SugarSync Targets SMBs With Unlimited Cloud Storage

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With small companies and startups throwing their data at the cloud with tremendous force, cloud storage providers are competing hard for their business. SugarSync, which owns the cloud-based file syncing program of the same name, today announced a new business offering that wraps a flat-fee subscription price tag around a flexible service: $550 per year for unlimited storage and support for three users. Additional users, who can come on board at any time, will cost another $125 per person, per year.

SugarSync’s core functionality is to make the latest version of files available to users regardless of their location (similar to Dropbox, Box, and plenty of other services), allowing them to draft a document on an office computer, for example, and then retrieve and edit the same up-to-date document from home as well.

A few of SugarSync’s best features include the ability to right-click any file or folder across any device to have it sync to the cloud, without having to move it into a special folder. It also has built-in collaboration features that let you send a file of any size from any device to any other person, even if the recipient is not a SugarSync user. Shared files can be read-only or have add/edit permissions enabled. File transfers in SugarSync are protected with TLS (SSL 3.3) encryption. Data is stored in multiple carrier-grade (SAS 70, Type II) data centers using 128-bit AES encryption, according to the company.

What SugarSync does not include are its own suite of apps for editing documents via the Web, as can be found in Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive.

For more on various file-syncing and cloud storage options, see PCMag’s roundup of the Best Cloud Storage Solutions.

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By Jill Duffy, PCMag


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