October 10, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - SMEStorage announced that it has updated the version of it's Cloud File Manager for iPhone and iPad to version 2.19, available in the App Store now.
Version 2.19 of iSMEStorage adds on device file encryption by taking advantage of iOS's native ability to encrypt files on device for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 3rd generation devices. Files are encrypted individually by software classes that implement the data protection and the user's device must have the passcode lock setting enabled and a valid passcode set. To mitigate the threat of a brute force attack, the file encryption use a key generated by the device itself, in addition to the key derived from the user's password. This make the files totally inaccessible when the user's iOS device is locked.
In addition to this security the users can also set a PIN on the Application itself which is requested on launch and when re-activating the App after it is backgrounded.
Also in the 2.19 version the adding of Cloud file Providers now makes use of OAuth where OAuth is supported. OAuth is an open protocol to allow secure API authentication with providers of data or services.
Other notable enhancements in version 2.19 are updates to the file handling of photos from different Clouds. When browsing pictures remotely on any of the 25 Clouds supported thumbnails are created so that users can easily which pictures are stored. Also now when uploading pictures or videos to Clouds the users can choose an option in setting to retain the full native resolution on upload.
The ability to view documents remotely without download is also added to version 2.19. This is something SMEStorage call "Cloud View".
The ability to store files in a unique Cloud Clipboard and then batch upload them to a file Cloud of choice is another unique features that is added to this version of the software.
Ian Osborne CEO stated, "We contain to add unique features at a pace for our iOS applications, whilst also adding more security features that are required by the business users of our Cloud FIle Server offering, who either use our SaaS offering or implement their own Private Cloud appliance for secure delivery of documents."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 6.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iSMEStorage 2.19 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
SMEStorage provides provide a cloud storage gateway in which file meta-data is synchronised, but all files continue to reside on the original storage platform. In this way SMEStorage can offer value added services and clients to existing cloud storage providers, whilst also providing a single cloud file system which enables files from many different cloud storage providers to be managed in one cloud file tree. SMEStorage provide services to individual users, and also to corporate users via its Organisation 'FileServer in the Cloud' platform offering, which combines file sharing, user management and collaboration features. Copyright (C) 2011 SMEStorage. All Rights Reserved.