SOURCE: Egnyte

August 04, 2008 09:00 ET

Egnyte 1.5 Enables Faster and Easier File Sharing, Storage, and Management

Latest Release Is Ideal FTP Replacement; New Features Include Bulk Upload Capability, "Drag and Drop" File Transfer, and File Access History

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Egnyte, a provider of on-demand file server solutions for small businesses and professionals, announced today the immediate availability of Egnyte version 1.5, which includes new features and improvements to rapidly and easily upload and share large files. The latest release is an ideal FTP replacement. Egnyte 1.5 uses in-memory compression for faster file uploads, provides file access history, allows "drag and drop" file uploads, and provides individual file access via a Web link. Egnyte's on-demand, Web-based file server provides unlimited document storage, workgroup collaboration capabilities, and an automated, online backup solution. Pricing begins at $15.00 per "power user" per month and includes access to the server by an unlimited number of "standard users." For more information about Egnyte 1.5 and to register for a free trial, visit

A key new feature in Egnyte 1.5 is its bulk upload capability, which allows users to migrate large amounts of data, even tens of gigabytes at a time, from a storage device or an existing server. Another new feature, file access history, indicates which users have downloaded a file and when it was downloaded. With the new "drag and drop" file upload, a user can select a file or a folder from any source and "drag and drop" it directly onto the Egnyte server.

Egnyte 1.5 includes several improvements to the previous version of the software. In-memory compression increases file upload speeds across a range of Internet connection speeds. If an Internet connection is interrupted during a file upload, Egnyte later restarts the upload at the point of interruption.

Egnyte 1.5 also makes it easier for organizations to consolidate multiple project-dedicated FTP sites, traditionally each with its own unique Web address, into one Web-based Egnyte account. In Egnyte, each FTP site is mapped to its own folder, each with controlled access.

Additionally, Egnyte 1.5 contains an enhanced "Hot Sharing" feature, which allows users to publish a Web link to a file on the Egnyte server, providing access to a file without logging into Egnyte. Users can now set an expiration date for the link or allow permanent access to the file, and users can also choose to be notified when someone accesses the file via the link.

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.

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