Edit your Office Documents from AnyWhere with MyWorkDrive

Not in IT but need remote access to your company work files?

Let your IT Department know about MyWorkDrive’s great tool for editing office docs.

MyWorkDrive is the only on premise remote access solution that enables enterprises to remotely edit and collaborate on documents within a browser window or Office Mobile apps on iOS or Android, using Office Online while keeping files stored on their own company’s server.

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MyWorkDrive allows employees to take advantage of more efficient opportunities to collaborate and get work done, from anywhere in the world with any Office 365 subscription.

MyWorkDrive is thrilled to be certified as a Microsoft Cloud Storage Provider and are eager to share the benefits of this partnership with their clients. Other cloud access systems use third-party document editors or require additional servers. With MyWorkDrive customers can integrate local files directly into Office Online.  Whether a user needs to work on files based in Word, PowerPoint or Excel, efficient editing and collaboration capabilities are now central features of the MyWorkDrive platform.

The modern business world is more dynamic and fast-moving than ever before and the team at MyWorkDrive believes technology should be supportive of this demanding environment and optimize it’s potential.  More and more professionals are driving a demand for universal access, storage and the ability to collaborate remotely; businesses in every industry want instant access, from anywhere and all the time.  MyWorkDrive is passionate about being the premium solution to satisfy this demand and their partnership with Microsoft is an incredibly valued endeavor.

“Our team has over two decades of experience working in managed IT for business.” MyWorkDrive, Co-Founder Dan Gordon claims. “We’re excited about continually optimizing our software to better support the specific needs of modern business professionals. Our partnership with Microsoft and co-authoring integration is a huge asset to our client base. It allows them to get more done and allows for work to be accessed, edited and stored seamlessly. This is the future of modern commerce and we’re excited to be driving its development for business professionals all over the world.”

For more information on the innovative MyWorkDrive cloud storage solutions and their exciting new certification with the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partnership Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to their team of experts anytime at (877) 705-4997 or via email at sales@myworkdrive.com

File Sharing and Cloud Services

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A review of recent internet posts on file sharing and cloud solutions reveals an ongoing demand for an easy file web access and map drive solution for existing Windows File Servers that’s not currently available in typical file sharing services.  Intivix – our MSP in San Francisco – looked for products to fill this demand and came up short. All the products assumed clients are looking to sync all their data to the cloud or users’ desktops – this is not feasible when file server storage for even the smallest client exceeds 1 terabyte. Intivix ended up designing their own product – MyWorkDrive.com – and setup a new company around it. Intivix now uses it at numerous clients and for their own secure file remote access solution.

Some of the most requested features MyWorkDrive fulfills include:

  1. 100% native windows product – easy to patch and ties into active directory (with nothing to configure) and inherits existing NTFS permissions, users and groups.
  2. File access solution – no VPN – end users utilize the file web access browser client or WebDAV to map drives, no sync clients to maintain or troubleshoot – We leave synching to whatever service the client prefers for a subset of their files – Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc..
  3. Files can be viewed on iPad’s or for power users they can utilize WebDAV to connect to shares using 3rd party apps – we recommend WebDAV Navigator for both IOS and Android powered phones.
  4. Security utilizes Windows IIS so it’s easy to scan, update and manage. Our optional free relay service allows small clients to access files through our azure service bus relay – so no Firewalls, SSL Certificates or host names to configure – meaning no open ports to servers. We regularly scan our relay servers using Qualys SSL Labs to ensure an A rating.

With MyWorkDrive users can connect to internal files & shares using any web browser, map drives over WebDAV and enjoy ease of access on any mobile device – all while providing internal access at gigabit speeds using mapped drives users already know.

With MyWorkDrive users enjoy all the benefits of cloud file server access without giving up their data!

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MyWorkDrive File Server Web Access Now Live!

MyWorkDrive.com is now live!

We are pleased to report MyWorkDrive is now available for purchase and as a monthly subscription.

MyWorkDrive let’s you “webify” your existing windows file servers in place for cloud file web access by employees.  The server can be located on premise or as a hosted virtual machine on Azure, AWS and others.  Customers are in control of their data as it remains on premise on existing servers.   Unlike clunky SSL VPN file sharing solutions, MyWorkDrive’s simple file server web access client provides a robust interface allowing users to interact with file shares as though they are in the office.   Upload, Download, Drag & Drop, Active Directory Integration, Home Drive Access and WebDAV support are enabled for all versions out of the box.

