Trend Micro has just introduced a new version of SafeSync, a service that lets users sync and share files from their PC to their mobile devices, or with other people. This new version of SafeSync includes a new user interface (UI) which includes a drag and drop interface to instantly sync files with other devices (think “DropBox”). This new version also brings better Mac OS support, along with Android, iOS and Windows. Finally, users get more control over file synchronization so that mobile storage isn’t overloaded.Obviously, this is a crowded space, but a few features caught my attention. For example, when you share links to your files with other people, SafeSync keeps detailed record of all the links and files that I have shared. From there I can modify the permissions and revoke the file access. It’s all in one place, so it’s easy to deal with. When it comes to file sharing, sending a link is the easiest way.
When using Trend Micro as a collaboration tool, it is possible to share files with multiple users with Team Folders. Trend Micro will keep a history of the files (up to 10 versions), so if two persons make modifications at the same time, Trend Micro won’t prevent it, but at least, no data is lost.
Trend Micro can be used by small businesses, and for personal usage, but there’s also an Enterprise option that includes a administration interface to manage a large number of users. The business option also includes a pooled storage with which you can buy some storage capacity and split it as you wish among the users.
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