MyWorkDrive Version 5.1 Released to Production

We are pleased to announce version 5.1 of MyWorkDrive server and Windows client is now available for download.  We are excited to include streamlined Azure AD/Office 365 Single Sign On (SSO) setup options, local document editing from the browser and a major update to our Windows Mapped Drive Client that greatly improves transfer speeds and login time.

MyWorkDrive CEO Dan Gordon says, “We are very excited to see these major improvements in speed and functionality with version 5.1 of MyWorkDrive Server and Windows Client. With these speed and functionality improvements, now more than ever, our customers can eliminate file share VPN costs and security concerns while enabling their users to work from anywhere.”


New Version 5.1 features

Web Browser Client

  • Edit Documents from the browser using Local Office
  • Local Document editing using ADFS/SAML SSO
  • Improved support for ADFS and SAML SSO providers

Mapped Drive

  • Dramatic speed improvement of 500% or more
  • Multi-threaded downloads and customization
  • New command line scripting options
  • Pull company logo on first login and during scripted installs


Numerous enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.

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*Upgrade note: Existing customers can upgrade for free in place.

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


Top 5 Reasons Your Company Should Use MyWorkDrive

Top 5 Reasons Your Company Should Use MyWorkDrive

There are 5 big advantages to using MyWorkDrive over just about any other remote access file share methodology that comes to mind including Egnyte and WeTransfer:

1. MyWorkDrive is Easy to Setup and Install

Your user community can be up and running quickly. By enabling and using already existing NTFS permissions, multiple and mobile device management is easy. You won’t be opening any ports in your firewall that you wouldn’t open for any other website with Port 80 and/or Port 443.  You can do a simple setup and have a share active with a group of users able to access it via the web in 15 minutes.  MyWorkDrive lets you share files securely inside and outside your company without wasting time on slow and complicated VPN setups.

2. MyWorkDrive is Easy to Use

No steep learning curve for adopters. You’re not talking people through installing VPN clients or trying to remote into users’ BYOD equipment or sharing permissions that have to be constantly monitored. The allowed user goes to a website and logs in with their domain credentials.  Whether on a mobile device, tablet, a networked desktop computer or laptop, all their files are there ready to work on and easily accessible. Also, with Office Online Edit, editing documents is instant and there is absolutely no syncing required. Instant editing is available whether they have Office installed locally or not.

3. MyWorkDrive Provides Security and Data Leak Prevention

With MyWorkDrive you’re not exposing malware prone ports to your data subsystems.  Your files aren’t being sync’d or shared.  Your files are made available using the same user access rights that the user would have in the office (or even less, as you can adjust in our admin panel – but never more).  You can also configure MyWorkDrive for data leak prevention to limit external access, add watermarks and prevent printing or clipboard access.  When using VPN, think about all the things you would have to do to harden those ports – IP Restrictions, firewall rules, MAC address locking, and more. Access and user management becomes cumbersome and complicated. When you are about to open SMB ports to remote locations there is always the worry about someone innocently plugging into an ethernet jack or connecting to WiFi and bringing a virus/malware onto the entire network. A solution like MyWorkDrive means none of those ports needs to be open/mapped to a remote site.  If a remote site gets compromised, that remote site won’t transfer anything back to the home network.  Yes, it will damage the remote site – but there’s no risk to the home office or other sites because the access simply isn’t there.

     4. Secure SMB File Share Access vs MyWorkDrive’s Web Client

SMB Is slow.  MyWorkDrive’s web client is faster than any SMB or VPN share. SMB Requires port 445 to be open, which is prone to malware including the likes of infamous offenders like Wannacry, Sasser, Nimda, Petya/NotPetya, and more. It’s a constant worry and reoccurring nightmare to think about having ports 137-139 and/or port 445 open to the internet which is why they are always blocked.  MyWorkDrive runs on port 443 – https for easy access from any network in comparison. SMB Is hard to train “open explorer and type \\…” or “open the run command and type.. ” vs “go to and login with your computer username and password”

5.    MyWorkDrive is a VPN Alternative for Secure Remote Access

MyWorkDrive is a fast, secure VPN Alternative. In today’s global workforce and constantly connected user, there is a critical need for secure remote access especially for file editing, sharing, and collaboration. A remote desktop configuration is what is usually needed including vendors like GoToMyPC or LogMeIn that rely on network firewalls and VPN protocols to allow users remote access. Accessing remote desktops or servers this way is clunky, not seamless, and not totally secure. “Cloud VPN” screams public cloud, which means multi-tenant.  By being in a public cloud, you’ve got security and performance risks and neither of which is wanted when you’re dealing with your employees trying to work or your intellectual property and critical digital assets, the company’s crown jewels so to speak. Many companies look at cloud VPN over MyWorkDrive when considering MyWorkDrive, but decision makers need to ask themselves- are the risks justified or cost savings real?  With MyWorkDrive, you’re in a “private cloud.” It’s your physical server which is behind your locked door and your firewall sharing your files to your users.

A cloud VPN typically has some sort of user sync in order to authenticate.  How much do you know and trust the partner you’re handing your credential data too?  With MyWorkDrive there is no separate authentication database. The server authenticates users as they login directly with Active Directory.  Credentials are never sync’d or copied to a location you do not directly control. Connecting that to a public cloud is like taking that server and setting it outside your business on a high traffic street in a storage box you don’t control. You’re giving up a lot of security and trusting the provider to say they’ve built a strong enough door and used a big enough lock. Sure, you may not be a large enough company or in an industry who is regularly targeted by your competitors for industrial espionage but look at all the companies that have been hit by Ransomware.  Malware actors would like nothing more than to compromise your cloud provider’s security and lock you out of your own files.  By joining their public cloud, you’ve made yourself a more appealing target.

With MyWorkDrive, you are not dependent on anyone’s security protocol, procedure, or system but your own.  Furthermore, if you DO have a problem, the software is running on your server.  Stop the service, stop the website, shut off the box.  You’re in control.  You don’t need to login to some cloud service, which is probably going to make killing your account and removing your data hard because they’re incentive is to keep it live (and keep you paying for it).  If you do get your files migrated back to you, then you need to hope that the cloud vendor destroys their copy of your credential library and it will be up to you to reconstruct your file share folders or metadata.

Bottom line – there is nothing like MyWorkDrive on the market and it’s not accurate to compare it to a public cloud service of any kind or a VPN or Sync and Share or other Collaboration provider. MyWorkDrive is superior in performance, reliability and security at a lower overall total cost of ownership.