Our product has been very well received and MyWorkDrive is running on numerous firms including our own!   Having been in the IT business ourselves for many years we developed MyWorkDrive for Windows Sysadmins ( fast 10 minute setup ) and end users ( easy, fast and secure remote file access ).   We subjected MyWorkDrive to rigorous security testing utilizing it in house and at our MSP where it has been deployed to numerous clients over the past year.

Simply install our software ( active directory connects to your internal domain out of the box) configure shares and enable our cloud connector to use our relay service or install your own SSL Certificate and host name. User’s can then connect via the web client for direct editing of office documents ( no download required ), home drive access and WebDAV support for mapping drives or accessing via mobile devices.

Simple, easy and quick.  Free trial is available for download.

 

Secure FileShare Access

Security Concerns and Benefits of Cloud File Sharing

Cloud computing has changed the way that businesses are using computers.. The cloud is ideal because it allows us to use our resources optimally while providing access to files from any location and any device. Unfortunately, many companies have not gotten on board using the cloud because of concerns over file sharing security. We want to discuss common file sharing security concerns in the cloud and how MyWorkDrive reduces risks of common cloud file sharing concerns:

File Sharing Security Concerns

The most common file sharing concern is security. When you see high profile companies and celebrities’ phones and computers hacked, you know the concern is real. Criminals and hackers have been able to infiltrate and steal sensitive and private information that can damage a company’s reputation and destroy the identities of those affected. There is always a concern that your confidential information will be stolen if it is stored in the cloud, which is why MyWorkDrive has been created. MyWorkDrive lets you connect your Windows File Server to the cloud so you have access to your files from anywhere, but they are not physically stored in the cloud.

File Sharing Security Measures

When choosing a file sharing service, you must find one that can keep files and data secure from prying eyes. Providers like MyWorkDrive take the necessary measures to keep your files safe and make it a top priority along with providing quality service. They provide end-to-end encryption with their extra security proxy layer. This ensures that your data will be shielded from hackers and only authorized data will be accessible. MyWorkDrive leaves all the data on a company’s servers intact and does not require that you upload your files. Instead, all of your data is stored on your own servers and we provide a secure portal for existing users to connect.

Benefits of Cloud File Sharing

Employee productivity increases with file sharing due to anywhere, anytime access to information and shared files immediately from any mobile device. Teamwork is also improved because access to data, sharing, revising, and editing can take place in real time, leading to improved collaboration. You can reduce the amount of time wasted trying to coordinate schedules for in-person meetings among employees when everyone has access to the same files from any location.

Contact us if you have any questions about file sharing security or you are ready to learn more about the MyWorkDrive solution to anywhere, anytime file access and one of our experts will be happy to assist you!

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Just How Safe is the Cloud?

Cloud computing provides instant access to data through an internet connection. Whether on a desktop, a tablet, or even a phone, data is available anytime, anywhere. For businesses, cloud computing reaps benefits such as scalable storage for databases, applications, and files while eliminating the need for a data center or IT support team.

Even technology experts reveal that there is no such thing as a completely safe cloud system. From security flaws to support issues, there are significant risks users take when migrating to the cloud.

Loss of Control

Someone else is looking after data that is transmitted, processed, and stored in the cloud. Data is stored off premises and all maintenance and monitoring is done by a third party provider.

Lack of Support

Many cloud-based services have inadequate customer service in ratio to customers. Imagine being unable to access your information, but being unable to get help right away. Waiting up to 48 hours for a response could ruin a business in a crisis situation.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Privacy violations happen frequently enough in the cloud to cause concern among potential and current users. This is unacceptable when transmitting and storing sensitive information, specifically financial and health-related data.

Insider Breaches

A contractor for Vodaphone stole personal information from two million German customers. Victims were warned about possible email phishing attempts, as the thief had enough significant data on users to make these seem legitimate. With a cloud, this could be worse as administrative access enables an attacker to steal, and even destroy the cloud, in a matter of minutes.

Cyberattacks

With recent cyberattacks, such as the hacking of Apple’s iCloud, businesses are right to be concerned. Any time people data is stored on the internet, there is a risk for cyberattack. This is especially problematic with cloud computing, where all types of users on the same cloud system store extensive amounts of data. The fear of cloud computing is that data is always at risk. Hackers are advancing as fast as the technology.

If the above concerns make cloud computing an unacceptable risk, consider a different approach. Businesses can get all of the benefits of saving to the cloud but in a more secure and private solution with MyWorkDrive.com.