Egnyte steps up cloud storage competition, drops upload limits

Egnyte boosts its enterprise cloud storage offerings with never-before-seen features.

With the recent debut of Salesforce.com's Chatterbox, the enterprise cloud storage market is getting more crowded by the day. Egnyte is keeping up with the mix by ramping up its repertoire of services and features.

Specifically, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company is adding what it calls an "industry first" with the addition of server syncing for up to 5 million files per device and 25MB per second upload speeds in Europe and North America.

Here's a rundown on some of the other features rolling out from Egnyte:

  • No upload limit on files via FTP
  • Multi-tiered disaster recovery plan, including replication across Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and user-owned storage devices
  • Drag and drop usability
  • Full HTML 5 support
  • Support for Kindle Fire HD and iPhone 5

Egnyte is really targeting competitors such as Box with these updates. For instance, while Egnyte now doesn't have a file upload limit, Box has a file size limit of 2GB.

That could be a big deal for customers that need to share and edit large files from multiple devices and computers, such as architects, designers and video editors.

Security was also a major focal point for Tuesday's updates, with the addition of several new precautions, including but not limited to two-factor authentication, hard and soft lockouts after failed login attempts, real-time auditing of permission changes, and end-to-end single sign-on from mobile to cloud.

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