The new File Fabric Slack application enables on-premises and on-cloud files to be securely shared through Slack

LONDON, UK – 11th June 2018 — / — Storage Made Easy® (SME) today announced that they have released a Slack Application for integration with the File Fabric Slack. This new integration allows users to set security controls on how long a file can be shared for, the number of times the file can be accessed, and adds encryption and/or password protection to access the file.

Slack is a cloud-based collaboration tool that connects teams, providing a single place for messaging, tools and files. Users of the privately hosted, or on-cloud, versions of the SME File Fabric, can now take advantage of the Slack integration for ultra-secure file sharing with team members.

The File Fabric supports over 60 storage connectors enabling shared file access with Slack from WebDav and Windows Filers, in addition to Cloud solutions such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Storage, Google Cloud Storage, IBM COS, Cloudian, OpenStack Swift, SFTP, FTP, and many more.

Jim Liddle CEO said, “As a tech company we use Slack and in truth part of the reason for developing the integration was for our own use. We wanted the ability for private file sharing through Slack for files we store on filers in our offices, as well as files that are stored on public cloud infrastructure such as Amazon, Google or Azure. We think many companies will want to use it in a similar way.”

Liddle continued, “We already have buy-in to the rules repository from existing customers in the various geographies that we serve, who see it as a key way of being able to secure, find and classify personal data, to enable compliance with increasingly sophisticated compliance regimes. These rulesets will eventually span languages and geographies and will provide a uniquely useful resource for not only corporate customers, but also service providers and educational establishments.”

Customers use the Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Fabric™ to unify corporate data islands and provide a ‘single pane of glass’ for security, encryption, audit, data discovery and content search.

About Storage Made Easy (SME)
Storage Made Easy provides a multi-cloud data management and data protection product called the Enterprise File Fabric™ that unifies on-premises and on-cloud company storage assets in addition to standalone products that bridge desktop and cloud, such as operating system native cloud drives and cloud explorer applications.

The File Fabric provides cloud-like economics across a company’s storage portfolio, unlocking the benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for legislative compliance and security concerns such as ransomware attacks. Existing site-based storage infrastructures can be transformed into an on-premises private cloud, delivering a storage-as-a-service model to the company. Local storage can be connected to public clouds, expertly managed by the File Fabric as a unified hybrid cloud storage platform.

The File Fabric solution offers a “blanket” that companies can privately apply to wrap around all their data: on-premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors’ cloud (SharePoint or SalesForce for example). Customers can use the File Fabric for security, encryption and control with a focus on compliance regimes such as GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA and GBLA.

Customers include one of the world’s largest social media companies, and also one of the largest global retailers, in addition to global internet service providers, universities and international government and governmental bodies.

The company is backed by one of the largest alternative asset managers in addition to entrepreneurs in the London market insurance industry, who have previously successfully sold their company to a listed peer.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

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Business Development Director
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Source: Storage Made Easy



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