Syncplify.me MFT! Alpha-2 is here

We just reached a new milestone in the development of Syncplify.me MFT!, so we decided to release an updated installer for everyone to try and provide feedback (and, why not, bug reports).

If you haven’t read the introductory article, please do so now.

What’s new in Alpha-2 that wasn’t there in Alpha-1?

  • OTFE (On-The-Fly-Encryption): allows you to transparently and automatically encrypt all of your files as they are uploaded to a remote server, and decrypt them as they are downloaded back to your local storage.
  • Automatic Versioning: automatically keep your desired number of older versions of each file, every time you upload or download a file to/from a file server. Each versioned older copy of each file is automatically archived and timestamped for you.

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OTFE (on-the-fly-encryption) with Syncplify.me MFT!

We’ve just added a MAJOR feature to Syncplify.me MFT! (not abailable in the Alpha-1 download yet, it’ll be in Alpha-2): OTFE, which is short for on-the-fly-encryption.

Basically, when OTFE is enabled, Syncplify.me MFT! encrypts files as they are uploaded to a remote file server (SFTP, FTP, S3, whatever, …) and decrypts them as they are downloaded back to the local machine.

This encryption/decryption happens on-the-fly, directly on the uploaded/downloaded data stream, so it doesn’t need to use temporary files on your disk; the entire process is very memory-friendly, because it encrypts/decrypts small buffers as they are transferred. Continue reading