Datto didn’t reinvent the FSS wheel — it signed a global license agreement with ownCloud, a well-regarded and feature-rich open-source file access platform that’s compatible with most enterprise file systems and object stores. ownCloud brings security features critical to businesses, including encryption of data in transit and at rest, a secure Web-based admin interface and native authentication services. Partners can generate reports on who is accessing various data, when, and from where.
The recent agreement between the US and the EU is the third attempt to secure the transfer of personal data from Europe to the US. Holger Dyroff, co-founder and COO of ownCloud, does not see the new regulatory attempt as a satisfactory solution.