Datto Drive is the first cost effective file sync and share platform for business, privately deployed and protected by the secure Datto Cloud. Easily enable Datto Drive locally or in the cloud to keep files and folders in sync across user devices, and share business files in- and outside of the organisation.
Ideal for sharing large files, collaborating with partners or just accessing files from any device, Datto Drive is available with unlimited users for a single flat fee in the Cloud. Alternatively, Datto Drive local may be deployed on DNAS and SIRIS 3 for handling more sensitive data, providing the same user experience and accessibility from local hardware at no extra cost. Both deployment methods are fully backed up by the secure Datto Cloud. Whether in the office or on the road, collaborate with partners and employees anytime, anywhere, from any device to get business done, fast.
Datto Drive is the cloud protected file sync and share platform for business. This means employees and partners can collaborate inside and outside of the organisation with a modern, seamless user experience from any platform. Whether using Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android or a web interface, files are available anywhere via a secure performant interface, running in a private host just for your business.
Traditional file sharing solutions are cumbersome, hard to use and require VPNs for offsite access. These days, users and partners expect simple, seamless access to files wherever they are, from any device. Datto Drive delivers this experience with native mobile apps, Windows, Mac and Linux sync clients, and web browsers so that access never gets in the way of business.
For many business users, everything they do on a daily basis is captured in files, from sales reports to strategic planning, marketing materials to detailed designs and more. For this reason, access to those files is paramount to the business. In these cases, Datto Drive is a private and secure file sync and share system that provides file backups, allowing users to work across devices from anywhere, at any time, and have a copy available. Further, redundant data centers, versions, trash bin and complete cloud backups take this to the next level, providing truly protected file sync and share.
Datto will now provide backups of Datto Drive contents to its cloud. For free accounts, backups will take place weekly. For our Premium accounts, backups will take place once a day. Rest assured your cloud-based File Sync and Share content will be protected and available for restore quickly and efficiently.
Datto is always looking for ways to help partners improve services to their endusers. For that reason, we’ve added several features:
With Bring Your Own Device policies the new norm, an average office worker brings at least 2 devices to work. Usually these are a combination of phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Datto Drive syncs files and folders across all of these devices, enabling efficient work from anywhere, anytime, on any device, always with the latest content.
At the core of modern business is the need to share files inside and outside of the organisation. Datto Drive provides a simple, easy to use mechanism for sharing files with other users with the click of a button. If desired, set read, write and share permissions on a file or folder basis. Spend more time working and less time figuring out how to share files with Datto Drive.
Datto Drive provides native apps for iOS and Android, sync clients for Windows, Mac and Linux, and web browser access for the latest releases of Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. In addition, users can leverage standard third party WebDAV tools to access files on Datto Drive. Sync files across all of these platforms so you are never at a loss for the files you need, when you need them, in the office or on the road.
However you choose to access Datto Drive, it is backed up to the secure Datto Cloud. Unlike other file sync and share solutions, this means that files can be restored en mass at any time. If ransomware strikes, simply roll back to a time before the attack. If a file is lost, simply check file versions or the Datto Drive deleted files app and recover them as needed. With Datto Drive, your files are protected.
Any time files are shared among users, there is the potential for viruses to propagate. For this reason, Datto Drive embeds a virus scanner that checks every file when it is uploaded to the server. If a virus is detected, the upload is cancelled, users are notified, and the event is logged.
With Datto Drive, you get to choose where your data is hosted. Choose one of our global data centers as your primary location, and with Datto Drive Business or better, your Datto Drive will be automatically queued and replicated to a second data center in your region. In case Datto Drive experiences a failure, you will be failed-over automatically to the second data center.
One of the largest challenges with collaborating on files is maintaining versions. With Datto Drive, versions are automatically taken and stored. As files are updated, new versions are stored and pruned automatically. Datto drive also allows users to revert to older versions with a click.
