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True North Networks Sync - Cloud File Synchronization


File-Sharing in the Mobility Age - File-sharing is the basis of any document management platform, and mobile file-sharing is an essential component. The days of employees accessing information form a single computer are long gone. Laptops, tablets, and smart phones are used interchangeably on a daily basis; users must be able to securely sync their files across all devices for document management to be truly efficient.

True North Networks' Sync Features

True North Networks is proud to offer cloud based file sharing & synchronization services. Through our new True North Sync tool, your company can benefit from the following benefits & features:

  • Universal file access; sync across stationary and mobile devices
  • Third-party file-sharing
  • Third-party file uploads
  • Comprehensive usage reports
  • 448-bit Blowfish encryption, on device and in-transit
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Remote wipes of desktops and devices
  • Passcode lock for mobile devices
  • Custom retention periods for deleted files and file revisions
  • Granular user-access and security controls
  • Revised file backup
  • Managed file sharing for internal/external parties
  • Multiple folder backup (Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc.)
  • Continuous, real-time backup
  • Cloud-enable existing file servers
  • Bandwidth throttling

Universal file access; sync across stationary and mobile devices
No more dependency on FTPs, VPNs, or file servers. This cloud software allows you access to your files at home, in the office or on any mobile device, including iOS and Android devices. Because files are uploaded to ‘the cloud’ there are no large file-sharing issues.

448-bit Blowfish encryption on-device and in-transit 
Consumer cloud products -- Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and SugarSync -- were built to protect insensitive documents, and some of those documents aren’t securely transferring across devices. True North Sync has the highest level of security for any cloud platform, ensuring that your sensitive documents (contracts, designs, client history) are safe from hacking and breaches. Note: some consumer products, like Google Drive, do not encrypt your data at all.

Private encryption key management 
Consumer cloud products -- Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and SugarSync -- are hosted publicly, meaning that everyone shares the same encryption key; when that encryption key is compromised, your businesses’ documents, your clients’ documents, and your personal documents will be vulnerable. This happened with Dropbox in August, 2012, when users had their logins and passwords stolen. With True North Sync, you’ll have an encryption key that is exclusive to your business and documents, and not shared with anyone. You won’t have to worry about data loss.  

Remote wipes of endpoints and mobile devices 
Access to business documents is a privilege. With the FTP, VPN and file server, it is difficult to revoke the access that employees have. True North Sync allows you to perform remote wipes of desktops for clients, former employees and rogue employees. This is complete control that businesses really need. Additionally, when an employee leaves, all files are auto deleted).

Custom deleted file retention periods 
Consumer cloud products perform file trimming -- that means that your deleted files are preserved for a very limited amount of time. If an employee (accidentally) deletes a file, it will be gone in a matter of weeks, or even days. With True North Sync you can conveniently extend or shorten the deleted file retention periods, so that it you will never lose a file again.

Granular user-access and security controls 
Each business has an organizational structure. True North Networks allows you to set policies for individuals within your company, including which employees can share files, can delete files and revisions, access certain files, and what types of files they can upload. This administrative feature allows companies to provide certain employees with unique privileges.

Revised file backup 
One of the biggest problems with VPN’s, FTP’s and file servers is the fear of file revision: when employee change/edit and upload a file, that file is permanently changed. Previous drafts and revisions are lost, permanently. True North Sync stores file revisions which allow your employees to collaborate without worry.

Managed file sharing for internal/external parties 
You can share files with external parties through True North Sync and through unique web addresses. However, True North Sync also allows you to monitor the files you shared within the company and externally. For example, you can see how many times the file has been downloaded, and set file expirations. Both of these features protect the propriety of your documents.

Multiple folder backup (Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc.)
True North Sync is customized for business needs, which means you’ll be able to sync all different file types. But because it’s tedious to sync and backup file-by-file, with True North Sync you’ll be able to backup entire folders and the files within them.

Contact us today for more information.