy to use file sharing and collaboration solution with complete control of their data while fully adhering to compliance requirements.”
To read the full article on Syncplicity “Bolstering Secure Frameworks for File Sharing” click here.
To learn how we can help your organization kickstart IT infrastructure modernization to reduce costs and empower your digital workplace, please email us at email@example.com
Most of us have been to tradeshows and fallen for the free giveaways. Those little trinkets look so alluring under the lights and in the excitement of the show. One year I recall bartering with another vendor for one of their selfie sticks, thinking that is kind of cool, but in reality I don’t take selfies – so it sits around in its unused glory taking up space. And, it’s cheaply made. How many times have I brought stuff home just to be thrown away or collect dust?
The #truthis I don’t pick up any stuff anymore, or almost never.
For our upcoming show Gartner ITExpo in Barcelona the marketing team came up with a new idea. We decided to select a charity and for every person who gets scanned at our booth we will donate 2 Euros to an important cause. The cause chosen for the Gartner ITExpo in Barcelona is Solar Aid, an International charity that combats poverty and climate change by providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Africa.
If you are headed to Barcelona stop by our booth to get scanned, get a “I donated to Solar Aid through Syncplicity” sticker and support an organization that is doing great work #ADifferentKindofSharing!
Just Five Scans
Just 5 Scans at our booth will result in 3 Solar Lights, 13 People Reached, £435 Saved by Families, 3018 Extra hours of child study time, 3.2 tonnes of CO2 emissions everted and 6 people experiencing better health.
Visit the Syncplicity Booth (#403) and participate in a Different Kind of Sharing.
In a recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research study, they found that 98% of IT and security professionals were extremely concerned with having technologies in place to ensure policies are applied to the sharing of sensitive data. Our newest product enhancement, affiliate sharing, does just that. Affiliate sharing extends sharing and collaboration capabilities to include a trusted network of specific partners and customers, in essence helping enterprises build their digital ecosystem of trust.
IT often blocks external sharing due to the perceived security risks, but their digital workers are looking for ways to share large files and folders with partners and customers, even if that means using consumer (shadow IT) file sharing tools. Our latest product enhancement gives digital workers a secure and seamless way to share files and folders within their digital ecosystem, building a ‘trusted network’, while maintain the level of security control required by IT.
“External sharing is critical to Texas A&M University, and Syncplicity’s new controls give me confidence that my teams can share files and folders securely among our trusted group of organizations,” said Danny Miller, CISO System Chief Information Security Officer at Texas A&M University. “In today’s digital world, the firewall is no longer the boundary for data and information sharing. These new Syncplicity enhancements enable us to lock down sharing within a trusted group of affiliated organizations, helping us stay compliant and secure – maintaining central control while enabling easy end-user collaboration.”
Affiliate Sharing offers a comprehensive set of controls that allow you to:
To start building your digital ecosystem of trust, checkout the new additions to Syncplicity’s group-based policies and security controls, or to learn more about these and other security features contact your Syncplicity Customer Success Manager.
Today, we are announcing significant enhancements to EMC Syncplicity—the largest release in Syncplicity history coming off a year of significant innovation. The new features coming out of Syncplicity combine unprecedented security controls, storage options with the most advanced user experience both on the desktop and mobile device.
The way enterprise employee’s work has changed in the last several years with the introduction of the iPhone. Since that introduction, the rate of adoption and innovation on mobile devices has led to a new type of workforce – the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT. Employees now demand, access anywhere, anytime and on any device. EMC Syncplicity has new innovative advancements across:
FRICTIONLESS USER EXPERIENCE
Users want easy access to digital assets at anytime and regardless of type of device. In essence, they want to be able to seamlessly move between their laptop and mobile devices without disruption. With our new features, we are transforming the user experience and making collaboration across devices, file stores and between teams easy. Today, we are announcing EMC Isilon MobileIQ (Powered by Syncplicity), completely re-designed mobile apps for iPad and Android, and updates to our Windows Desktop.
Next Generation Home Directory Access – EMC Isilon MobileIQ
EMC Isilon MobileIQ powered by Syncplicity gives users mobile access to home directories and files shares. Users will now be able to access their Isilon-based home directories and fileshares from their Syncplicity mobile app, with or without an EMC Syncplicity account. The MobileIQ feature offers direct mobile access to Isilon file shares, simple implementation, and flexible deployment options. In the future, EMC will extend this feature to additional storage solutions.