These days, not everyone you work with is an employee of the company. More often suppliers, partners, customers and employees all work together on projects. Datto Drive uses external links to share files and folders with external parties. Don’t let organisational boundaries get in the way of business. Set permissions, expirations, and passwords; and start sharing safely today.
Even the most protected systems can be compromised by a persistent attacker. Fortunately, Datto Drive includes the File Firewall, an embedded rules engine that evaluates every connection request. Like a firewall for files, if a request passes the rules, the connection is allowed. If not, access is denied. Even if a username and password are compromised, File Firewall policies provide one last line of defense.
To many, consumer file sharing services represent a security risk to the business. Fortunately, Datto Drive is an enterprise class system built from the ground up with enterprise class security in mind. From granular sharing permissions, encryption and the file firewall, to audit logging and user management, the intuitive user interface allows admins to control and manage file access equally.
While all connections to and from Datto Drive are encrypted with SSL, there is also an encryption at rest feature built into the system. With this feature enabled, files stored in Datto Drive are encrypted with AES 256 when stored on the server. These files can be encrypted with a single key for the entire system, or with an individual key per user, and recovered via the admin recovery key.
Datto Drives support browser based tags, allowing users to tag and categorise files and folders. Further, these tags can be integrated into File Firewall rules to prevent certain files from leaving the server ever, or to allow other files. Simply set the workflow rules for a tag, and any connection attempting to violate those rules will be denied and logged.
Working with others on files often leads to the need to have a discussion about the files. Comments enable users to carry on a discussion about a file or folder, and saves those comments in reverse chronological order. In this way, teams can collaborate on their own time, and make sure the right information about a file is shared with others in the proper context.
Datto Drive allows users to set preferences for file activity notifications. These activities are compiled into a digest and emailed, shown in the web interface, or available via RSS feeds, and allow a user to keep up to speed on what is happening to their documents.
Many Datto Drive users also have accounts on other systems such as Box and Dropbox. Datto Drive allows users to consolidate access to their Box, Dropbox and Datto Drive accounts into a single, Datto Drive interface. Leave files stored in Box and Dropbox, but access them through a single pane of glass - mobile, web and desktop sync included - with Datto Drive.
Many businesses have regulatory or policy requirements to retain certain documents for a minimum amount of time. Many of these same businesses also choose to have maximum retention periods for some documents. Datto Drive enables users to create tags, and admins to create rules to retain files and folders for a set amount of time before automatically removing them from the system.
These days, file sync and share is a staple service for the modern connected worker. However, many of these services still charge per user fees for accessing your own files. For this reason, Datto Drive is offered to our partners for a single, flat fee. One or 10 users, one flat fee for the entire organisation. This allows our partners to combine this staple service with other offerings, and provide value to their customers while still maintaining margin on their products and services.
Most Datto partners have more than one service or system to manage. That is why we provide the Partner Portal, a single integrated place to go to manage all Datto services, including Datto Drive. Provision new Datto Drive instances for clients, manage storage, promote Datto Drive to customers, and manage the lead flow of new opportunities all through a single, integrated portal.
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There are three components to Datto Drive: Endpoints, Server and Storage. These three work together to deliver the complete solution to the end-user, and to ensure files are synchronised and shared properly at all times.
There are three primary platforms supported by Datto Drive: desktop sync clients, mobile apps and web browsers. Each provides a slightly different user experience optimised for the platform in question.
The Datto Drive server is the brains of the operation. Deployed as a vhost in the secure Datto Cloud, it maintains metadata about all users, files and every other capabilities enabled in the instance. The server also maintains a persistent view of files and folders for all users, as well as managing authentication and access, accounts, group memberships, share links, external storage links, and all other features of Datto Drive. When a new system is deployed, a new vhost is created, connected to a storage node, and linked to a secondary data center for replication and redundancy. At any time, storage nodes can be extended to add storage capacity if a customer upgrades their tier of service.