Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud storage service with an emphasis on collaboration, redundancy, and security (see article below), backup and syncing software for Mac and Windows, a practice management app for Android smartphones, and litigation support software. Don't miss the next issue.
SECURELY CLOUD-ENABLE YOUR FOLDERS AND DOCUMENTS
Does the world need another cloud storage service? Yes because despite all the press and hype, the gold rush is just getting started. Market consolidation remains years away. The current market leaders serve the needs of consumers, not regulated businesses like law firms. Furthermore, enterprise software companies have just begun to enter the market. The products that balance convenience and security will win. The latest entrant, which has street cred to spare, seeks to check these two boxes.
Cubby … in One Sentence
LogMeIn's Cubby is a cloud storage service with native applications for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
The Killer Feature
Cubby's DirectSync technology enables you to cloud-enable one or more folders on your computer. These folders continue to function like regular folders except that you can access and modify the documents in these folders on your other devices using the Cubby apps. Any changes you make sync back to your original folder and across all your devices. Versioning enables you to keep all prior versions of a document.
Launched this year, Cubby Pro and Cubby Enterprise work similarly except that multiple people can access these cloud folders (cubbies) for collaboration purposes. Cubby can essentially make your file server available to everyone in your firm without having to implement and maintain a VPN.
All versions of Cubby enable you to share specific documents privately or publicly with clients and others. Thus, you can also use Cubby to "send" documents to clients that you cannot email for security or size reasons. Cubby doesn't impose any size limits on documents.
Other Notable Features
LogMeIn claims that Cubby offers superior security than Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and others because it encrypts your documents in addition to providing a secure connection to them. Cubby Pro and Cubby Enterprise offer even more security via Cubby Locks. When you apply a Cubby Lock to a folder, you must enter a second folder-specific password to access its documents.
Cubby Enterprise provides you with a centralized administrative console through which you can manage all your users and their permissions. For example, you can disable or limit public sharing, prevent resharing, and create groups so that you can apply the same settings to multiple users simultaneously.
What Else Should You Know?
Cubby Basic for individual users provides 5 GB of storage for free. Cubby Pro for 1-10 users starts at $47.88 per year per user for 100 GB of storage. Cubby Enterprise for 10 or more users requires that you contact LogMeIn for a custom proposal based on your needs. Learn more about Cubby.
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