Code42 Introduces Private-Cloud File Sharing

Code42 IT admins rely on a centralized platform to manage all endpoint data backup and file sync and share across the organization.

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Endpoint data protection and management specialist Code42 announced general availability of its fourth-generation endpoint data protection platform and a new version of its SharePlan enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution.

Code42’s fourth-generation platform and SharePlan’s additional file sync and share capabilities combine advanced data security with a user-friendly interface for less tech-savvy employees, and offers organizations secure file sync and share through a single, enterprise-grade platform.

Through the Code42 platform, SharePlan offers a private cloud deployment option for enterprises requiring on-premises storage of data and encryption keys. The SharePlan price is $10 per user, per month.

SharePlan supports data security and privacy and compliance requirements such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and utilizes PIN-protected links to ensure shared files remain private.

Additionally, enhanced, out-of-the-box reporting and an open application programming interface (API) allow IT and legal teams to monitor user access, link sharing, file locations and shared files.

"Any size organization challenged with the consumer-cloud conundrum appreciates SharePlan enterprise-grade file sync and share, especially those organizations with data security and privacy policies requiring on-premises deployment," Ann Fellman, director of product marketing at Code42, told eWEEK. "For instance, in a recent survey of Code42 enterprise customers, 81 percent stated their preference to deploy via private cloud. But here’s the deal--when you offer this level of enterprise-grade security, visibility into the data is only as good as user adoption."

Code42 IT admins rely on a centralized platform to manage all endpoint data backup and file sync and share across the organization.

Through a single administration console, admins can support an unlimited number of users and adjust policies and security measures in real-time for both SharePlan and CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup. Code42 also uniquely protects each version of every file, with no limits on version and storage.

"Code42 addresses enterprise concerns by providing customers with control of endpoint data," Fellman said. "First, Code42 customers maintain full control of their data by keeping the encryption keys onsite, behind the firewall—so only the customer can access their data, wherever it’s stored."

In addition, SharePlan’s intuitive interface provides access to files, and lets users revert to older or deleted versions of synced files when necessary.

Users can access their data from a wide variety of devices and operating systems—including Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. Regardless which device type is used, the Code42 user experience designed to be consistent from device to device.

"The flexibility to work from anywhere is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. The growing trend of BYOD is driving a greater need for file sync and share tools, while also presenting many unique compliance and security challenges for IT," Fellman said. "It's an absolute imperative that IT provides user-friendly solutions to ensure corporate data is protected at all times, regardless of its physical location."

She noted the average worker uses three devices each day, and they expect to have the same functionality no matter the device.

"At Code42, we’re 'people-enthusiastic'— meaning users enjoy our full set of sync and share capabilities on the devices they love," she explained.