ownCloud Releases Latest Secure, Easy-to-Integrate and Extend On-Premise Enterprise File Sync and Share

Posted by ownCloud GmbH – 15. July 2013

Based on the popular open source project, ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 gives IT control of sensitive data

Lexington, MA – July 15, 2013ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source secure enterprise file sync and share software, announced today the availability of its latest version of ownCloud Enterprise Edition, giving enterprises a secure, customizable and extensible way to host their own file sync and share software.

With more than 950,000 users worldwide, ownCloud offers the ease-of-use, flexibility, sophistication and security unmatched by basic consumer-grade syncing apps and third-party storage. ownCloud Enterprise Edition becomes part of the existing infrastructure because it can be deployed fully on-premise, integrating into existing user directories, governance processes, security, monitoring, storage and back-up tools.

“ownCloud Inc. takes the community-created ownCloud Community Edition and, immediately upon launch, begins certification tests of the server, desktop clients and mobile apps,” said Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud. “We enhance the software, upgrading it to take advantage of the new features, making it all function properly together as an integrated unit and packaging and testing the installation and upgrade process. The result is ready-for-business, easy-to-integrate and extend, secure on-premise file sync and share.”

Latest ownCloud Enterprise Edition Features

The latest ownCloud Enterprise Edition builds on the recently released ownCloud Community Edition with:


  • Improved Active Directory (AD) and LDAP integration: Support for multiple LDAP and AD directories enhances authentication performance.
  • AES encryption at rest: Files are now even more secure, with native at-rest encryption provided by ownCloud on whatever backend storage system the enterprise chooses.


  • Provisioning API: User provisioning can now be integrated into existing data center automation tools.
  • Enhanced external storage app: Integrate existing file stores because ownCloud provides a single interface for user access to all of their documents.
  • Home directory integration: Integrate ownCloud with existing user home directories via CIFS or NFS, making sync and share a seamless extension of existing user storage.


  • Deleted Files: Restore deleted files and folders without the intervention of the administrator.
  • Anonymous Upload: Collaboration with partners and contractors is now much easier, and can be managed, fully logged and audited by IT.
  • Interface: Manage files and accounts in a simplified interface, for better account identification, and a simplified plug-in application settings panel.

ownCloud Enterprise also supports the Community Edition features

  • New antivirus: Scan uploaded files using ClamAV, to prevent automated distribution of infected files.
  • Display name: Create display names to simplify the collaborative experience.
  • Improved versioning: Automatically manage versions on the server.
  • Capability API: Make calls to the server and learn which capabilities, or apps, are installed and working.
  • Improved file cache: Provide greater flexibility and greater performance (up to 500% faster).

Access to ownCloud stored content is provided via a web browser, desktop syncing apps for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and mobile apps for Android and iOS mobile devices. ownCloud also supports WebDAV access for other standards-based tools.

ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 “What’s New” Webinar
Join ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek as he reviews ownCloud 5 Enterprise Edition.

What: What’s new in ownCloud 5 with project leader Frank Karlitschek
Where: Signup here
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Who: Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud Founder and CTO
Duration: 1 hour

Pricing and Availability
ownCloud Enterprise Edition is available now at https://owncloud.com/download. Pricing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition begins at a yearly subscription of $9,000 for 50 users.

About ownCloud Inc.
Based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data — combining greater flexibility, openness and extensibility with on premise servers and storage. Company headquarters are in Lexington, MA, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.

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