SOURCE: Egnyte


June 21, 2011 09:15 ET

Egnyte Simplifies File Sharing for Businesses With Outlook Plug-In and Personal Local Cloud 6.0

Latest Release and New Plug-In Provide Businesses With Simple File Sharing From the Desktop or E-Mail, Enhancing Productivity and Accelerating Workflows

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Egnyte, a leading provider of cloud file server solutions, today released its Personal Local Cloud 6.0 and the Egnyte Outlook e-mail plug-in. These unique tools empower users to easily browse and share files in the cloud directly from their desktops or within Microsoft® Outlook. Available immediately, the Personal Local Cloud 6.0 and Egnyte Outlook e-mail plug-in build upon Egnyte's hybrid cloud solution, ensuring businesses have a simple way to access and share files, enhancing productivity and accelerating workflows.

"Egnyte allows our global team to share and access 3D multimedia files 24x7, which maximizes efficiency of our production process," said Michael Semmen, partner, ZŪM, LLC. "I am excited to see Egnyte continue to enhance features. The Outlook plug-in fits in with the way our users want to work."

The cloud has provided an efficient alternative to sharing media-rich files via e-mail, but many of these solutions were not designed to meet the security needs of businesses. Egnyte Cloud File Server delivers flexible access and sharing -- anytime, anywhere on any device -- with the visibility and control required for safe file sharing. For faster file access, customers add Personal Local Cloud, which combines the speed and availability of local storage with the flexibility of the cloud in a hybrid solution. Local Cloud allows users to share, store and manage files on their LAN.

Now, Egnyte adds new functionalities with its Personal Local Cloud 6.0 and Egnyte Outlook e-mail plug-in. In essence, both tools bring the cloud to the business user's desktop and Outlook, streamlining and simplifying cloud access and file sharing.

The latest version of Egnyte's Personal Local Cloud provides several unique functionalities to enhance file sharing among business users:

  • Visual sync indicator on each file and folder, enabling users to quickly affirm that each file is up to date
  • Ability to share files by generating links directly from the desktop
  • Seamless enforcement of all business policies set by the company administrator, such as access rights and link expiration rules

A unique tool, Egnyte Outlook e-mail plug-in enhances Microsoft® Outlook, the most popular e-mail client:

  • Enables seamless access to a user's files in the Egnyte Cloud Server, directly from Outlook
  • Easy folder navigation, with the choice to send files as attachments
  • Ability to generate links to share files and folders with associates
  • Like Egnyte Personal Local Cloud 6.0, fully enforces business policies set in the cloud

"The Egnyte Cloud File Server provides safe file sharing for over half a million business users today," said Rajesh Ram, vice president of products. "In this latest release, we build upon our initial success by literally bringing the cloud to the desktop or e-mail platform -- in essence integrating cloud access into users' regular workflow."

Egnyte Personal Local Cloud 6.0 and Egnyte Outlook e-mail plug-in are available immediately. Please visit for additional details.

About Egnyte

Egnyte addresses the critical infrastructure needs of business -- file storage, sharing and collaboration -- in one secure, centrally-managed and easy-to-use solution. The company's hybrid cloud technology combines the accessibility and flexibility of cloud storage with the robust performance and speed of local storage, and automatically synchronizes changes made to local and cloud files. Egnyte Cloud File Server ensures that users have reliable and fast access to the files they need anytime, anywhere. Egnyte, based in Mountain View, California, is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Floodgate Fund, and Polaris Venture Partners. For more information, please visit or call 1-877-7EGNYTE.

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