MyWorkDrive Announces Availability in Azure Government Cloud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 17th, 2020 (San Francisco, CA)

MyWorkDrive, the secure remote file share access for Enterprise, is please to announce our availability in Azure Government Cloud.   MyWorkDrive allows agencies to provide secure file remote access while remaining compliant with various governmental data security regulations including FIPS, FINRA and GDPR.  MyWorkDrive is now available as a Azure Virtual Machine Image and has been certified for SAML Authentication for Azure AD Single Sign On allowing organizations to leverage Azure AD Two Factor Authentication and security services.

CEO Dan Gordon says- “We are excited to receive this approval for our Azure integration from Microsoft so that we can make it even easier for Public Sector Agencies who have been asking for it in Azure Government Cloud to instantly deploy our file share remote access software.” 

MyWorkDrive, a San Francisco based security software company has worked hard perfecting their product offering to meet stringent data security standards and regulations. The company is very happy to offer their Public Sector customer base the ability to deploy our solution in Azure Government Cloud.

MyWorkDrive ensures sensitive files remains on location, are never synced or migrated to any device and access is only allowed through a secure tunnel.  Using built-in Data Leak Prevention features all files remain secure.

Achieving HIPAA, FNRA, FIPS, GDPR, and CaCPA2018 compliance is critical for today’s cloud connected remote workforce when accessing file shares.   Governments and public sector agencies are secure using MyWorkDrive Remote File Access Mapped Drive, Web Browser, or Mobile clients anytime from anywhere.  With MyWorkDrive customers have access to enhanced security and Data Leak Prevention features without having to maintain VPNs or migrating their file shares to the cloud or new systems.

MyWorkDrive is redefining Enterprise File Sharing and Content Collaboration for critical sectors including Healthcare, Education, Government, and Financial institutions. MyWorkDrive employs the 5 C’s of success as an alternative to standard file share cloud services: Compliance, Control, lower Cost of Ownership, Cloud Capabilities, and instant Collaboration.

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.  MyWorkDrive is privately held, based in San Francisco, California and a product and dba of Wanpath LLC.  Visit us at https://www.myworkdrive.com.

What is Remote Work?

With the increase in remote work where people and businesses need to work remotely, how do they do it?

Remote employees work either from home or outside of the traditional working environment, such as at an office or on a specific job site. It increases morale and encourages successful completion of tasks and goals in a much more efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner while also protecting the health of employees.

All remote work can be summed up into two distinct categories:  

  • A fully remote job allows an employee, whether they be part-time, full-time, or on a freelance basis, to work 100% from home without needing to commute to an office location.
  • A partial remote job offers employees some remote work capabilities but does not allow the employee to engage in their work without visiting the office or job site at least some of the time.

So how does a company decide whether they should go the fully or just the partial remote job route? This largely depends on the type of job, but the tree deciding factors usually are:

  • Travel is a necessary part of the job.
  • Staff meetings and face time is required.
  • Certain aspects of a particular job cannot be done from home or outside of the office.

Whether full-time or part-time, one thing is for sure, remote work is no longer considered a trend but is now a fully viable option, as is confirmed by numerous studies and statistics, which we will address right now. Read more

MyWorkDrive Version 6 Preview Webinar

Join our resident experts on Friday, June 19th at 9 am PST for a webinar where we will preview the upcoming MyWorkDrive version 6 secure file remote access features. Save your spot now for this very popular discussion!

The Webinar has already taken place.  Click here for the Video.

During this webinar we will demonstrate the upcoming version 6 features:

  • External Guest Users Folder Sharing
  • New Granular Share Permissions
  • Multi-Domain Support
  • Teams Integration
  • Clustering Improvements

We will also review the latest version 5.4.2 features and updates:

  • Directory listing Mapped Drive speed improvements
  • Mac Mapped Drive Client Release
  • RDS/VDI Mapped Drive Client Support in shared environments
  • Improved Zip File download handling
  • Fixes and improvements across all clients

MyWorkDrive Software available during COVID-19 outbreak at no cost to state & local governments

With our success in helping 1000’s of students, faculty and staff with our free Education Offer, we have now extended this offer to new Local and State governmental customers as well.

As more governmental employees work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive. MyWorkDrive is a popular file share remote access solution allowing governmental organizations to securely access on-premise windows file shares using just a Web Browser, Desktop or Mobile client.

