We are excited to announce several new features that enable businesses to better manage and control file sync and sharing in their business.
Syncplicity Folder and Device Management
Although file sync and sharing has been popular amongst consumers for many years, businesses face the challenge of how to enable users with the latest technology while gaining some control and visibility into multiple devices and folders that now contain business-critical files. Without the right administration features they lose visibility into all of the devices that hold company data and increase the cost and frustration of supporting users. For example, to optimize time management and productivity, they need to be able to make both individual and bulk modifications to specific devices and folders.
At the same time, in many businesses IT must have the ability to view and report which folders are being shared and which devices are synced to user accounts for compliance reasons.
With Syncplicity’s latest update, Admins can better manage all folders in a Syncplicity deployment and view all connected devices.
- Create and review reports on all Syncplicity Shared folders with details such as “which folders are shared with which users and groups”
- Change the Owner of a folder and add new Users and Groups to a Syncplicity Shared Folder and assign/modify their permissions (Reader/Collaborator)
- Remove Users and Groups from Syncplicity Shared Folders
- Create and review reports on all devices and services connected with their Syncplicity account
- Monitor and manage devices based on owner, type, last connected date and Syncplicity client version.
- Remove and Remote Wipe (optional) any device
Syncplicity File and Folder Retention Policy Management
Every time you change a file Syncplicity saves a new version of that file for you. Automatically. There is no drag-and-drop and no need to "check it in" to another system. Syncplicity automatically retains your past version history. If you make a mistake or need to access an old version, it's there for you in the cloud. For our Business Edition customers we allow you to retain those files as long as you want... even forever.
Our customer have asked for more control over this process. Some want (and need) all of their files saved for a long period of time. Others have policies that require old files to be deleted at regular intervals for compliance reasons or just to optimize storage use.
With our new File and Folder Retention Policies, Administrators can now set a default policy to control how long Syncplicity retains previous versions of files (file history) as well as how long we retain deleted files (in your trash can) before permanently deleting them. Admins can also set advanced retention policies to retain files and folders based on file or folder attributes such as type, name and size.
Tell Us What You Think
Both of these exciting new features are available immediately to all Syncplicity Business Edition users. As always, we would love your feedback!
The Syncplicity Team