Drobo added a new way for users to share and access their content via DroboAccess on their smartphone or through a web browser. DroboAccess is free for 5N and B810n owners or for $0.99 on the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more details check out the full press release below.—Scott Younker
“DroboAccess is a direct result of the feedback we received from our customers with the need to securely access their files from anywhere and on any device without having to worry about firewalls,” said Mihir Shah, CEO of Drobo. “The 5N and B810n deliver the best file sharing experience while maintaining our value proposition of simplicity. Our extended functionality with DroboAccess demonstrates our commitment to innovation as well as our commitment to our customers.”
Expanding myDrobo Platform FunctionalityS
DroboAccess extends the myDrobo service, which provides a secure way for many applications to access data stored on a network attached Drobo. The myDrobo platform addresses the issue of accessing information on a Drobo storage array that sits behind a secure home or office firewall. With myDrobo, data transfer from the Drobo to a portable device is encrypted end-to-end and each Drobo carries a unique SSL certificate. It is this model of simplicity that allows users to easily extend their storage investment into hosting the applications they need securely.
In addition to DroboAccess, popular applications such as Koken, a photo library app and WordPress, a popular blog app resides within the myDrobo platform. This rich set of downloadable DroboApps will enhance the capabilities and the experience of the Drobo 5N and B810n, providing the ability to host your own blog using WordPress and share photos with a sophisticated gallery app using Koken, directly and securely from your Drobo.
“We are excited to bring DroboAccess to our 5N and B810n customers as the next logical progression for our myDrobo suite of applications,” said Rod Harrison, CTO of Drobo. “The DroboAccess solution is not only important for our prosumer customer base, who need to access their data remotely, but also for SMBs, who need the ability to share company information in a secure manner with their mobile workforce.”
DroboAccess and myDrobo are currently available for free to 5N and B810n owners on Drobo Dashboard. The iOS and Android applications are available for $0.99 on the App Store and Google Play. For more information visit Drobo.com.