EMC Syncplicity Gets Enhanced Security, Policy Control For File Sync And Share Application

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Lumenate's Shepard said he has also seen other as-yet unannounced features to Syncplicity that will make it even better.

For instance, customers currently need to keep the metadata related to their files in a cloud even if the files are stored on-premise in order to make it possible to sync the files across multiple users or devices. However, he said, some customers are afraid of having their metadata in a cloud, because if it ever gets lost, they will lose access to the data.

"So future versions could put the data and metadata on-premise," he said. "This would compete strongly with VMware Horizon."

EMC's file sync and share competitors have not been idle in terms of targeting the enterprise.

Cloud backup and disaster recovery provider eFolder in September acquired Anchor Box, a startup developer of file sync and share technology with a focus on indirect channel partners

Dropbox in July unveiled a new platform for software developers that it said will help them add Dropbox capabilities to their applications.

Box in April introduced a version of its cloud-based content-sharing platform that is HIPAA and HITECH compliant.

Egnyte in July started providing Google Drive users with enterprise document collaboration and sharing via a solution that provides a single view of applications residing on-premises, in the cloud or on Google Drive.


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