Egnyte provides secure and easy file access using any standard web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome). Through the Egnyte web browser interface, users have access to a wide range of features, such as collaboration, content management, file sharing and backup.
Egnyte HybridCloud allows simple file access from any mobile device, providing accessibility on the go. Access, share, edit and download business files directly on mobile devices with the Egnyte app (available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, webOS). Mobile web browsers can also be used to access and manage files from any smart phone.
Desktop access: Drag, drop and edit
Egnyte provides desktop file access using mapped drives. Mapped drives allow employees to map their Egnyte account to a desktop drive on their PC or Mac. Drag and drop files between folders in a familiar manner and open them for editing with a click.
Desktop sync: online and offline desktop access
The optional Egnyte Personal Local Cloud provides full access to files even when Internet connectivity isn't available. When Internet connectivity is restored, files are automatically and seamlessly synchronized between your computer ( Personal Local Cloud ) and the Egnyte Cloud File Server.
Sub-folder sync and permissions
As businesses grow, so does their data structure and need for granular control. Egnyte is the first and only cloud storage provider to offer file sync and permission controls down to the sub-folder level. Users can select folders and sub-folders in their Egnyte account to sync locally. Only files relevant to the chosen sub-folders will be downloaded and synchronized. This provides users with more control over storage and bandwidth use. Administrators can assign permissions to any folders and sub-folders. This granular control is crucial to businesses with complex folder structures, providing a powerful tool to manage file access at every level.
Server Sync: Fast File Access Using Local Storage
Egnyte HybridCloud is comprised of two components: Egnyte Cloud File Server and Egnyte Local Cloud. Local Cloud is a private cloud storage that holds local copies of business files on a computer, network-attached storage, virtual machine, or unified storage. Files stored in Local Cloud are automatically synchronized with the Cloud File Server, providing users the option of fast local file access, even without an Internet connection. Egnyte Local Cloud has three options that scale to meet the needs of single users, offices, and enterprises:
- Personal Local Cloud - Deployed on a computer hard drive or direct-attached storage drive.
- Office Local Cloud - Provides sync between a network-attached device (NAS) and online file server. Can be deployed on NETGEAR ReadyNAS network-attached storage (NAS) devices.
- Enterprise Local Cloud - Provides sync between a virtual machine and the online file server. Can be deployed as a VMware® virtual appliance on any existing hardware, such as NetApp unified storage.
Store files of any size
Files can be stored and uploaded to Egnyte Cloud File Server using a variety of methods. Smaller files can be uploaded using the web browser interface. Larger files or folders can utilize the web-based Java uploader, Egnyte Local Cloud, mapped drive or FTP*. Easily upload and store large files such as PowerPoint presentations, Photoshop files, CAD drawings, medical images, videos, etc.
Unlimited storage capability
Egnyte service is available with 150 GB, 1 TB or 3 TBof baseline online storage. Additional storage can be added to accounts at any time through the account settings page. For information regarding unlimited storage plans, please call 1-877-734-6983.
HybridCloud File Sharing
Egnyte HybridCloud file server provides numerous features to support file sharing and collaboration, enabling distributed co-workers and business partners to work together from one centralized access point.
Set up shared permission based folders around projects or departmental needs and allow both employees and customers to securely access their files from anywhere.
Easily upload files
Easily drag and drop files on your desktop. A browser-based Java uploader will help you to move files online, and for the largest files (500 MBs or more), Egnyte provides easy-to-use, no-maintenance FTP*. ( There are no restrictions on the maximum file size with the Enterprise Plan. Office Plan's maximum file size is 2.5GB, and the Group Plan's is 1GB. )
Unlimited permission-based folders
Create unlimited folders, arrange them in a hierarchical folder structure (nested sub-folders) and assign appropriate levels of permission-based security (Read, Read/Write, Read/Write/Delete). Each folder or sub-folder can be configured for access by authorized employees and business partners.
File and folder access controls
Three levels of built-in security prevent unauthorized access, including initial login, folder permissions (read/write/delete) and individual file locking.
Automatic file versioning
No need to change filenames to capture versions. Egnyte automatically versions files as they change. Egnyte never "overwrites" a file, providing a complete audit trail of who made a change and when it was made.
Automatic notification of file changes
As new files are added or as existing files change, Egnyte automatically notifies each user that has access to those files. Each user can specify a notification frequency indicating how often they would like to be notified.
File locking and checkout
Users can lock files for modification (file check-out). Once a file is locked (checked out), other users can view the file, but cannot edit or upload changes until the file has been unlocked (file check-in).
Business partners: web browser and mobile access
Egnyte provides business partners with an intuitive web interface to collaborate and access files. Files can also be accessed and downloaded from any mobile device with Egnyte's mobile apps.
Simultaneous sharing with multiple customers and employees
Empower business collaboration with remote teams and customers by establishing different levels of folder-based permission (Read/Write/Delete) – to safely enable multiple parties to work together from one central online location.
Share file and folder links
Employees have the option to send large files with a unique URL link instead of an email attachment. Employees can control how long the link is active and can be automatically notified when a file has been downloaded. File links can even be mass distributed, making download available for a wide audience.
Unified FTP* solution for large file transfer and sharing
Egnyte HybridCloud eliminates the need to set up and manage complicated FTP servers or email large file attachments (for files 500MBs or more). Unified FTP is a fully integrated and centrally managed solution that enables employees to securely transfer files directly to and from Egnyte folders. Transferred files are automatically backed up in the cloud. Administrators retain full control over FTP capabilities, such as permission enforcement, user FTP enablement/disablement, and secure FTP options (FTPS/FTPES) over SSL encryption.