MyWorkDrive featured in Tech Republic

MyWorkDrive featured in Tech Republic


MyWorkDrive’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jackie Rednour-Bruckman was recently asked by Tech Republic- What Are the Best Data Center Upgrades? You can buy a bunch of hardware and software but first and foremost you must decide on your data protection and data leak prevention strategy. Adding MyWorkDrive’s solution to your infrastructure is fast and easy and should be strongly considered if your enterprise is worried about data protection and secure remote access.

What does life after Citrix ShareFile or XenApp look like?

Local Storage AccessTo VPN or not to VPN

What does life after Citrix ShareFile or XenApp 7.0 look like?

You may be waiting for Gartner or Forrester to point you in the right direction on what to do about your enterprise remote access and mobile device management during this turbulent time that has been dubbed the digital transformation for over a decade now, but we have some answers for you to think about regarding the Internet of Things. Are you a ShareFile user? Are you using Citrix VPN? Both? Neither? Well, whether you are using a remote access VPN or a site to site VPN for secure file share access, many companies are facing what to do next regarding VPN options, upgrades, and alternatives to VPN altogether. End of Life and support for XenApp 7.0 expired in June of 2018. XenApp 6.5 support was sunsetted in 2016 so if you are still on it then by this time you are indeed playing Russian roulette with your data security and data leak prevention. Because of Citrix VPN, Citrix ShareFile, and XenApp many CIOs are facing a dilemma: migrate to another cloud storage file sync provider or embark on a completely new trajectory for all enterprise file share remote access and content collaboration requiring complex file migrations. But what cloud platform? There are many providers billing themselves as a VPN alternative but they are still a public cloud storage and/or content collaboration platform requiring complex file migrations. You could have one of your requirements be that you want complete control over your workflow management and email client portal and yet you would still be relying on someone else’s server or proprietary database to store your company files.

Many enterprises haven’t even gotten that far yet and are still at the stage where they are looking for an FTP alternative. Due to the nature of their business (especially if it involves sending big files or providing a virtual data room for remote key stakeholders and decision makers), many enterprises have stuck with their legacy FTP server environment. The time has arrived when deciding between private cloud, hybrid cloud, or public cloud must be made to continue to stay agile, secure and productive.  Executives will have to decide what files get migrated and what crown jewels of data must stay on premise. Of course you could decide to migrate all of your critical file share assets but keep in mind that a cloud platform provider is going to own and control your data and lock you in to a contract where some data could get left behind. You could have a Hotel California situation on your hands – you can check your data into a provider any time you like but it can never leave.

Citrix Sharefile as many know is a file sharing and managed file transfer (MFT) service that relies on the cloud. Or rather Citrix users rely on cloud computing technology. One of the pitfalls of Sharefile is that encrypted email is unavailable for lower tier subscribers and you can’t restrict ‘view only’ mode. For certain industries this become problematic especially government, financial, and healthcare sectors. Many firms also rely on Citrix remote desktop services but again, you have to maintain not only your VPN and firewall but a farm of virtual desktops as well which must all be secured and patched creating a huge support burden and expense on the IT budget line each year. You can also enable two-factor authentication with Citrix Sharefile or RDS for an added layer of security but still there remains an open pipe to your data that bad actors can exploit and compromise. You can also combine more layers with Cisco VPN but again, another point of failure for hackers hell bent on going after your network. The daily news is full of stories in the last few years of massive failures including the Sony Pictures hack, the Equifax hack and worse yet, the U.S. Department of Defense coming under attack from cyber criminals. But what to do?

MyWorkDrive allows secure file remote access without VPN, syncing, or migrating to the cloud or new systems. Your files, your data, and your data center become your own private cloud instantly allowing users to remotely edit and share files simply and securely side by side with your existing mapped drive users without migrating files or storing them in the cloud.  With MyWorkDrive version 5.1 you can do it faster and even more securely with encrypted view, data leak prevention, duo authentication, and more. With MyWorkDrive support costs are dramatically lower than Citrix products. Support costs per user/year alone make the business case. Sharefile users in organizations using Citrix specifically to access files remotely should strongly check out MyWorkDrive as a viable alternative. MyWorkDrive is known as a VPN alternative where you can cloudify the existing file shares located in your data center, grant users remote access permissions and manage multiple devices easily utilizing existing NTFS permissions and an enterprise’s current IT infrastructure and windows active directory. As previously mentioned, Sharefile announced EOL of their current version this past June and the new version requires Server upgrades from 2008 to 2012 R2 or higher. Anything remaining on old platforms will not be supported at the end of this year. Additionally, Citrix is requiring purchase of a NetScaler Load Balancer and ‘tuning up’ current licensing. This upgrade (which is really a migration) is very costly, and quite an endeavor and very complex. The actual ‘How To Manual’ is a 1000 page PDF!

IT Consultants are very happy to assist in the migration with a labor cost from $10k and up for even the smallest organizations and much higher for larger enterprises. You will also need to factor in costs for hardware and software upgrades to run it all on. MyWorkDrive can provide a better, more secure remote file access set up across your Network Shares at a fraction of the cost per user without costly migrations or new hardware. You also don’t have to allocate precious resources, time, and money towards migration projects. What are the costs? For even the smallest installations consider some of these line items:

Licenses & Support:

Citrix UPG XENAPP Ent from ADV 1U conc conn easy licenses   $122

Citrix NetScaler gateway ENT VXP License & Maintenance   $921/user

XENAPP Ent 1 conn user easy license $315

CSS Select XENAPP Ent X1 concur US support 1yr $82/yr/user
Citrix NetScaler Gateway ENT VXP License & Maintenance $921 one time
CSS Select NetScaler Gateway ENT VPX Maintenance 1yr $212/yr
LIC/SA OLP Windows Server Standard 2016 2-core $165
LIC/SA OLP Windows RDS CAL 2016 NL User $198

Intel® Xeon™ Processor at 3.4GHz/2MB Cache, 800MH $8,630

6 Build W2012 R2 Server for Install and Config of Citrix $155 $930
6 Install Storefront/Delivery Controller & XenApp Adv Server $155 $930
10 Install and Configure New NetScaler Gateway Ent $155 $1,550
4 Install all Applications and Programs $155 $4,165

Have your eyes glazed over yet? What really is the dilemma with using Citrix for remote desktops and secure file remote access?

