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Simple, Secure, Hosted in German Data Centers: ownCloud Presents Ready-to-Use SaaS Filesharing Solution

With "", ownCloud introduces a new cloud solution that combines the advantages of open source and secure hosting in German data centers with the user-friendliness of public cloud services.

With “”, ownCloud introduces a new cloud solution that combines the advantages of open source and secure hosting in German data centers with the user-friendliness of public cloud services. The software can be quickly and easily set up, even without significant IT skills, making it suitable for companies and organizations without their own IT department. The solution is designed to meet the highest data protection requirements (including GDPR) in order to exchange highly sensitive personal data. The hosting takes place exclusively in fully certified German data centers and fits the highest security standards (including ISO 9001, ISO 27001). In the standard version, from 15 EUR per user per month, companies get 1TB of secure cloud storage for five users.

Focus on Security and Easy Operation is a modified version of the popular file-sharing software that has been tailored to meet the needs of small and medium businesses and departments. By combining ease-of-use and security, also enables businesses and organizations to run their own file-sharing solution, that have been avoiding this step out of cost reasons or security concerns. The solution is, therefore, of particular interest to all industries that need to exchange sensitive data but do not have their own IT department, including doctors, medical laboratories, law firms, tax consultants, architects, consulting firms, advertising agencies and brokers, as well as medium-sized industrial companies with lean or outsourced IT.

With end-to-end encryption, meets the highest privacy requirements. Especially for enterprise use, offers additional security features such as file firewall, two-factor authentication and an administratable password policy. Individually configurable workflows, guest users and the free iOS and Android apps increase productivity compared to the conventional file exchange via Sharepoint, FTP server or email enormously. At the same time, there is full transparency and control over which files are shared with whom and if the recipient has accessed them. is now available at Interested parties also have the opportunity to test the software for 30 days free of charge.

About ownCloud

ownCloud is the largest Open Source File Sharing solution in the world with 200.000 installations and more than 25 Mio. users. ownCloud combines consumer-grade usability with enterprise-grade security (GDPR compliant). It enables users to access data no matter where it is stored or which device is used. By giving organizations the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand, productivity and security are increased at the same time. For more information, visit:

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Quotes from Users

Talend User Group: “The Talend User Group provides its members with a permanent forum to exchange views on technology, innovations, use cases and many more topics related to the Talend open source platform. As an association, we’ve been using ownCloud for distributing promotional materials, membership management and many more. With we can also use corporate file sharing for personal data – without the privacy concerns resulting from GDPR. ” Michael van Rykswyk, Chairman, Talend User Group

Mafia Nein Danke e.V.: “As a non-profit association against organized crime, the protection of our sometimes very sensitive documents is our top priority. This is guaranteed at any time with In addition, the registration process is particularly easy and hardly differs from known public clouds like Dropbox or Google Drive. ” Giulia Norberti, Author, Mafia Nein Danke e.V.


ownCloud GmbH

October 16, 2018

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