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Lexington, MA – June 25, 2013 – /BackupReview.info/ – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source secure enterprise file sync and share software, announced today the release next month of its latest version of ownCloud Enterprise Edition, giving enterprises a secure, customizable and extensible way to host their own file sync and share software.
With more than 950,000 users worldwide, ownCloud offers the ease-of-use, flexibility, sophistication and security unmatched by basic consumer-grade syncing apps and third-party storage. ownCloud Enterprise Edition becomes part of the existing infrastructure because it can be deployed fully on-premise, integrating into existing user directories, governance processes, security, monitoring, storage and back-up tools. And because ownCloud is open source and open by nature, plug-in apps extend ownCloud out of the box, enabling file versioning, file sharing, external file system mounts and much more. If additional applications or capabilities are needed, enterprises can easily extend ownCloud via an enhanced application plug-in architecture, and add it to their ownCloud server.
“Consumers recognize the ease and value of a Dropbox-like capability and long for the same from their employers. This creates a troubling, unsanctioned use of consumer FSS services that can cause enterprise data exposures,” said Gene Ruth, Gartner Research Director. “This ‘hair on fire’ scenario drives enterprises to look the other way, prohibit the use of FSS services, or adapt to the new realities and offer a managed FSS solution for their employees to maintain control of access to, and preservation of, enterprise data. Implementing an FSS solution has the positive effect of not just simplifying data access, but also offering productivity improvements, particularly for mobile workforces that require anywhere-anytime-any device access to data.”
“An important part of INCF’s core mission is to foster scientific data sharing worldwide,” said Sean Hill, Executive Director of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), an organization that develops and maintains database and computational infrastructure for neuroscientists.“Keeping all this critical information on our own distributed storage, integrating it with our security, tracking and governance tools, and providing end users with a very easy-to-use access tool was key to the decision to work with ownCloud.”
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“Studies have shown that up to 75 percent of employees in large and very large enterprises use consumer-grade file sync and share apps (a la Dropbox) to store sensitive company data without IT’s permission or visibility,” said Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud. “Businesses, especially those in industries with mobile workers and sensitive data – like finance, healthcare, government, and higher education — are increasingly turning to ownCloud to take control of their data back.”
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OwnCloud Enterprise also supports the Community Edition features:
Access to ownCloud stored content is provided via a web browser, desktop syncing apps for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and mobile apps for Android and iOS mobile devices. ownCloud also supports WebDAV access for other standards-based tools.
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