Effective immediately we are offering extended use and setup assistance of our MyWorkDrive Enterprise Server File Share Remote Access software with unlimited user logins to new governmental customers at no cost.

  • Unlimited MyWorkDrive Server User Logins
  • Server Setup Assistance
  • Extended Trials up to 60 days

We’re committed to supporting our users and customers during this challenging time and are we hope that we can support public health and safety by making remote file access work easier for governmental employees throughout this period.

Get Started

Sign up for a Trial on our website.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/account-signup/

Download MyWorkDrive Server Software and activate your trial.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/support/server-setup-guide/

Once you are fully functional, let us know and we will extend the fully functional license up to 60 days.

Contact [email protected] for additional details or [email protected] for setup assistance.

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4.2 released to production

We are excited to announce version 5.4.2 update of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now available for production use. With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports larger size limits on the Web client, faster logins on large domains and and upload speed improvement on our Windows Mapped Drive client.

Install Server Software

Server

  • Support for file downloads larger than 3 GB
  • Faster logins on large domains
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging

Numerous other enhancements and fixes –Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging
  • Warnings when paths too deep improved messaging
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Upload speed improvements by up to 500%
  • Support for editing Open Office Documents

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Mac Mapped Drive 

We are continuing development of our Mac Mapped Drive client.  The components used to create virtual drives in Mac OS are no longer supported by Apple or the open source community, requiring extensive reprogramming.   We have added additional resources to complete this effort however we do not have a timeline for an updated release.  The Web Client is fully supported on Mac’s.

Upgrading

As always, our upgrades are provided free of charge to currently licensed clients. If you would like assistance planning or executing your upgrade, please contact [email protected] and we’ll be happy to assist you.

 

Questions? Need a trial extension? Email us at [email protected] or Phone: 877-705-4997

 

MyWorkDrive Software available during COVID-19 outbreak at no cost to education

As more educational employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive. MyWorkDrive is a popular file share remote access solution allowing education institutions to securely provide their students and faculty access to on-campus windows file shares using just a Web Browser, Desktop or Mobile client.

Effective immediately we are offering extended use and setup assistance of our MyWorkDrive Enterprise Server File Share Remote Access software with unlimited user logins to new Educational customers at no cost.

• Unlimited MyWorkDrive Server User Logins
• Server Setup Assistance

We’re committed to supporting our users and customers during this challenging time and are we hope that we can support public health and safety by making remote file access work easier for educational employees, educators and student throughout this period.

Get Started

Sign up for a Trial on our website.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/account-signup/

Download MyWorkDrive Server Software and activate your trial.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/support/server-setup-guide/

Once you are fully functional, let us know and we will extend the fully functional license up to 60 days.

Contact [email protected] for additional details or [email protected] for setup assistance.

Securely Share folders with Guest Users using MyWorkDrive & Azure B2B

Need to share files and folders with external parties but don’t want to move files to the cloud?   Check out our new article and script to leverage Azure AD SAML B2B to allow external file sharing with MyWorkDrive!

https://www.myworkdrive.com/support/external-guest-folder-sharing/

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4.2 released to preview

We are excited to announce version 5.4.2 update of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now available for preview. With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports larger size limits on the Web client, faster logins on large domains and the imminent release of the preview of our updated Mac Mapped Drive client.

Install Server Software

Server

  • Support for file downloads larger than 2 GB
  • Faster logins on large domains
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging

Numerous other enhancements and fixes –Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Mapped Drive permissions improved messaging
  • Warnings when paths too deep improved messaging
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved refresh of file locks
  • Support for editing Open Office Documents

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Mac Mapped Drive (BETA releasing soon)

  • Improved support for editing larger office files
  • Faster upload/download
  • Stability improvements to handle Mac OS and OSX fuse updates
  • Minimum Server version 5.4.1.13 required

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

 

Questions? Need a trial extension? Email us at [email protected] or Phone: 877-705-4997

 

Migrate On-Premise Files Shares to Azure Cloud File Storage

Exciting Article Updates! April 13th, 2020

*Azure News Update: Azure Files AD Integration for SMB access using Active Directory Domain’s managed by customers, is now available in preview.

We have updated our our Azure MyWorkDrive Image in the marketplace to allow it to easily join an existing Windows Active Directory Server that will further simplify the process!   View our complete Setup Article here on how to integrate Azure File Shares with MyWorkDrive.

cloud file storageLooking to migrate Windows File Shares to cloud file storage? You’re not alone!

