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Monday, 01 September 2014 13:28

Node4 launches sync and share solution for smaller businesses

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Node4’s cloud-based File Sync and Share is aimed at encouraging small and medium sized businesses to move away from consumer applications like Dropbox and Google Drive.

As we said last week the number of file and sync services is increasing at fast rate and this week cloud and data centre specialist Node4 has jumped into the space with its own does-what-it-says-on- the-tin service named File Sync and Share.

The cloud-based collaboration product allows business users to share and collaborate on content using Cloud services and is based on Node4’s resilient N4Cloud platform and includes built-in security and file management.


Features include;


  • UK Based Storage – Data is held in UK Data Centres
  • Secure - N4Cloud uses EMC ATMOS storage and is secured with strong AES 256-bit encryption.
  • Realtime synchronisation - Files are automatically synchronised from selected folders to the Cloud folder.


The small software app can be installed by businesses on a variety of connected devices and synchronises automatically when files or folders are created or modified.

The platform can be used to share files internally and externally and is centrally managed through a web-portal where administrators monitor access rights and permissions, giving businesses more control than many “open” consumer applications. Administrators can manage remotely time-limited projects, so an employee who has left the business or an external user who no longer needs access to information can have project files removed from their remote devices.

John Williams, Product Manager, Node4 said: “The increasing use of personal devices for work purposes has led to consumer sharing platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive becoming popular with business users. For businesses, the issue is that it is difficult to control and monitor the use of such platforms and, ultimately, you don’t know where your data actually is or what security measures are in place to protect it. File Sync and Share is a solution that provides SMEs with a secure and collaborative way of sharing potentially sensitive information.”

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