Tuesday, July 28th 2020

QNAP Announces Strategic Partnership with ownCloud GmbH

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, and ownCloud, a leading open-source Content Collaboration Solution provider, today announced they have entered a global strategic partnership, combining QNAP's Network-attached Storage (NAS) with ownCloud's Enterprise Content Collaboration Software.

This long-term partnership focuses on providing ownCloud's Content Collaboration Solution for file sync and share, on all QNAP's NAS from QTS v4.4 onwards. In the coming months, the fully certified ownCloud Content Collaboration Solution will be available for easy installation from the QTS App Center. The installation packages are updated with every new release and continuously maintained in the interim period. Users can choose between the free Community Edition and the paid Enterprise Edition which includes premium features and professional support. Enterprise subscriptions will be available from the QNAP Software Store and upgrading from the Community to the Enterprise Edition will be straightforward and require no reinstallation.
The ownCloud Enterprise Edition for QNAP takes security and productivity to a new level. It enables secure content collaboration through comprehensive security features. Files are encrypted at rest and in transfer and can additionally be encrypted End-to-End. File access is protected by 2-Factor Authentication. For example, the Secure View feature makes granting read-only access to confidential files safe and easy. This is especially important for SMBs with strong confidentiality requirements that still need to collaborate with external specialists.

ownCloud enables easy collaboration through a single point of access that incorporates existing storage and existing users through APIs. With federation, files and folders can be seamlessly shared with users of compatible platforms, enabling infinite extendibility while preserving data sovereignty. This empowers firms to work remotely and stay in sync across branches and different jurisdictions while integrating external partners into existing workflows.

"QNAP and ownCloud complement each other's offerings congenially for the benefit of users everywhere," said Tobias Gerlinger, ownCloud's chief executive. "Our partnership transforms a QNAP NAS into a fully-fledged cloud solution accessible from anywhere with any device, boosting productivity while strengthening data security. We thereby offer a GDPR-compliant Private Cloud to all QNAP NAS users."

"We are thrilled about our strategic partnership with ownCloud. It allows us to provide our global userbase with an enterprise-grade yet budget-friendly Content Collaboration Solution," said Meiji Chang, QNAP's General Manager. "Our corporate users with specific data privacy regulations can also benefit from the highest standards of security and compliance with advanced ownCloud features."
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