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Datto Drive

Updated Oct 27, 2016

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The cloud protected file sharing platform for businesses

Datto Drive is the first cost effective file sync and share platform for business, privately deployed and protected by the secure Datto Cloud. Enable Datto Drive in the secure Datto Cloud, or locally on Datto NAS 3 and SIRIS 3. Keep files and folders in sync across platforms, and share business files inside and outside of the organization. Whether in the office or on the road, collaborate with partners and employees anytime, anywhere, from any device to get business done, fast.

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Datto Drive Local

Datto Drive is the first cost effective file sync and share platform for business, privately deployed and protected by the secure Datto Cloud. Enable Datto Drive in the secure Datto Cloud, or locally on Datto NAS 3 and SIRIS 3. Keep files and folders in sync across platforms, and share business files inside and outside of the organization. Whether in the office or on the road, collaborate with partners and employees anytime, anywhere, from any device to get business done, fast.

Daily Backups

Datto Drive now takes daily backups of all configurations and user content. Backups are retained for anywhere from 7 to 90 days, depending on your service level. Users can already recover and roll back files and folders, but if something more catastrophic occurs, rest easy knowing that a complete backup is available and can be restored to Datto Drive local on your device, or to Datto Drive running in the secure Datto Cloud.

Account Impersonation

As a Datto Drive partner, it can be quite difficult to help a customer resolve an issue over the phone if you can’t see what the customer is experiencing. With account impersonation enabled, properly authenticated admins can now log in and assume the role of other users on the system. In this manner, authorized partners can see and help resolve issues quickly, without resorting to third party remote control applications.

Session Management

When a user logs into Datto Drive from any device, that device is given a session. That session prevents the user from having to log in again to Datto Drive. Now, users can see the sessions logged into Datto Drive, and delete them at any time, forcing the mobile app, web browser or desktop sync client to request the user’s password again. Forgot to log out of a browser when leaving work, or leave a mobile device on the table? Simply delete the session from that device in the personal page, and ensure no-one else can get into your account with your device.

Management Improvements

Datto Drive now offers a redesigned partner portal view following the same look and feel as Status 2.0. This normalized view makes it faster and easier for partners to manage customer accounts AND track promotional activities. Further, partners can now define custom branding and push it out to their customers, providing new bundling options for embedding Datto Drive functionality. Spend less time looking for and managing customers, and more time growing revenue opportunities with the newly updated management interface.

Usage Reporting

Datto Drive keeps a comprehensive log of user activity, and provides an integrated audit report of activities. Built for user auditing, select your time period, select the types of activities and filter to create a report. From uploads and downloads to logins and failed authentication attempts, every activity on Datto Drive is logged and visible to admins in this easy to use interface.

Federated Sharing

One challenge with private instances such as Datto Drive and Datto Drive local is the ability to share with users not on your instance. Datto Drive federated sharing allows users from one Datto Drive instance to share with users of another Datto Drive instance. Simply share an external link and users of Datto Drive can virtually mount the external link on their instance of Datto Drive, something called federated sharing. Remove the share link when the project is over to remove the federated share. Provide seamless collaborations amongst Datto Drive instances, and still retain control over your own files with Federated Sharing.