Storage Made Easy provides advanced file sharing features which include time expiry, download limits, and password protection.
Sophisticated access control and versioning is built in.
Each user has the ability create a Group workspace in which users can be invited to share content. Each member can, if required, be given permission to share content.
Team accounts can use shared folders with full ACL permissions that can be set by an administrator.
The Storage Made Easy solution can be integrated with best of breed web office editors for collaborative editing and also provides a full collaborative PDF annotation suite.
Rules can be set on data so that users get emailed if new files are uploaded to a specific folder, or file versions changes. Users can filter on certain types of file extensions or set all file extensions.
SME works with what is already in use so if you are using solutions such Office 35, DropBox, Box, Google Apps or Drive SME can connect to them, make them more secure, and expand their feature sets.
SME supports almost all of the major Object Storage solutions including OpenStack, SwiftStack, Scality, CleverSafe, Cloudian, ActiveScale, Caringo Swarm, EMC Atmos, Amazon S3, Azure and all other S3 or or OpenStack compatible solutions.
SME supports CIFS and NDS shares as well as other common on-site protocol and Apps such as WebDav, FTP, SharePoint and Alfresco.
The SME solution can be fully branded, from the web right through to the desktop and mobile Apps. Perfect for retaining a strong sense of corporate identity or for white label or OEM.
SME provides an interface that users are already used too, namely a windows file manager style management directly from within the browser.
File access is native from mobile apps and desktop OS Apps with additional native cloud drive's for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
All files can be made secure using encryption, even if the underlying storage cloud does not support encryption. Sensitive information stored in local storage or remote clouds can be securely encrypted.
Users can choose to have data stored in a nominated Primary Cloud and have it automatically backed up to a Backup Cloud to ensure the data is always available when needed. If the Primary Cloud is down Storage Made Easy will get the data from the backup.
Part of the service includes email backup that is easy to use and also integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express. The emails are sorted by date and month and stored as files that can be searched and accessed from online or native client tooling.
The solution comes with a sophisticated protocol gateway that exposes access to files from common protocols irrespective of whether these are supported on the back end storage or not.