Businesses of all sizes have been searching for the right mix of technologies that will allow them to migrate their on-premise file shares to cloud file storage.

For small businesses and startups, services like Dropbox, Box, Egnyte and SharePoint are a good alternative. 

For larger businesses, governments, higher education and compliance restricted firms, migrating away from private cloud file storage under their own control requires significant planning. 

Larger companies are concerned about the loss of file ownership, data sovereignty, compliance, ongoing costs and navigating costly and complex migrations.

These businesses are considering migrating their file shares to cloud file storage so that they can outsource the management of servers and infrastructure while still desiring to maintain control of their company files and sidestepping the software vendor lock-in associated with EFSS.

Until now they could meet some of these requirements with costly Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) systems on-premise however they were still stuck managing complex migrations, having new databases to manage and license and re-inventing long term backup and data retention plans.

These businesses have been searching for a simple alternative cloud file storage sharing option that provides the same benefits of traditional mapped drives, fast local speeds and secure file remote access. 

The technologies to enable cloud-based file server file shares are now converging with all the components needed to make this dream a reality! Read more

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 Webinar

Join our resident experts on Thursday January 23rd at 10 am PST for a webinar where we will preview the latest MyWorkDrive version 5.4 secure file remote access features. Save your spot now for this very popular discussion!

The Webinar has already taken place.  Click here for the Video.

During this webinar we will review

  • MyWorkDrive Web File Manager
  • Data Leak Prevention
  • Access Files from Anywhere with Mobile or Mapped Drive
  • How to collaborate and edit online in Office 365 and keep files stored on your own servers.

We will also reviewed the latest 5.4 features and updates:

  • Download speed improvements by 500%
  • MSI Files for easy mapped drive deployment
  • Updated Cloud Web Connector/Reverse Proxy speed improvements
  • Default A+ rating on Qualsys SSL Labs with no manual configuration
  • UI improvements across all clients

The Webinar has already taken place.  Click here for the Video.

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 released to production

We are excited to announce version 5.4 of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now live for production use.  With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports faster download speeds on both the Web and Windows Mapped Drive clients.  View the webinar here

 

Install Server Software

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 is primarily focused on speed improvements.  All clients are advised to update to the latest version of 5.4 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.

Server

  • Download speed improvements by up to 500%
  • Cloud Web Connector/Office 365 Reverse Proxy connectors will be migrated to Cloudflare Tunnels to improve performance & security.
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Folder Upload improved messaging
  • Office Online Editing Speed improvements

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Internal File Sharing Links using UNC Paths
  • Mapped Drive Letters now use UNC Paths for compatibility with legacy SMB sharing
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved refresh of file locks
  • Improved Download Speeds
  • Extract an MSI from Exe for easy deployment
  • Cloud Web Connector (*.myworkdrive.net) now allowed in mapped drive (100 MB file size Maximum)

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

**Important note for MyWorkDrive Servers 5.2 & earlier**

We will be ending support for Server Version 5.2 and earlier on 15 Jan 2020, and your server will no longer be licensed as of this date if not upgraded to 5.3. You must upgrade to server version 5.3 or higher prior to 15 Jan 2020. The licensing partner we use for 5.2 and prior versions will no longer be providing licensing or support as of 15 Jan 2020.  This only impacts Server versions 5.2 and older; map drive and mobile clients will continue to function normally

Questions? Need a trial extension? Email us at [email protected] or Phone: 877-705-4997

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 released to preview

We are excited to announce version 5.4 of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is available for preview.  With this release, MyWorkDrive now supports faster download speeds on both the Web and Windows Mapped Drive clients.

Version 5.4 Preview is primarily focused on speed improvements.  All clients are advised to update to the latest version of 5.3 and may begin testing 5.4 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.

Server

  • Download speed improvements by up to 500%
  • Cloud Web Connector/Office 365 Reverse Proxy connectors will be migrated to Cloudflare Tunnels to improve performance & security.
  • UI improvements across all clients
  • Folder Upload improved messaging
  • Office Online Editing Speed improvements

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

Windows Mapped Drive

  • Internal File Sharing Links using UNC Paths
  • Mapped Drive Letters now use UNC Paths for compatibility with legacy SMB sharing
  • Improved login/logout performance
  • Improved refresh of file locks
  • Improved Download Speeds
  • Extract an MSI from Exe for easy deployment
  • Cloud Web Connector (*.myworkdrive.net) now allowed in mapped drive (100 MB file size Maximum)

Numerous other enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

We recommend all customers upgrade to our latest 5.3.2 production server and mapped drive client. All clients are advised to update to version 5.3.2 following normal review and accommodating normal maintenance windows. Detailed upgrade instructions can be found in our Server Upgrade Guide.  See our server release notes here.