Bottom line – it’s expensive and it’s complicated. There’s a lot of overhead and it requires an army of engineers to support. It can be a huge bandwidth hog. There are other factors as well that contribute to making MyWorkDrive your easy file share remote access alternative. Some additional factors to consider and flush out before choosing what path to take when enabling secure file remote access and secure file sharing include:

  • Licensing: Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop run on Microsoft RDS, making it necessary for companies to buy and maintain licenses for both. Plus, all Citrix environments need some up-front investment in hardware.
    Complexity: Citrix technology is not cloud-native, and its components are siloed, meaning that multiple consoles are necessary to manage the environment.
    Overhead: Not only do administrators have to manage and update the underlying infrastructure, they have to update every endpoint through the locally-installed Citrix Receiver client. RDP comes installed on every PC enabling automatic updates.
    Expertise: Citrix admins aren’t cheap, and you need a significant squad to make the technology work.
    Performance: While we acknowledge the high quality of Citrix’ HDX media suite, it isn’t necessary for most desktop use cases today.
    End-user Training: Very expensive, time consuming and complex.
    Bandwidth Hog: The more users the slower everyone works.


According to the blog dating as far back as 2008- “This means customers will not receive any patches or support after the EOM and EOL period, respectively. As the flagship product of Citrix, Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) enjoys a larger customer base than other Citrix products. Because the majority of corporate environments are still working on Windows Server 2008 R2, the customer’s only option is to upgrade both the underlying Microsoft operation systems and the Citrix product to the newer version. Alternatively, customers can continue with the unsupported 2008 R2 environment, which is far from ideal. Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) is a customer-facing product that delivers services outside the network to a range of devices and users including home users, mobile users, and other computing devices. Without proper maintenance, a virtual environment cannot remain robust and reliable. Customers require full maintenance and support when it comes to delivery of their critical line-of-business applications.”

Now that was from 2008. It’s ten years later now in 2018 and how many users are still on EOL products? It’s a scary answer to admit to. Decisions have to be made and if you want to set up a hybrid cloud type of environment or a complete private cloud environment then MyWorkDrive becomes the clear winner hands down. MyWorkDrive is easy to install, easy learning curve for users to adapt to, and fast to get up and running. Don’t migrate, start to collaborate and instantly share files and allow editing online easily again without VPN, syncing, or complex Citrix migrations.


By Jackie Bruckman



How to Prevent Data Leaks in a Collaborative World – MyWorkDrive Version 5 Review

MyWorkDrive is honored to have been reviewed by StorageSwiss for our new data leak file share security options now available in version 5.  The team has worked very hard to bring these new features to the market and we are excited to solve the secure file share remote access problem for enterprises.  Read the review..

Disaster Recovery Planning with Microsoft Azure and MyWorkDrive

Data Leak Prevention and Disaster Recovery Planning

Combine MyWorkDrive with Azure File Share for a File Share Disaster Recovery Solution

Disaster Recovery Planning isn’t just about data leak prevention. Along with ransomware, malware, viruses, phishing, and other cyberattacks, a serious Digital Protection Officer must plan for natural disasters as well. There’s a lot about Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things but essentially it all boils down to being constantly connected and every device that’s added and every computer networked is another entry point of disaster. Recently while attending the Gartner CIO Symposium in Orlando, Florida I had a long conversation with the CIO for a small island country that experiences strong hurricanes. The country had been hit hard by several recent hurricanes and their emergency plan included physically moving hard drive back-ups of their data center from low lying areas where government offices were located. Many San Francisco based companies have colocations dispersed throughout the country or state because of earthquakes. Solar farms exist to just power servers since the lack of electricity could render Blockchain completely useless.

What happens to Enterprises who lose their data or has their data breached? They can lose customer trust, clients, investors, and find themselves scrambling to gain back market share or worse yet never recover due to the damage or perceived damage done. Unfortunately, major cyber-attacks have become all too common as bad actors have become more efficient, pervasive, and emboldened. We have all heard the headlines from various sectors including credit cards, credit ratings, political institutions, personal information like medical history, personal emails being publicly leaked, and other nefarious acts. Data leaks and breaches can mean big money for hackers who sell credit card information to the highest bidder especially around major holiday shopping seasons.

What about data centers and cloud platform providers that house other sectors that when data is breached it can mean a national security disaster or a major economic meltdown.

Major sectors including government, healthcare, financial, and educational institutions must depend on stringent security procedures and major disaster planning and contingencies. It’s not just companies like Apple or Amazon who worry about losing data integrity. 2014 gave us the Sony Pictures, JP Morgan Chase, eBay, Home Depot, and Anthem debacles. The Sony Pictures hack got a lot of infamous notoriety because of the North Korea connection. 2016 gave us the Russian attack on the American electoral process. The American power grid is vulnerable. Airlines and airports have been hacked. Now in 2018 it’s common to hear about issues almost on a monthly basis and so much so that there were 40,000 attendees at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this year.

Enterprises and institutions can’t be too big to fail. Disaster recovery is all about planning for the worst and then having a back up plan to that plan. Failovers must be ready to go and be deployed instantly. If a network has been compromised then much like a cancerous tumor, the virus must be excised and extracted quickly before spreading. Shutting the network down may cure the symptom but the malignancy may exist on a cloud platform that you have absolutely no control or ownership over and what then?

Having a hybrid cloud type or private cloud set up where a backup of your most critical files can exist on a non-networked server and either be deployed or retracted and contained as a silo as needed to shore up vulnerabilities is key. In turn you can stay agile as you revert back to the on-premise uncompromised file servers with secure file share remote access provided by MyWorkDrive’s patented technology.  Think of a castle with high stone walls and a moat and retractable bridge. When under attack, the bridge goes up, the moat water level rises and the innermost sanctum behind the fortified walls carries on business as usual.

Before you have a major outage and disruption and chaos ensues, you need to have done some homework first. Important preparation includes being very aware of what risks your enterprise will face including how much downtime is manageable, a full inventory of critical digital assets, and identifying all aspects and steps of the back-up process. You will need a redundancy structure and rollback/failover process and identify what applications must stay up and running or be brought back up first and triage as necessary. What is your escalation process and what key stakeholders must be looped in and when do they get notified? The team must establish rules of engagement and then go through drills and concurrently have the best data center provider possible. You should have a full audit and include a full diagram of your network and identify weak points and create redundancies and contingencies accordingly.

What if we told you that you could restore end user access to files within minutes of an outage, a system failure, or a power outage? No more need to hit the panic button! Also- what if you didn’t need an expensive DR site to make it work?  This isn’t an IT pipe dream. It’s cloud disaster recovery with Azure File Share Sync services!  Let us show you how:

In the event of a critical emergency users can instantly connect to a MyWorkDrive server in Azure connected to Azure File Shares to access files and edit documents online from any web browser or mobile device.  Once the emergency has passed any changes made are automatically synced back to on-premise storage.

