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We have some exciting news to share today: AeroFS and Redbooth are merging!   Redbooth is a collaboration project management tool used by thousands of businesses worldwide, and we’ve been lucky enough to know the team there for a long time. Earlier this year it became obvious to both of our companies that although...

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Clearing the Obstacles to Effective Collaboration with AeroFS

Collaboration and file sharing go together. And with cloud and mobile computing, file sharing is easier than ever. But once a meeting is over, where do those files and data actually go? From a security standpoint, the possibilities are scary. According to EMA Research’s 2015 State of File Collaboration Security report, more than...

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We are happy to announce that Simtech-IT has signed on as the latest AeroFS reseller in Europe. Under the agreement, Simtech-IT will be able to both resell and host the AeroFS private cloud file sharing service. We are seeing rapid traction by European companies in private cloud technologies. This is explained by...

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We recently held our third internal Hackathon, and the results far exceeded our expectations. Aside from the intangible benefits to teamwork and culture, literally every project had one or more elements that we are productizing and integrating into AeroFS. One of the most important aspects of a hackathon is that it is a safe environment...

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Earlier this year we announced support for opt-in two-factor authentication for security-sensitive AeroFS users. Administrators loved it, and they wanted all employees to protect their accounts with two-factor authentication. We are proud to announce that administrators can now require two-factor authentication with AeroFS for all users across their entire organization in both Hybrid and Private Cloud. This...

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Last week, BusinessWeek published an article titled The Tech Worker Shortage Doesn’t Really Exist where they interviewed scholars who assert that instead of a tech worker shortage, companies like Facebook and Microsoft are actually just looking for cheap labor: “There’s no evidence of any way, shape, or form that there’s a shortage...

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BYOD is a reality in today?s productive companies: co-workers use their personal phones to get the job done. Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50% of employers will require employees to bring their own device to work. This trend raises the security bar for IT administrators: phones are more likely to get lost, sold, or stolen than traditional computers....

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In the past few days, additional bash vulnerabilities CVE-2014-7186 and CVE-2014-7187 have been identified and patched upstream. In response, AeroFS has released Private Cloud Appliance version 0.8.68. As before, we encourage all Private Cloud customers to upgrade their appliances to 0.8.68 or newer as soon as possible. Download the latest appliance from the AeroFS Private Cloud licensing dashboard. Once...

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There have been a number of security advisories this week. In this post, we discuss the vulnerabilities, their impact to AeroFS customers, and the steps that customers should take to mitigate their risk. To summarize: Private Cloud Customers should upgrade their appliance to 0.8.67 0.8.68 as soon as possible. The updated appliance image can be downloaded from...

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Logs are a collection of events and diagnostics that AeroFS records. Examples of events are: “network is down”, “AeroFS received a request from another device”, and so on. Logs are critical for us to diagnose and solve user issues. In the private cloud, collecting logs used to take significant time and effort....

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We’re proud to announce the availability of a new security feature for both AeroFS Hybrid Cloud and Private Cloud: two-factor authentication (2FA)! What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)? Two-factor authentication lets you add an extra layer of security to your AeroFS account. If you enable 2FA, whenever you log in to your account, you’ll be prompted...

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At AeroFS securing your data is our priority and today we are pleased to announce the release of a major new security feature for the Private Cloud: Device Authorization. With Device Authorization, IT administrators have fine-grained control over which users and devices are permitted to run the AeroFS desktop clients. A Device...

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