**Important note for MyWorkDrive Servers 5.2 & earlier**

We will be ending support for Server Version 5.2 and earlier on 15 Jan 2020, and your server will no longer be licensed as of this date if not upgraded to 5.3. You must upgrade to server version 5.3 or later prior to 15 Jan 2020. The licensing partner we use for 5.2 and prior versions will no longer be providing licensing or support as of 15 Jan 2020.  This only impacts Server versions 5.2 and older; map drive and mobile clients will continue to function normally

Questions? Need a trial extension? Email us at [email protected] or Phone: 877-705-4997

 

Free SSL Certificate with Let’s Encrypt

A FREE SSL Certificate from Let’s Encrypt solves one of the common challenges with testing out MyworkDrive

A common question that comes up when clients trial or deploy a proof of concept with MyWorkDrive is whether they need to use HTTPS and bind an SSL/TLS certificate.

We emphatically say yes, for a few reasons

1) You’re probably trialing with a subset of real data. Even if you’re not, there’s a chance an employee may test with real data out of scope and put that data at risk.

2) You’re going to want to test firewall and security rules as part of your test.

3) You’re going to want a realistic performance test, and https traffic is, typically, a little slower due to the security.

Another argument in the favor of using HTTPS and an SSL/TLS certificate is that the MyWorkDrive clients don’t accept Self Signed certificates, so you’re going to want to apply an SSL/TLS certificate to your MyWorkDrive server if you want to test our Map Drive and Mobile clients.

The the question, of course, where to get a certificate? Some organization will have a wildcard cert, but, getting permission to it may be a challenge. More commonly, we’ll hear that the certificate is only good on the webserver, or that getting permission to spend even the $20 a discount SSL certificate costs is a challenge.

Some organizations aren’t even aware of discount SSL providers (and then you do a web search and discover there are thousands, how do you choose a good one and avoid getting your credit card hacked in the process?)

 

 

The good news is, you can get a valid FREE SSL certificate FOR FREE for no more work than generating a CSR in IIS from Let’s Encrypt, with zero risk of a comprimised credit card and avoiding all the approval challenge in getting a certificate for your poc/trial.

Let’s Encrypt isn’t a scam. Its a non-profit with backer’s you’ve likely heard of – EFF, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Stanford University, University of Michigan and Mozilla.

Let’s Encrypt is pretty simple to execute, but most of the tutorials and literature you’ll find out there refer to implementations in Linux or other open source hosting platforms. There aren’t a lot of tutorials written for Microsoft IIS, but Windows clients do exist and we’ll walk you through using one of the easier to use examples.

SSL Certificate Setup on IIS with Let’s Encrypt

You’ll start with a DNS Entry mapped to an IP (Cname, A Record) and Port 80 and 443 mapped/open and bound to the WanPath.Webclient website on your MyWorkDrive server.

You run a small app (called an Acme client) on your server which does a challenge-response to validate your server, then downloads and even binds the certificate for you.

That’s it!

If there’s any negative, its that the certificates are only valid for 90 days before you have to renew them. But, renewal is as simple as running the client again (and many clients will automatically schedule renewals in Windows Scheduler!).

Oh, and most of the clients run in dos – but they’re fairly straight forward – no complicated paths or case-sensitive strings to type.

Lets walk through a real life example.

  • We’re going to secure the MyWorkDrive server for myworkfolders.net.
  • We’ve installed MyWorkDrive on a server on our domain.
  • We’ve opened Port 80 and Port 443 inbound to our server.
  • We’ve added a DNS entry for fileshare1.myworkfolders.net to DNS, pointed at our new server.

From here, the following steps are completed on the server hosting MyWorkDrive.

We’ll start by editing the bindings in IIS on the MyWorkDrive server to map the port 80 on the WanPath.WebClient site to fileshare1.myworkfolders.net.  At this point, you should be able to access the MyWorkDrive server at http://fileshare1.myworkfolders.net, if you have not marked “require SSL” in settings.

 

We’re going to use the Win-Acme client from PKI Sharp as our client on Windows to access LetsEncrypt. Its available for download as a .zip from https://pkisharp.github.io/win-acme/ There are many other clients available and you may find one you like better. This one just happens to be one we’ve used reliably over the past few years.