How it works

Azure File Share Sync enables enterprises with on-premise file shares to sync them to Azure File Shares stored in Microsoft Data Centers or to remote locations.  Microsoft has recently announced general availability of Azure File Share Sync and it’s now fully supported.   MyWorkDrive has partnered with Microsoft since its initial preview last year –

To get started customers simply sync their file shares to Azure using Microsoft Azure File Share Sync Agents –, setup two virtual servers in Azure – a backup domain controller for emergency user authentication and a MyWorkDrive Server for users to access files pointed to Azure File Shares synced from on-premise.

Azure File Sync can be implemented with minimal overhead by installing an agent on company file servers.  In addition to supporting offsite syncing, Azure File Shares can be connected to Azure Backup. Azure Backup offers Azure backup as a service. It is cloud native and uses file share snapshot technology to capture the point-in-time state of the cloud file share. Since the snapshots are incremental, the storage consumption for backups are minimal.

In an emergency user are instantly able to connect to their company file shares via any Web Browser, Desktop PC or Mobile device!  When the emergency is over any changes made are synced back to on-premise storage.

Users can be up and running in minutes and continue productivity, agility, and efficiency with added layers of security after what would have normally brought a company to its knees and a grinding halt.

Utilizing Azure with MyWorkDrive now can be a standard operating procedure in Disaster Recovery Planning for major companies and enterprise size institutions.



MyWorkDrive Version 5 Released to Production

We are pleased to announce version 5 of MyWorkDrive is now available for full production download.  We have dubbed this our “Security Update” and released it as version 5 as it’s the most robust security release in the history of the company.  MyWorkDrive CEO Dan Gordon says, “We are proud of Version 5 and happy to offer major security updates including a new critical feature that allows encrypted views of locked down documents and sixty other file types in MyWorkDrive’s web browser client. Version 5 also prevents a user from downloading, printing or copying with watermarking text overlays and extensive logging. Our clients asked for critical security enhancements and we are happy to deliver them.”

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New Version 5 features

Web Browser Client

  • View 60+ file types in the browser without downloading
  • Data Leak Prevention Features: Access files while preventing downloads, clipboard copy or printing
  • Watermarking of all files to prevent printing and screen photos

Mapped Drive



  • Mobile Browser Client Improvements
  • Open documents for viewing without needing Office in Mobile Apps

Numerous enhancements and fixes – Release notes are here.


To Download Login to our portal here.

*Upgrade note: Existing customers can upgrade for free in place.

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

Why MyWorkDrive?

Version 5 continues our strident efforts on providing data leak prevention best practices and governance compliance with many security enhancements especially tailored to the Government, Healthcare, Financial, and Educational sectors.  MyWorkDrive connects to your Windows Active Directory and enables instant secure online collaboration and editing with O365 using active directory and optional two factor authentication.  You own your data, no third-party cloud migration needed with a secure web client, desktop mapped drive, or iOS and android app enabled editing.  MyWorkDrive is easy to install and manage for multiple stakeholders in various remote locations.  Major regulatory compliance standards including HIPAA, GDPR, FINRA, and FIPS are easily attained while using MyWorkDrive to securely access and share files for Enterprise agility, efficiency, and lower cost of ownership.

The mobile workplace is a reality that every CTO knows that involves multiple stakeholders across various time zones and locations who need to collaborate often in real time. As we have heard in the headlines, one simple click on a wrong link in a phishing type email could compromise an entire network’s security, an enterprise’s brand reputation, eradicate customer loyalty, or render an institution’s governance compliance null and void. Conventional remote access via VPNs do not guarantee privacy and are expensive to maintain. MyWorkDrive’s Version 5 solves critical data protection problems.


HIPAA Compliant Secure File Sharing Access

The Healthcare industry is a valued target for cyber criminals because of the information gleaned which includes social security numbers, medical histories, insurance information, email address, and more.  HIPAA and HITECH compliance standards ensure the privacy of personally identifiable information (PII).File Share HIPAA Compliance

Valuable targets include health insurers, healthcare providers, various entities who are service providers and insured individuals because on the black-market prices are higher for health records rather than just credit card numbers. Healthcare industry cyberattacks result in identity theft from files shares where more data can be stolen, your insurance information can be held hostage and major brute force attacks and phishing attacks are easy to carry out because with more information the attacks can seem more legitimate and easier to execute.

Similarly, when it comes to medical data correspondence it’s easy to get unsuspecting people to open the correspondence or respond to a malicious solicitation unknowingly.

The Healthcare industry is focused on total digital transformation more than ever.  Cybersecurity and data theft prevention of PII stored in file sharing systems must be at the forefront of an operational enterprise’s business priorities and they must plan accordingly like any big business and not carry out initiatives like a minor service provider.

For most enterprises who provide medical benefits to employees, most of the interaction is with the actual broker and insurance provider or aggregator including major HMOs who have their own apps for health information file sharing which can be easily compromised.

Data Theft Prevention to comply with HIPAA and HITECH needs to start with deciding what files will be preserved and migrated to critical file servers.  As with any digital transformation endeavor, the first stage is deciding what files to keep, how to categorize that information and finally to prioritize it all.

Consider this typical patient scenario:  Unless you are able to visit your family doctor who has treated you since you were a child, you know you are only as relevant as the latest medical information uploaded and entered into your ‘file’ and even then there are always corrections needed.  Your last doctor visit may have included checking in to the appropriate department and building by swiping your medical card which then brought up a plethora of information to the admin person running the front desk.  Any balance still owed to the provider and any co-pay payment was promptly taken care of before waiting to see the doctor.  At this point you are then inserting or swiping a credit or debit card in a payment terminal and entering a PIN number if necessary and approving the transaction. You are then shuttled to the appropriate exam room and then wait again for another person to enter, confirm your information on a portable wall mounted computer and then proceed to take your vitals and enter them into the digital chart open in front of them. Any medications are confirmed and re-ordered as necessary to be filled at the pharmacy of your choice and then you wait again for the actual doctor to follow through on the exam you made the appointment for.

Your chart and medical history and personal information is confirmed yet again and more info is entered about you including an email address where you can be corresponded with and contacted.  If you have a medical provider HMO like Kaiser then you visit the pharmacy in the same building and swipe all your personal information yet again.

