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October 2013 Release Notes

New Major Features:

Group Policies
  • Administrators can now apply policies at the group level
  • This functionality gives administrators the ability to apply different sharing, security, desktop, web, and mobile policies to different functional groups such as sales, marketing, and engineering
  • Group policies are assigned using policy sets
Mac Desktop Client: Native Secure Shared Links
  • Users can now generate secure shared links natively from within the Mac desktop client
  • This removes the additional step of launching the online file browser and allows users to create secure shared links directly from their desktop


Release details:

Mac Desktop Client

  • Ability to generate secure shared links natively from within the mac desktop client
  • Ability to require recipients to login to download files from shared links
  • Ability to set a password for shared links
  • Ability to automatically generate a password for shared links using the smart password generator. The password generator respects the minimum number of characters required by the administrator and generates a complex password
  • Ability to email the shared link directly from the client, or to email from native client using single click
  • Ability to turn off secure shared links when all admin policies for shared links are turned off

Web Client and Server:

  • Group Policies
    • Ability for administrators to assign different policies to different groups of users:
      • Groups policies are assigned to a group using policy sets, each of which is a collection of all policies that are applicable at a group level
      • Users are assigned policies by assigning a policy set to a group
      • The “Default Policy Set” is applicable to all users in the company by default. This “Default Policy Set” has the lowest priority
      • Policy sets are assigned a unique priority to resolve any conflicts arising out of users belonging to multiple groups
      • Each group can have only one policy set assigned to it, but a policy set can be assigned to many groups. If no policy set is assigned to a group, the policies from the “Default Policy Set” are applicable to that group
    • Ability for administrators to easily see the:
      • Groups that are assigned to a policy set
      • Policy set that is applied to a specific user
      • Policy set priorities
      • Policies settings within a policy set
    • Ability for administrators to change the:
      • Priority of a policy set
      • Policies settings within a policy set
      • Groups that a policy set is assigned to
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