BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world's most popular open source file sync and share alternative, released its latest version today, giving companies even greater scalability, performance and control over their files. The company also announced general availability of the community edition.
With significantly faster upload, download and sync of files - even very large files -- a re-factored sharing engine, greater and more granular administrative control, and greater integration with popular business tools, ownCloud 2012 Business and ownCloud 2012 Enterprise give companies the security and control they need while providing end users the flexibility and ease of use they demand.
Unlike simple apps such as Dropbox and Box, which store data at remote third-party data centers, ownCloud can be deployed on site, seamlessly integrating with existing security, storage, monitoring and reporting tools, giving IT managers unprecedented flexibility and control over corporate data.
"Companies world-wide are beginning to realize that in order to better control the data that employees are sending in and out of their enterprise, they need more than an iPad app and third-party storage," said Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud. "ownCloud provides companies the software they need to retain control while giving end users a user-friendly, device-independent way to get their job done."
Built through active community development and support, the latest ownCloud adds innovative features like sub-admins for groups - the ability to assign a sub-administrator to a group to handle account management, desktop fast syncing - which reduces server load and enhances the sync algorithm for a faster, quicker, better sync with far less load on the server, enhanced permissions - more granular permissions so end users can determine who can do what with shared data, new user-management back ends - so ownCloud can authenticate against remote WebDAV, IMAP, Samba and FTP servers, and enhanced logging - so that administrators have a complete and auditable history for each file on the server.
Features only available in ownCloud Business, Enterprise and Education Editions
With more than 650,000 users world-wide, ownCloud offers the ease-of-use of Dropbox, with the flexibility, sophistication and security that can only be provided by software installed on site. ownCloud users can host their own data sync and share services on their own hardware and storage, use popular public hosting and storage offerings, or both - true hybrid cloud storage.
About the ownCloud Community
ownCloud began at a KDE community event in 2010, aiming to bring greater flexibility, access and security to data in the cloud. ownCloud enables universal access to files through the widely implemented WebDAV standard, providing a platform to easily view and sync contacts, calendars and bookmarks across devices while supporting sharing, viewing and editing via the web interface. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn't need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple, powerful API for applications. For more information, please visit: http://www.owncloud.org.
About ownCloud Inc.
Based on the popular ownCloud open source community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to bring greater flexibility, access and security to unstructured data in enterprises. Company headquarters are in Boston, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.