Egnyte Calls Apple’s iPhone for Mobile, On-Demand File Server Access : iPhone Users Enjoy Office On-The-Go with Secure, Mobile Access

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — “The rise of the distributed, mobile workforce creates a greater need for business-class server solutions that are hosted on the cloud. With the shift toward a virtual office, small businesses and professionals need services that work from any location,” said Vineet K. Jain, CEO of Egnyte. “In particular, for a growing number of professionals, the iPhone functions as their primary Internet access point. With Egnyte 2.0, iPhone users have secure and immediate access to all their files no matter where they are.”

The Egnyte 2.0 m Drive provides iPhone users secure access to all files stored on Egnyte — delivering full access to a user’s PC or Mac-based network. There is no application to buy or install. Using the iPhone browser, small businesses and professionals can easily navigate folder hierarchies and open files using the touch screen.

The iPhone integration provides a number of options for file sharing and document collaboration.

Share folders. Grant colleagues or clients access to designated folders within your Egnyte file server. The Egnyte system automatically sends an invitation email with access information. This enables quick collaboration on-the-go. Share files. Rather than emailing large files, share the file using the iPhone by simply emailing a link to the file. There is an option of setting an expiration time on the link for additional security. The recipient clicks on the link to download the file without having to log into Egnyte. Send attachments. Email files from Egnyte as email attachments. Version control. If multiple versions of a file exist on the server, Egnyte enables the review of older versions of the files as well as any comments associated with a file. “Egnyte’s iPhone interface is fantastic for our business,” said Max Gardner, manager, StrateGen Consulting. “Our team now has access to all of our critical files wherever we are. Before we would have to power up a laptop, if it was available, to get immediate answers or share files with a client. Now, we can quickly pull up and share files in just a few taps wherever we are. The immediacy and convenience are great.”

Egnyte provides secure and ubiquitous access to files without the security risk of having the files stored on a single computer. The cloud based Egnyte File Server ensures that no one can gain unauthorized access to data. Because the files reside on the virtual drive, if a computer is lost or stolen the data remains secure. Egnyte 2.0 includes a number of additional features including:

Improved User Interface — New, powerful configuration capabilities allow users to set their viewing options such as field widths, field positions and sorting criteria easily. Enhanced Backup Capabilities ensure critical data is safe and secure through improved controls such as bandwidth throttling, file type exclusions and scheduling. Faster Performance — improved caching in the application tier gives users even faster access to the data they need and reduces latency for overseas connections. About Egnyte

Egnyte is a leading provider of on-demand file server solutions for small businesses and professionals. Egnyte was founded in 2006 and is privately financed. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit or call 1-877-7EGNYTE.


Carolyn Adams