We’re going to download version 2.1.0 64-bit pluggable, which is marked Recommended.  You should take the most current version available at the time you download.

 

Once its downloaded, extract it and store it in your favorite location for apps. Remember, you may need this again to renew the certificate in 90 days, so do not discard it. We created a new folder c:\Win-Acme

Launch a command prompt as Administrator and browse to the folder you saved Win-Acme in. Run wacs.exe. It will launch a dos window with a list of questions.

Select N: Create new certificate (simple for IIS)

 

It will prompt you to ask you want to bind.
Select 1: Single binding of an IIS website

You’ll get a list of the websites on your server (which should only be a single SiteId since we only set port 80 on one website). Choose the option with the domain name, in our case 2: fileshare1.myworkfolders.net (SiteId 4)

 

When prompted, enter your email.  The Win-acme client will send you reminder emails to renew your site.

 

TOS – we have experienced trouble getting these to open in the default application as offered. When we said yes the program crashed. Review the terms at the URL printed on screen, and if you have trouble opening them with the default application like we did, go ahead and say NO to the prompt to open them.  If you do say yes and the program crashes, just run it again repeating the same steps until you get to this screen, where you should say No to continue.

 

Agree to the terms when prompted, assuming you’ve reviewed them and they are acceptable.

Win-Acme will then run through the authorization and explain what it has done. In our case, it added new https binding for port 443 as we expected, and then it scheduled a renewal in the scheduler.

Go ahead and select Q to quit, and lets take a look in IIS to verify it added the binding.

Open IIS, open the WanPath.WebClient site and click on Bindings. You should see that an HTTPS entry has been added for your site – in our case fileshare1.myworkfolders.net

 

If you edit the binding, you can use the view option to have a look at the certificate and see the details.

Lets jump on a website on our desktop and see if our site is now available via HTTPS

Looks good. No errors about the certificate, Chrome is showing a lock symbol. You can click into the lock symbol and double check the details.

And thats it! It took longer to read this blog posting than it would to secure your site.

Lets Recap – Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate Setup steps

Install MyWorkDrive
Set DNS
Open/Map Firewall Ports
Bind your DNS name in IIS
Download Win-Acme
Run Win-Acme
Answer 6 questions
You’re all set! Your Free SSL Certificate is added and bound automatically.

 

Not using MyWorkDrive, but want to use Lets Encrypt and Win-Acme to secure other IIS hosted sites with a Free SSL Certificate? Just follow these directions except at the step where you’re choosing MyWorkDrive, choose the site you want to secure.

Note that at this point you can remove or block the binding for port 80 and just leave port 443 open inbound, however, the Lets Encrypt Win-Acme Free SSL certificate renewal will fail without port 80 being open/mapped. You may want to make a calender event reminder to manually process the renewal in 85 days or so and re-open port 80 temporarily if you are keeping it closed.

Or, just leave Port 80 open and set the “require SSL” option in MyWorkDrive settings.

 

Using a Free SSL Certificate from Let’s Encrypt on IIS?  Drop us a note on Social and let us know how its going for you!

MyWorkDrive debuts version 5.4 at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando on November 4th-8th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 30th, 2019 (San Francisco, CA)

MyWorkDrive, the San Francisco based software company redefining secure remote file sharing and compliant content collaboration will debut version 5.4 at the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Orlando, FL on November 4th, booth 409.  Version 5.4 enhances download speed improvements by 500%, includes major user interface improvements for remote clients, search integration with the mapped drive client and enhanced security features for enterprises who seek secure cloud like file sharing capabilities without migrating their file shares to the cloud or proprietary formats outside of their control.

CEO Dan Gordon says- “We are excited to be exhibiting at Microsoft’s Ignite conference where we will show off the improved features of our latest release. We have perfected a great security tool with MyWorkDrive enabling Enterprises to digitally transform their network at a fraction of the cost without compromising security” 