Additionally, you have made several points of contact and given them everything but a pint of blood or your first born. But wait! What if you did have a child at this hospital? They do have your first child’s info and probably your blood type and then lab results on any of your blood taken. Maybe you had a certain genetic test ordered as well for cancer prevention.  At this point, literally your entire life, your chromosomes, your blood, your prescriptions, everything that makes up YOU is stored in a computer or computers and your only protection or guarantee that all of this will remain private is how well this particular healthcare enterprise has put some kind of firewall between your critical information and any cybercriminal with a keyboard who makes their living on the black market of ransomware, brute force attacks, phishing, and exploiting any weakness possible. A stolen credit card number spending spree has nothing on a healthcare provider falling victim to a calculated file share cyberattack targeting Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Besides deciding on what data must be migrated and preserved then the issue becomes one of monitoring and controlling and being constantly vigilant.  Data theft prevention and Disaster Recovery planning becomes a full-time job whether it’s employing staff and/or engaging resources and providers to be at the ready for solutions to mitigate any known or unforeseen pending threat.  Healthcare professionals, insurers, doctors, nurses, and medical staff are trained to be the epitome of trust however what happens to an institution or healthcare brand hit with a major attack like what happened to credit score companies like Experian? They will lose customers.   In the United States, patients are customers and customers have choices of providers.

For affordable health care exchanges, a simple hack of the enrollment web site would render some State governments into a complete state of chaos and an already burdened system is not too big to fail and if enrollment drops off then costs soar. Emergency rooms become the main source of medical care and even then, there is no guarantee of adequate care.  In other words, the Healthcare industry in this country is ripe for a major attack and it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

So, what to do? First off, don’t panic and then you need to engage trusted partners to help you navigate the quagmire of data loss prevention, data theft, and data protection. There are laws already governing medical privacy including the well-known HIPAA that is the gold standard for all things concerning patient’s privacy. HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Also known as the HIPAA Act for short. It’s a US privacy law put in place to protect medical information including patients’ records and allow for confidential communication between patients and medical professionals. The HIPAA Act has many components including portability of medical coverage in case of job status change and to prevent fraud and abuse and mandate a set of universal standards that the Department of Health and Human Services has jurisdiction over. The main component that is most well known in the data security business and enterprise employment rules and regulations is the right of patients’ medical history and information –  No matter what.

Being HIPAA compliant is understandably the number one goal and that compliance is regulated so it must be controlled and monitored constantly and checks and balances must be put in place and regularly used. There’s no such thing as being mostly HIPAA or HITECH compliant. On the heels of regulation additional service providers have stepped up to fill the void of data security where the need of most healthcare institutions is treating patients – not data privacy file share protection. The healthcare industry is already rife with critical obstacles and now is exploding as everyone is trying to streamline and become totally digital and have information shared easily across multiple platforms or those multiple platforms being coalesced into a single storage provider. Healthcare related Start Ups are popping up everywhere and are ubiquitous and plentiful wherever Venture Capital investors and interested parties are gathering because of the urgent need for major disruption in the industry behemoth.  Apps and online accounts are replacing advise nurses and mailed post card appointment reminders. Several app Start Ups in the Healthcare sector are seeking to be the go to woven fabric or data aggregator that joins the ecosystem of a patients’ medical history and ongoing care across several providers and platforms.

But who stores these company files and keeps this data from getting into the wrong hands? Several cloud storage providers have made their services known by targeting this industry with very expensive advertising campaigns. Cloud storage and cloud-based file share servers are more popular than ever but just because technology has streamlined, organized, and centralized, does that mean that several industries must follow suit and hand over their critical digital assets for outside ownership and storage just because it’s easier now?

Take a step back and picture the doctor’s office of days of not so old. Rows and rows and rows of manila folders full of paper and test results and meticulous notes stacked from floor to ceiling and categorized by year and alphabetized by patients’ last names. Imagine if a truck pulled up and took all those files and then drove thousands of miles away and loaded them all into a warehouse and then told you not to worry, that they have industrial locks on the doors and a climate-controlled environment and that there are guards on duty 24/7. The only way you can access the files are by opening a computer screen and typing some words or numbers into a search box and hope the right search result comes up with the best information. Now imagine that the power goes out, the warehouse has a disastrous fire, or armed thieves break in and run off with all the manila folders and sell them to the highest bidder who can never be traced, then what?

Healthcare service providers and insurers and medical institutions are in the business of providing the best care possible to customers who qualify based on cost and services provided. They are in the business of making people well and preventing disease and curing the sick and conducting research to combat the latest real-world viruses. They are not in the business of constantly upkeeping and transferring and sharing files across the country in the most secure way possible and having to worry about computer viruses – Until now. There is no excuse for any modern PPO, HMO, EPO, POS, or private practice specialist to not have a HIPAA & HITECH compliant file share theft prevention and disaster recovery system in place.  That includes State and Federal governments who monitor and administer exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Major enterprises including HMOs and Government entities that administer healthcare exchanges are in desperate need of consolidating systems and having a data security tool that allows on premise users to access and share data remotely as needed with guaranteed secure access and mandated HIPAA and HITECH privacy precautions in place. If disaster strikes and a cloud storage provider is hacked, or data is breached somehow these users should be redirected to an on-premise server and/or standby server that has been backing up and storing data. With an encrypted secure tool, users could instantly access that data by using a secure web login, a local active directory mapped drive or a mobile app and instantly be still in business and have a patients’ info at the ready while maintaining security. provides this extra layer of protection, privacy, and recovery.  An army of IT staff does not have to be employed ongoing and deployed at every instance or issue of downtime or data loss.  MyWorkDrive has recently been certified as a DUO Authentication partner, Skyhigh Cloud Trust Enterprise Cloud Ready and the US Federal Government FIPS encryption standards and now offers encrypted view and watermarking of all files preventing users from downloading, copying or printing files as an added layer of data theft prevention   No files are ever stored, migrated or processed by MyWorkDrive – All files remain stored on the customers own secure file shares.

There are many choices for cloud storage and file sharing including huge providers like AWS and Google Drive and smaller players as well including Egnyte and Sharecloud.  None of these providers can guarantee absolute total compliance and by their very nature of being cloud based and depending on shared cloud storage and mobile user management to secure files. If you are in the Healthcare provider business or a government institution mandating and monitoring the healthcare industry you need a data security tool that will do what no one else is able to do including OneDrive, Dropbox and Azure cloud.  You need total control over data storage, access, ownership, privacy, management, and recovery.  MyWorkDrive allows flexibility, lower cost of ownership, agility, more productivity, and guaranteed privacy so you can focus on the core competence of your practice. There is no need to compromise and go with a cloud-based file storage solution with MyWorkDrive.  If you are going to go with a cloud-based solution then you need to take a long hard look at the best plan of action for disaster recovery, file security, ownership and control.  Again, it’s not a matter of if PII information is leaked, it’s a matter of when.   In healthcare, prevention is the mantra as it should be.  Your patients’ medical information and data privacy should be no exception.





