SOURCE: Hightail


August 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Hightail Enables Increased Productivity With New Enterprise Integrations

SkySync and Mover Allow Enterprise Customers to Share, Sync or Back-Up Files Across Any Connected System

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2014) - Leading file-sharing service Hightail today announced integration with SkySync and Mover, enabling enterprise customers to easily sync, share, transfer or backup files across any connected system -- both on-premise and cloud-based.

Hightail recognizes the significant investment enterprises have made in on-premise storage solutions, and unlike many of its competitors, the company doesn't think you should have to replace your current system to take advantage of the cloud. With 97 percent of businesses interested in hybrid cloud solutions*, Hightail wants to enable their users to access their content no matter where it is stored: in the cloud, on-premise or in an online repository.

"Hightail shares our philosophy that the user should never be limited to one platform but instead work how and where they want to," said Mark Brazeau, Co-founder of SkySync. "In today's modern enterprise, workers have diversified -- they are deploying tools that enable them to operate more efficiently and want flexibility in how they collaborate with others."

The new partnership with SkySync and Mover will enable enterprises to connect to their storage provider of choice and leverage bi-directional syncing, migration and back-up abilities on nearly all on-premise and cloud-based storage services (e.g. SharePoint, Google Drive and Amazon S3). This gives enterprise users a streamlined experience for ultimate collaboration and productivity.

"Today's user is constantly on the move -- we need solutions that can operate at the same speed," said Eric Warnke, CEO of Mover. "Our integration with Hightail allows users to benefit from total and unhindered cloud access to move and transfer data wherever it lives."

By syncing content from internal repositories to Hightail, business users can utilize Hightail's control features such as passwords, expiration dates, tracking and read-receipts, when sharing with other users. With Hightail, users not only have the simplicity, but also the controls and security that are necessary when collaborating with users outside the company firewall.

"Security and the user experience are the top concerns for CIOs and CTOs looking to leverage the cloud," said Jeff Schmidt, GM of Enterprise. "Companies want a way to benefit from the flexibility and scalability of the public cloud without worrying their data will be compromised. Our partnership with SkySync and Mover enables enterprises to securely connect on-premise and cloud-based storage solutions with their legacy systems. It's about giving users what they need to succeed in the enterprise with one seamless experience."

To get access this great new capability, please contact Hightail.

About Hightail
Hightail helps 45 million professionals around the world securely share and control files from anywhere.

About Mover
Based in Edmonton, Canada, Mover was conceived to better your relationship with data. As businesses adopt next generation cloud storage, the process of moving files for an entire organization becomes a serious concern. Mover offers swift and secure solutions for data migration and backups from virtually any storage location, all the while ensuring corporate policies and government regulations are met.

Think of Mover as an online version of FedEx: one point of contact, pre-negotiated transport, and your files are securely moved from point A to point B. For more information please visit our website at:

About Portal Architects
SkySync® is a wholly-owned product of Portal Architects, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company. Portal Architects is a software development company comprised of Senior Architects and Engineers with extensive Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Cloud platform development expertise.

*Enterprise Strategy Group 2014 "The Demand for Hybrid Online File Sharing Solutions"