Drobo Releases DroboAccess for Secure and Simple Remote File Access

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

SANTA CLARA, CA. – April 5th, 2016 – Drobo, the maker of award winning storage arrays for businesses, professionals and consumers, today launched DroboAccess as part of the myDrobo suite of applications. The DroboAccess solution allows customers to access and share files on their network attached Drobo with privacy and security from anywhere on any device. As with all Drobo solutions, DroboAccess will continue with the heritage of preserving simplicity.DroboAccess allows secure and encrypted remote access so that files are always accessible anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Users can access files from a web browser, or directly from a mobile device using a dedicated iOS or Android app. DroboAccess allows users to host their very own private and personal cloud storage solution using their own Drobo. DroboAccess is available on the Drobo 5N and B810n. DroboAccess will enable users to securely share folders or files via links with read only and read/write privileges along with password protection options.

“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.