Private Cloud vs Public Cloud: Secure File Sharing and Data Security in 2018

Private Cloud

Private Cloud and Public Cloud – what’s the difference and why should you care?   Your photos are in iCloud, your music is in iTunes, your documents are on Google Drive, your work email is in Outlook, your Excel spread sheets are in One Drive via your office network, you have web hosting solutions with Amazon Web Services, your books are on Audible, your car payment, electric bill, mortgage if you own a house are on automatic pay via your service providers’ access to your online checking account, your favorite movies are on demand or streaming, and your house is run by Alexa.  Basically, your entire personal and professional life is in the Public Cloud. The Cloud is everywhere. But at the end of the day, the Cloud is just someone else’s server.  What happens when VPNs leak data or ransomware runs amok? Geeky insular terms like ‘botnets’, ‘DDoS’, and ‘Malware’ have become the new science fiction buzz words in popular culture and have replaced the old generic term ‘spam’ which doesn’t sound as fierce as the term ‘hacking.’  People have come to expect random messages from friends or family members stating their Facebook account was hacked and to not accept a recent invite or ‘my gmail was hacked’ so don’t respond to an email from me.  The alarm bells have already gone off regarding the energy grid being attacked in a cyber war and there are popular TV series and movies based on post-apocalyptic society fighting over resources.

Most of our devices have been made elsewhere including factories in countries where intellectual property and patents are not as protected and regulated like they are here in the United States. Cell phones may be personal and always kept in your private possession but when you are carrying a mini computer in your pocket and using wifi all the time you are not private and you are not secure.  Short of carrying an old-fashioned flip phone, having your own exchange server behind your own firewall or paying all your bills using the US postal service, what can you do?

Keep data in your own Private Cloud. What is a private Cloud? According to Gartner, Private Cloud Computing is a form of cloud computing that is used by only one organization, or in other words- a private cloud ensures that an organization’s critical digital assets are completely isolated from others.  Learn more

Try to minimize how much you rely on public cloud services by keeping data in your own private cloud.  Lock down your passwords and do not click on any link or email you are not sure about.  Keep all your critical digital data assets on premise and secure your on premise data servers with back up virtual machines housed at a Tier 3 or Tier 4 collocation hosting facility.  Get MyWorkDrive to sit on your windows active directory and use it with an app and secure browser login to have secure remote access to your files without having to use VPNs or migrate your business files to the cloud.

You may have some initial start up costs but the lower monthly re-occurring costs will be well worth it as you watch everyone else around you get hacked, have data lost or stolen, or having to employ a disaster recovery service to stay competitive and relevant.

Content collaboration platforms have replaced enterprise file sync and share services, different name, same methodology. You create a document, you sync it and send it to a cloud to live. Your co-worker accesses the file, edits it and uploads new edited version back to the cloud.  Staying productive and efficient is any CEO’s dream but their number one goal is cost of ownership savings.  So why migrate when you ultimately just want to collaborate? This is a business question that must be answered clearly and succinctly.  VPNs cost a lot to maintain and upgrade and 3 year licenses may save some money in the long run but we have done a deep dive on the actual annual spend to support VPNs for an Enterprise with 1000 or more users.   You are looking at potentially spending $260,800/year!   That doesn’t even factor in the cost of mobile device management and constant vigilance by the IT department as well as the costs of seats and admin permissions for various portals you are using on any given day.

Cyber security professionals have predicted that within the next 5 years we will experience some kind of frightening attack that will disrupt life as we know it and render your cloud files absolutely useless.

Data security needs has led to data regulation compliance where simply relying on another company’s servers may not be good enough anymore. What happens when cloud providers go down or a hostile enemy holds data for ransom? Months or years’ worth of work and critical digital assets get lost or stolen.

If you run a design company your file share needs may vary. But what if you are running a research lab or a government defense project? Data security is relevant and always critical.  Every eCommerce operator knows that you must comply with data encryption for credit card numbers and customers’ data.  Other rules apply depending on the enterprises’ needs. The Healthcare industry must comply with HIPAA regulations.  Companies doing business with the EU have strict rules dictating general data protection regulation known as ‘GDPR.’  FNRA for the financial sector and on and on so that no one should assume that just because you use cloud storage for files that your cloud provider is also compliant with all data security regulations.

Top 10 reasons to keep data and secure file sharing under your control

  1. File sharing and content collaboration is key to company growth, productivity and staying agile.
  2. Current Cloud based file share solutions rely on Enterprises migrating all crucial assets to the Cloud.  These endeavors take months to plan and sometimes years to execute as budgets are revised and personnel and priorities can change.
  3. Clouds get hacked and ownership and control of data is lost.
  4. Mobile Device Management is time consuming and costly
  5. Data regulation compliance is a huge endeavor and costly
  6. Productivity is lost when files have to be synced before being shared
  7. Compliance- HIPAA, FNRA, GDPR, FERPA and more depending on sector and industry
  8. Agility- staying productive is key for staying competitive & relevant
  9. Collaboration- how to instantly edit and share online w/o syncing
  10. Productivity – critical time is consumed by migration projects. Who decides what gets saved to the Cloud?


Jackie R. Bruckman, CMO


Top 5 File Sharing Content Collaboration Risks

Organizations of all sizes are reviewing the impact of moving files to the cloud for content collaboration.   We put together these 5 risks of cloud based content collaboration.