With MyWorkDrive, there are no files to migrate, no VPNs to manage, no security worries for mobile device management with remote users and no need to sync files before sharing. Customers have their own private File Cloud installed easily with instant secure collaboration using Office 365.  MyWorkDrive enables enterprises who keep their files stored on their existing Windows File Shares to access them using their Web File Manager, Mapped Drive or Mobile clients from anywhere. Think of your network instantly becoming your own File Sharing Cloud but with improved security over VPN and instant Office 365 collaboration from any device from anywhere. The mapped drive allows users to manage files in explorer remotely. There is also a secure web client, ensuring all browser logins are secured and compliant on any device. Enterprise digital transformation can be cost prohibitive and cumbersome for larger organizations and IT Departments. With MyWorkDrive, installation is a breeze and files remain in place on existing file shares without migration. MyWorkDrive installs easily and turns your file server into a secure file server in the cloud
allowing secure file collaboration for remote and global users instantly.  Enterprise and compliance (HIPAA, FINRA, FIPS, GDPR) requirements are easily achieved with MWorkDrive.  with MyWorkDrive, secure remote file share access without VPN is available using any web browser, the mapped drive or mobile clients with SAML SSO, Two Factor Authentication and Data Leak Prevention features built in.

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.  MyWorkDrive is privately held, based in San Francisco, California and a product and dba of Wanpath LLC.  Visit us at https://www.myworkdrive.com.

 

Secure File Share Remote Access for Government

 

MyWorkDrive Software available during COVID-19 outbreak at no cost to local and state governments

 

As more governmental employees work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive. MyWorkDrive is a popular file share remote access solution allowing governmental organizations to securely access on-premise windows file shares using just a Web Browser, Desktop or Mobile client.

Effective immediately we are offering extended use and setup assistance of our MyWorkDrive Enterprise Server File Share Remote Access software with unlimited user logins to new governmental customers at no cost.

  • Unlimited MyWorkDrive Server User Logins
  • Server Setup Assistance
  • Extended Trials up to 60 days

We’re committed to supporting our users and customers during this challenging time and are we hope that we can support public health and safety by making remote file access work easier for governmental employees throughout this period.

Get Started

Sign up for a Trial on our website.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/account-signup/

Download MyWorkDrive Server Software and activate your trial.
https://www.myworkdrive.com/support/server-setup-guide/

Once you are fully functional, let us know and we will extend the fully functional license up to 60 days.

Contact [email protected] for additional details or [email protected] for setup assistance.

Secure Remote File Access

MyWorkDrive provides the necessary safeguards to help government agencies meet their security requirements for secure file share remote access without migrating files to the cloud or exposing their files using VPN.   MyWorkDrive gives your government agency secure file share remote access using your on-premise Windows File Shares & Active Directory infrastructure.   Users are able to remotely edit and share files simply and securely.  No Vendor lock-in, No syncing and prevent Ransomware without migrating files the cloud or new systems.

Compliance

Achieving HIPAA, FNRA, FIPS, FEDRAMP, GDPR, and CaCPA2018 compliance is critical for today’s cloud connected remote workforce when accessing file shares.   Governments and public sector agencies are secure using MyWorkDrive Remote File Access Mapped Drive, Web Browser, or Mobile clients anytime from anywhere.  With MyWorkDrive customers have access to enhanced security and Data Leak Prevention features without having to maintain VPNs or migrate their file shares to the cloud.

Data Leak Prevention

Using MyWorkDrive’s Data Leak Prevention feature enables secure remote file share access for Governments while remaining compliant with various data security regulations such as FIPS,  MyWorkDrive ensures sensitive files remains on location, are never synced or migrated to any device and access is only allowed through a secure tunnel in our encrypted viewer with watermarks to prevent printing and copying of screen viewing.

Easy Deployment without Migrating Files

Government agencies can deploy MyWorkDrive infrastructure on-premise as 100% private cloud to meet their security requirements or as a hybrid cloud.   In private cloud mode all files, transmissions and document edits are contained within the government agency’s infrastructure including support for a Local Office Online Server.   When deployed as a hybrid cloud, Office documents can be viewed and edited in Office 365 online in Microsoft’s FEDRAMP compliant Office 365 editors securely with a direct secure tunnel between the agency and Microsoft while keeping files saved to the government agencies private storage.

MyWorkDrive has worked hard perfecting our product offering to meet stringent government data security standards and regulations.  MyWorkDrive is pleased to offer their Public Sector customers the ability to subscribe to our MyWorkDrive Secure File Share Remote Access software to solve security concerns around VPN while providing the collaboration features employees need to be productive.

