Soonr, a provider of secured file sharing and collaboration services, has announced the latest version of its Windows and Mac desktop agents for its enterprise-grade file sharing and collaboration solution, Soonr Workplace. The Version 4.4 desktop agents add local file server support for hybrid cloud sync and share deployments, and device approvals for secured access to files and documents.
The new Soonr Workplace Desktop Agents now allow external folders on local servers or network drives to be synced with the Soonr service, enabling users to integrate their Soonr cloud storage with their legacy on-premise server environment. Project folders can be located anywhere on a local drive, external drive, Windows file server, or network attached storage (NAS) device.
Hybrid cloud management
Gartner research predicts that half of mainstream enterprises will have a hybrid cloud by 2017. In addition, IDC research indicates that hybrid cloud management will be a $3.6 billion business by 2016. These statistics would demonstrate the increasing demand to simplify hybrid cloud implementations with solutions that both efficiently improve productivity and security.
Soonr is built for the enterprise in mind. In addition to being HIPAA compliant and SSAE-16 audited, Soonr Workplace offers cloud security features such as two-factor authentication (2FA), encryption on device, in-transit and in-session, download/copy prevention, and jurisdictional datacenters. For added security, the new Soonr Workplace Agents now include device approval capabilities that let administrators set policies to control which users and groups require device approvals, and also which may be exempt.
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Soonr is privately-held and backed by major investors. The company delivers its services through a worldwide network of cloud hosting service providers, VARs, solution providers, and system integrators.