Content Collaboraton

  1. Security– The number one risk facing any Enterprise that decides to put most, if not all their critical digital assets on a third-party cloud provider’s platform is security. ‘The Cloud’ after all is just some other company’s server.  Depending on the line of business or sector you are in, your Enterprise may use a mixture of several platforms for content collaboration among Enterprise users.  You may employ a mixture of private, public, and hybrid cloud services for day to day operations.  If you run an eCommerce business maybe you rely solely on AWS while managing your own Exchange server.  If you are a healthcare conglomerate you may use a mix of cloud providers that are HIPAA compliant as well as critical data hosted on-premise but managed by third party vendors.  Some financial firms and legal firms still use Google docs for content collaboration on cases and logging client attorney privileged information. Governments and Educational institutions are still relying on some mixture of on premise main frames with various communications living on cloud-based services and hybrids of networks having to be supported, updated, and maintained for running operations.  What happens when cloud providers are hacked?  Whether it’s malware, ransomware, data breaches, or outright data theft, the news is rife with scary headlines about data integrity loss and massive breaches whether it’s voting machines, financial records, personal information like social security numbers and credit cards, or private conversations that have severe repercussions.  The DNC, Sony Pictures, Equifax, and the Pentagon are just some of the victims of security breaches and data theft.  Worrying about security with cloud computing is not just worrying about identity theft, it’s also a matter of national security.
  2. Secure Access– most often you log in to content collaboration platforms with a username and password. These identifying factors are stored in the cloud computing service you are using and paying for on a monthly or annual basis.  Some providers give you the option of two factor authentication and it’s highly recommended to employ it for an added layer of security.  Setting up a text to your phone with a code to add when logging on is a great way to protect your login information.  But what happens when these third-party cloud providers get hacked?  Suddenly your user data and passwords are not controlled by you anymore and depending on the time it takes for disaster recovery or prevention and data loss mitigation, you are no longer compliant and you no longer have access to your most critical personal information.  Not being able to see your bank balance is one thing but also not being able to see your medical test results or purchase history is at best totally annoying and at worst, completely debilitating.  We have grown accustomed to even the most trusted partners sending an ominous message requesting you change your password immediately and we have learned the hard way to not trust that initial message as it may have come from a nefarious source.  As we have seen repeatedly, password change requests are often phishing from bad actors.  Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are added layers of what any IT Department must consider and factor in when maintaining and mitigating security risks.  The CEO wants to access files from their phones from any remote location and the CRM wants to be able to update customer accounts on the fly so there is no such thing as just a single point of failure across a network anymore.
  3. Data Ownership and Control– once you upload your data to the cloud, you are essentially giving up control and ownership of your data and critical files. For any kind of real content collaboration you are reliant on your files always be there and always being accessible.  You usually have to sync your files before you can share.  Enterprise File Sync and Share platforms are made to house your company assets whether you are a graphic design firm having to share images with clients or a company that relies on google drive as some of kind of data room to house passwords, share reporting across multiple stakeholders and locations or edit and collaborate with several different types of files whether it be Profit and Loss files, Excel spreadsheets or project management assets.  All these files may be yours or a mixture of yours and your various clients but at the end of the day you are not in control of these files and assets.  They are housed elsewhere and relying on VPN or remote access logins and licenses that are complicated in scope and cumbersome in any kind of recovery.
  4. Migration– data migration to the cloud is a huge project for most Enterprises. First, decisions have to be made around what will be migrated and synced and shared to the cloud. Folders and files have to be cleaned up, backed up, and servers that need to be decommissioned because they are too full, too old, or too vulnerable for whatever reason need to have their housed data live somewhere before they are sent to the hardware graveyard.  An entire Enterprise has to be restructured, analyzed, and strategized around best practices moving forward. How will be files be organized and what departments have access to what data ongoing are only part of what needs to be folded in as CTOs and CISOs draw up migration steps.   FNRA, HIPAA, and GDPR are only some of the regulations and compliance rules that dictate how data must be treated and shared in this modern digital age.  There may be a public server being utilized in any size Enterprise that allows departments and offices across geo locations and time zones to be able to access files and update them and share information but who decides what stays and what goes and how public that public server will remain.  Most companies need to stay agile to maintain growth and productivity and efficiencies can be lost during migration periods as files go missing or access is denied or remote VPNs no longer are happening the same way.  If a user base is not totally tech savvy then learning curves and new ways of conducting business have to be factored in as data migration projects kick off.
  5. Cost of Ownership– Step 4 reminds us that migrating to the cloud can be just as costly and cumbersome as relying on the cloud for normal operations. Most cloud service providers for content collaboration average about $20/license per month and that’s an average.  There are also added costs of support sometimes and premium services charged depending on the sector and needs of the business ongoing.  VPN maintenance ongoing for most Enterprises comprised of 500 to 1000 users cost on average around $288,000 per year.  Enterprises need to keep costs down as competition and innovation rule the game and company growth is paramount.  If you have to add yet another expense line item that includes IT budgets then productivity is compromised as any Enterprise may rely on several cloud providers for normal operations depending on where accounting, reporting, customer service, critical files, and more are housed. Access to all and communication between them is silo-ed and mutually exclusive depending on the nature of your business and how fast you have been growing.

MyWorkDrive is the answer to all these risks.  Security, secure remote access, migration, cost of ownership, and data control and ownership are all mitigated and risks diminished whether you maintain a private, public, or hybrid solution to content collaboration and cloud computing.  You don’t have to migrate, you pay less for each license, you are guaranteed secure access with tried and true NTFS permissions and no one single point of failure.  Your users can access data rooms from a mobile phone and edit instantly online.  No more having to sync in order to share. MyWorkDrive also offers Duo authentication and has been certified as a trusted partner with various vendors including Azure and Office365.  Stay agile and stay secure and keep your cost centers down as you seek to make your Enterprise stay competitive, relevant, and productive in this digital transformation age.  If your organization is a government regulated Enterprise or involved in Healthcare administration or a financial institution then all the more reason to check out MyWorkDrive.  No more VPN headaches and ongoing maintenance and renewals.  No more complicated remote logins or confusing approved access.  MyWorkDrive is easy to install, easy to login, and easy to start working immediately.  No more headaches around what to do with what file and what stays and what gets erased.  MyWorkDrive is a secure way to remote access your most important files and edit and collaborate online instantly with whoever you give permission to.  Using a secure browser login, a mapped drive from a network desktop, or a mobile login on an iPhone or Android keeps you connected, collaborating, and productive without massive costs, security risks, or migration worries as all data stays on your own servers under your control.



RSA Conference 2018 Takeaway: Cloud Computing Is Not Secure

Data security and privacy compliance regulation was top priority at RSAC2018 because of the EU’s GDPR deadline looming next month on May 25th. Last week San Francisco’s Moscone’s Center was host to the security show of all shows, RSA2018 with over 500 vendors and 40,000 attendees from all over the world.  One thing became very clear from all the exhibitors, keynotes, speakers, special programs, and podcasts – if you rely on the cloud then protecting your data and securing it is critical for file sharing.

As the only file sharing/file remote access software solution vendor at the RSAC show, MyWorkDrive had amazing feedback and an overwhelmingly positive response exhibiting and providing demos at our booth of our latest version release.   RSAC Broadcast Alley was host to MyWorkDrive’s CMO, Jackie R. Bruckman and MyWorkDrive’s CEO, Dan Gordon recorded live discussing all the ways MyWorkDrive can help Enterprise in all sectors stay secure and compliant.