US Federal Government GSA Approved

 

For US Federal Government Agencies, As MyWorkDrive’s public sector distributor, Vertosoft provides government end users access to MyWorkDrive software through Government Purchasing vehicles such as GSA IT-70 and NASA SWEP.  Vertosoft is focused on delivering innovative technologies and services to public sector agencies in support of agency IT modernization efforts. They bring a deep knowledge and unmatched expertise supporting all phases of the government acquisition life cycle to federal, state, and local governments through the adoption of both cloud and emerging technology solutions.

 

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.

MyWorkDrive is redefining Enterprise File Sharing and Content Collaboration for critical sectors including Healthcare, Education, Government, and Financial institutions. MyWorkDrive employs the 5 C’s of success as an alternative to standard file share cloud services: Compliance, Control, lower Cost of Ownership, Cloud Capabilities, and instant Collaboration.

 

MyWorkDrive announces partnership with Vertosoft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 14th, 2019 (San Francisco, CA)

MyWorkDrive, the Data Leak Prevention tool that enables secure remote file share access for Enterprise while remaining compliant with various data security regulations including FIPS, announces today our official partnership with Vertosoft.  As MyWorkDrive’s public sector distributor, Vertosoft provides government end users access to MyWorkDrive software through Government Purchasing vehicles such as GSA IT-70 and NASA SWEP.

CEO Dan Gordon says- “We are happy to announce that with our partnership with Vertosoft, we are able to provide our Software to Public Sector Agencies who have been asking for it.” In the past we were told “if only you were on the GSA Schedule, or FedRamp compliant” …Now we are!

MyWorkDrive, a San Francisco based security software company has worked hard perfecting their product offering to meet stringent data security standards and regulations. The company is very happy to offer their Public Sector customer base the ability to purchase their Secure File Share Remote Access software through Vertosoft.

MyWorkDrive ensures sensitive files remains on location, are never synced or migrated to any device and access is only allowed through a secure tunnel.  Using built-in Data Leak Prevention features all files remain secure.

Achieving HIPAA, FNRA, FIPS, GDPR, and CaCPA2018 compliance is critical for today’s cloud connected remote workforce when accessing file shares.   Governments and public sector agencies are secure using MyWorkDrive Remote File Access Mapped Drive, Web Browser, or Mobile clients anytime from anywhere.  With MyWorkDrive customers have access to enhanced security and Data Leak Prevention features without having to maintain VPNs or migrate their file shares to the cloud.

Vertosoft is focused on delivering innovative technologies and services to public sector agencies in support of agency IT modernization efforts. They bring a deep knowledge and unmatched expertise supporting all phases of the government acquisition life cycle to federal, state, and local governments through the adoption of both cloud and emerging technology solutions.

MyWorkDrive is redefining Enterprise File Sharing and Content Collaboration for critical sectors including Healthcare, Education, Government, and Financial institutions. MyWorkDrive employs the 5 C’s of success as an alternative to standard file share cloud services: Compliance, Control, lower Cost of Ownership, Cloud Capabilities, and instant Collaboration.

About MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive provides a software-only, on-premise data center solution for secure private cloud remote file sharing access from anywhere for any device. Users gain access in minutes without Sync, VPN, RDP or migrating data. MyWorkDrive is for IT leaders looking for a cloud-like file sharing solution that has ransomware protection & DLP, facilitates data governance compliance (FIPS, HIPAA, FINRA, GDPR), enhances Office 365 real-time online collaboration, with a lower total cost of ownership.  MyWorkDrive is privately held, based in San Francisco, California and a product and dba of Wanpath LLC.  Visit us at https://www.myworkdrive.com.

 

MyWorkDrive Version 5.4 Webinar set for October 24th

Join our resident experts on Thursday October 24th at 10 am PST for a webinar where we will preview the latest MyWorkDrive version 5.4 secure file remote access features. Save your spot now for this very popular discussion!

During this webinar we will preview the latest 5.4 features and updates:

  • Download speed improvements by 500%
  • Search integration with the Mapped Drive client
  • MSI Files for easy mapped drive deployment
  • Updated Cloud Web Connector/Reverse Proxy speed improvements
  • Default A+ rating on Qualsys SSL Labs with no manual configuration
  • UI improvements across all clients

We will also review:

  • MyWorkDrive Web File Manager Data Leak Prevention
  • Access Files from Anywhere with Mobile or Mapped Drive
  • MyWorkDrive software road map
  • How to collaborate and edit online in Office 365 and keep files stored on your own server.

How to join us: Thursday October 24th, 2019

Start Time: 10:00 AM PST, (1:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM UTC)

Register using this link:

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5213251222296219661

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