Egnyte Delivers the First Cloud File Sharing Solution for HP’s TouchPad

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – Jul 1, 2011) – Egnyte, a leading provider of cloud file server solutions, announced today the launch of Egnyte for the new HP TouchPad. This enterprise-class application delivers easy access to the cloud, while maintaining compliance with business rules set by information technology (IT) administrators. Data access with mobile devices is growing, with the average smartphone owner using 89 percent more data each month than a year ago, according to a report by Nielseni. Availability on HP’s webOS tablet enhances the Egnyte Cloud File Server offering with an additional access point, providing simple and safe file sharing for mobile business users.

Egnyte provides business users:

  • Secure access to business files stored in the cloud
  • Easy file sharing using links or attachments
  • Centralized monitoring and control for IT

“Businesses need an easy way to access and share files using mobile devices. Egnyte delivers the simplicity demanded by end-users, combined with the control IT managers need to ensure safe file sharing,” said Vineet Jain, CEO of Egnyte. “Today 40 percent of Egnyte users access the cloud using a mobile device, and we expect that to increase with the availability of the HP TouchPad.”

“File sharing and access is a core requirement for HP TouchPad users,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “Egnyte’s solution provides a secure method for HP customers to access and share files and enhances the rich ecosystem for HP TouchPad.”

Egnyte for HP TouchPad is available now through the HP webOS App Catalog.


About HP TouchPad
HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connectedii. With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notificationsiii. TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technologyiv. More information about HP TouchPad is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.

About Egnyte
Egnyte allows businesses to share files safely. Egnyte Cloud File Server delivers file storage, sharing and backup capabilities that are easy to use, yet provide the centralized visibility and control required to enforce business policies. Egnyte Local Cloud utilizes hybrid cloud technology to combine cloud storage flexibility with local storage performance. Local and cloud files are automatically synchronized for offline and online access. Egnyte, based in Mountain View, California, is a privately held company backed by venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Floodgate Fund, and Polaris Venture Partners. For more information, please visit www.egnyte.com or call 1-877-7EGNYTE.