MyWorkDrive met with decision makers and security professionals from all over the world and has been busy on-boarding new clients this week immediately following the show.   MyWorkDrive had an overwhelmingly positive response demonstrating our secure file share remote access solution at RSAC2018 for enterprises .   The overwhelming take away was that many Enterprises need MyWorkDrive to simplify their data security compliance for safe file sharing while making users more productive and reducing costs of support or migrations to new Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) systems.

The Cloud is only someone else’s server after all and it’s time for many sectors to think outside the cloud.   Windows file sharing with NTFS security is tried and true and may not be as glamorous but we are empowering Enterprises across the globe to make the right decision about their most critical data while making users more productive and eliminating the security risks of cloud storage.

Windows File Server GDPR Best Practices

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Cloud Computing and File Sharing in 2018

Cloud Computing File Sharing

Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) are now known as Content Collaboration Platforms (CCP).

“Gartner, the revered US based research firm, defines the Content Collaboration Platform (CCP) market as a range of content-centric platforms enabling secure file productivity and content collaboration for individuals and teams as well as supporting the creation of a modern digital workplace.”

Big names in the file share space have rebranded themselves to sound more productive and efficient but there is still an issue of clunky, cumbersome, and costly migrations and no instant access until syncing has happened. Even Sharepoint is being marketed as a web based collaborative platform.

Cloud Computing and File Sharing in 2018

It happens to all of us, from the board room to the mail room, you are on deadline and need to share a report update with a remote user across the Enterprise. You have been told by Legal and by IT to not send it via regular email. What to do?

Depending on who you talk to there are several different answers to that question. Production may tell you to just use Dropbox but then the important document is in Dropbox’s cloud and you have to login and sync and your recipient needs a Dropbox account to view it.

The Legal department says they just use Google Drive or Box. This is still uploading the document to a third-party cloud provider where the company loses control of their data and the recipient has to have a compatible account to view the document or be granted editing capabilities on the other end.  You still have a need to collaborate in real time. Google Drive may be free but you have to sync first to share it and migrate your data losing control, legal retention and ownership.  Box and other services are also an option but again require extensive planning, migration and cost $15 per user or higher.

Your CRM department may tell you how great Huddle or other web platform products are but again, you have to sync and migrate in order to share assets and the cost can go up to $15 to $20/user.

Stop wasting time and money and worrying about productivity and the cost of VPN support and maintenance and get MyWorkDrive. MyWorkDrive is easy to install, fast to implement, you don’t have to migrate your data, you will have secure access for any remote user with permissions, and cost effective especially for large enterprises.

Don’t migrate. Collaborate with MyWorkDrive anytime anywhere. For More Info: MyWorkDrive

Are you ready for GDPR Compliance?

EU GDPCompliance Deadline Fast Approaching

GDPR Compliance

Is your company’s data ready to meet the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline on May 25th?  The EU has mandated that companies must comply or be fined heavily.  The pending GDPR compliance deadline isn’t on everyone’s minds like things were during the Y2K doomsday prophecies around 18 years ago.  But the first American company to be levied a huge fine will make headline news.  Data protection compliance on any level can send shudders through the global marketplace as viruses, data breaches, malware, and ransomware become more virulent and ubiquitous.  The simple mandate from the EU is to protect your data. Achieving that mandate quickly is not that easy if you have multiple stakeholders and headquarters and devices to manage.  The cost of ownership maintaining VPNs and Firewalls and hardware upgrades and the daunting project of migrating data to a cloud-based service to be compliant takes precious resources.

Don’t waste time and money. Get compliant with MyWorkDrive.

MyWorkDrive will ‘cloudify’ your data center and with a mapped drive you can access your files securely from anywhere anytime on a desktop, browser, or mobile app. Set permissions and Instantly collaborate, edit, and share your files with who you want to share with in real time.   No need for VPNs, migrating, syncing or sharing first.

All 28 EU countries are moving forward with enforcing compliance by May 25th, 2018.  GDPR compliance is a regulation where the EU will strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union.  The fines for not being compliant could reach 20 M Euros or 4% of global annual turnover for some companies. GDPR compliance should be taken extremely serious by any company doing business in this global marketplace. Have you identified your company’s risk level?

Contact MyWorkDrive now for a free trial and more info.   We have proudly partnered with several institutions including major universities, healthcare providers, City governments, tech and financial sectors.  We are ready to work for you.

Contact: Jackie Rednour-Bruckman Chief Marketing Officer MyWorkDrive

MyWorkDrive is a product and dba of Wanpath LLC, founded in 2014 and based in San Francisco, CA. For Enterprise and Standard Edition visit MyWorkDrive


MyWorkDrive redefines Enterprise File Sharing

enterprise file sharing

MyWorkDrive is an innovative solution that is redefining how Enterprises access files and collaborate.

With MyWorkDrive, file sync-and-share systems are not needed; nor are outsourced cloud services.  MyWorkDrive uses your cloud and your data center as its collaboration hub.  With a simple set up, you are securely connected with a mapped tool that also works across all iOS and Mac platforms.  MyWorkDrive is a hybrid solution that allow users to instantly connect and edit online without having to first migrate or sync data.

The latest reports from Forrester Wave Research on “enterprise file sync-and-share” (EFSS) platforms confirm that by providing a viable, stable, and secure alternative, MyWorkDrive is poised to capture market share from powerful players like Google, Citrix, Dropbox, and Egnyte.

Referencing the highly respected Forrester report, a recent post in StorageNewsletter differentiates EFSS providers by the following key criteria:

  • Improved business agility
  • Lower aggregate costs
  • Fast and simple implementation
  • Ease of collaboration
  • Simplicity of maintenance
  • Strong user support (especially mobile and remote)

During 2018, 74% of global senior technology executives plan to implement, upgrade, or expand file share solutions to reduce risks associated with sensitive data.  Current file storage platforms are burdensome, expensive, and have significant hardware and mobile-device support requirements.  Thus, many enterprises are moving towards cloud platforms for sync-and-share file sharing to increase productivity and reduce costs…but cloud platforms require migration of data, extra maintenance and their own security mechanisms that carry significant viral and malware infections risks, as we all have recently witnessed with massive data breaches across all sectors.

From the financial sector to government to education and beyond, enterprises require a viable and secure solution that will enable their users to stay connected, stay secure, and stay productive on a global scale.  MyWorkDrive is that solution.

Furthermore, a critical deadline looming:  as of May 2018, the EU–via the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)–mandates that all customer/user data must be highly secure.   It is imperative that enterprises become compliant with GDPR security standards as soon as possible.   MyWorkDrive  is the answer.

MyWorkDrive will enable enterprises across the global marketplace to access and manage their data securely, instantly, and remotely on virtually any device or platform.