EMC Isilon MobileIQ will be available in Q4.
Completely Re-designed Mobile Apps
Our new mobile apps for iPad and Android demonstrate that beautiful user experiences are not just for consumer apps. The new Syncplicity mobile apps provide unprecedented ability to access, organize, and edit files securely on a user’s mobile device of choice.
New Mobile Apps for iPad and Android will available to all users in the iTunes and Google Play app stores in December 2013.
SECURITY AND MANAGEABILITY
We are announcing new features for advanced security and manageability.
Group Level Policy Control
Administrators can now create “policy sets” of all Syncplicity controls that can be applied to groups. This way, different policies for sharing, security, desktop, web and mobile can be applied to different user groups like marketing and engineering. And unlike other solutions with rigid group policy models, Syncplicity policy sets are “ranked” so the system knows which policy to apply to a user that exists in multiple groups.
Group Level Policies are available immediately for Business Edition and Enterprise Edition customers.
Users can also leverage rights management controls, delivering maximum protection of shared content at the file level and unauthorized access or display, so IT never loses control of the files.
Users can also leverage rights management controls, delivering maximum protection of shared content at the file level and against unauthorized access or display, so IT never loses control of the file. There are several levels of permissions that can be set on the file.
Many solutions for security can be cumbersome for the user and recipient, but Syncplicity delivers a seamless user experience for creation and accessing files. It further expands the continuum of protection Syncplicity provides on files.
Right management controls is available for Enterprise Edition customers (only) in a Controlled Preview in Q4 with pricing and availability announced in 1H 2014.
Enterprises want the flexibility and convenience of the cloud, but when it comes to file storage sometimes the cloud isn't the right place for all their content. Whether it is for security, internal compliance, industry compliance or data residency/sovereignty reasons, enterprises want to be able to choose where files are stored. But without hassles.
Newly announced Syncplicity StorageVaults make storage simple and policy-driven, so organizations and users don’t have to sacrifice convenience for compliance. With StorageVaults IT departments have more control and flexibility around where their data is stored – using a policy-driven hybrid model to store content in a public cloud or private cloud on-premise — based on user, group, folder file or content types. Used in conjunction with Group Policies, enterprise IT has unprecedented levels of security and control, while remaining transparent to the user.
With Syncplicity StorageVaults enterprise customers can:
Syncplicity StorageVaults will be generally available (for Enterprise Edition customers only) in Q4 2013.
Syncplicity is transforming Enterprise File Sync and Share and this announcement further emphasizes our commitment to innovation around user experience, security and storage choice. In July, we were named a leader in the Forrester's Wave: File Sync and Platform Share 2013. We are excited to be leading the market and providing our customers with the not just new innovations, but an enterprise-level solution for file sync and share.
To watch the Live Webcast where our executive teams unveils the new features and has live demos click here.
Syncplicity has joined forces with OneLogin, a leader in Identity and Access Management, to provide our customers with a solution that makes it easy to integrate to Active Directory. For users, this means little or no steps to get started – no new accounts or passwords to create. For IT, this means ensuring password policies are always enforced and the risk of manually keeping track of multiple employee accounts are eliminated. Better yet, this is available at no charge for any Syncplicity customer.
A few months ago we released easy and secure user provisioning. This allows companies to quickly on-board large numbers of users while ensuring files don’t fall into the wrong hands through automated account disablement, deletion, or remote wipe of data from departing employees’ devices.
Today, we are excited to announce the availability of Active Directory group membership sync. This allows IT departments to use AD groups to manage their Syncplicity group memberships and continues to allow AD to be the single source of truth for assignment of all a user's entitlements. Companies can leverage their existing AD group memberships to facilitate sharing folders and files that are relevant to roles within the organization. Furthermore, as Syncplicity groups can be used to assign storage quota to users, IT administrators can now use AD groups to control how much storage is allocated to users based on existing organizational structures.
OneLogin and Syncplicity Webinar
Register to learn more about Syncplicity, OneLogin, and the benefits of cloud identity management on October 23, for a 30- minute webinar with Leonard Chung, Syncplicity Co-Founder & Chief Product Strategist and Mario Tarabbia, Onelogin Director of Business Development.