Last week we emailed a survey to all of our Otixo users and we’ve received amazing feedback from many of you! The survey produced pages of data to unwind – giving us exactly the information we needed.
As the ever-expanding articles about data breaches and new security threats dominate the news cycle, we’re more focused on security than ever before. Understanding how our users perceive and expect a secure service to work was a crucial step for the Otixo Team.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such detail about your security wishes and needs. We look at each and every one of your responses to better understand what can make Otixo better for you. Thanks a million!!!
News outlets are buzzing about cyber security. With so many serious data breaches occurring all the time, the average consumer is forced to take particular care to ensure their data is safe.
Otixo is focused on providing a safe service for our users, and we hope to provide even more security features in the months ahead.
This morning we sent an Otixo-wide newsletter with a link to a survey.
We’re looking forward to the results, and hope they will help us gauge which security methods are important to you!
If you haven’t done so already, please read more about our current security measures here. If you have any questions or suggestions to improve our service, please comment here or send us an email!
Otixo is often asked about ways users can maximize security and maintain document integrity online. Today, we have an interesting option for those users who are looking to further protect their important documents when using the cloud.
A new encryption service from Hitachi called Credeon Cloud Protection provides client side encryption – the most reliable way to ensure files are secure while they are being stored or shared online.
Credeon Cloud Protection’s free service offers a desktop solution to encrypt files from your machine before they are sent to the cloud. Only a person authorized by you is then able to decrypt and read the file. This requires both users (you and the person you’re sharing the file with) to use the desktop service Credeon provides.
The Otixo Team has been using and testing Credeon, and we’re all impressed with the service. We’d like to invite our security-minded users to give it a try today!
Otixo & WebDAV
Life in the cloud is great and there are seemingly infinite places to store, share, sync and access our files online. And every year, as cloud-based storage gets bigger and cheaper, we put more and more of our lives online.
Otixo is the perfect way to organize and access everything we have in the cloud from a single place. But at the end of the day, we still need to USEthose files—modify a document, update a spreadsheet, or retouch an image. Desktop and native applications are still the fastest and easiest way to work with our stuff.
With Otixo’s WebDAV connectivity, you can mount your Otixo account directly on your desktop or access it from your iWork iOS apps. Then you get all the benefits of the cloud along with the usability of local access to those files. It’s really amazing!
Copy has long been a highly requested service from our users and we are thrilled to now welcome them to our family of more than 29 cloud services.
Copy offers an incredibly powerful file storage, syncing and sharing platform; as well as giving you a whopping 15GB of free space. We urge you to give them a look if you don’t already have an account.
Or as one of our favorite Twitter followers puts it:
Otixo is constantly growing and improving because we listen to our amazing customers. We’ve heard from you and are excited to announce new, simpler and more flexible pricing which includes a free plan.
There has never been a better time to simply your cloud life. And there’s never been a better time to get Otixo.
Learn more about our new pricing and free plan
A note to our customers
If you’re currently part of the Otixo family with a Lifetime or Subscription plan, rest assured your plan and service will remain nearly unchanged. To see details of how our new plans may affect your service, visit our FAQ about your Account.
Your privacy is paramount
Even though we offer a free plan, it doesn’t mean we have changed our privacy promise to you. Unlike many free services, we don’t sell your personal information to 3rd parties or read/keep any information about the contents of your files.
Ubuntu One is shutting down their service as of June 1, and at that time we will no longer be able to support them. So now is a great time to use Otixo to transfer your Ubuntu One files to one of our partnered services so they won’t be lost.
For more information about Ubuntu One, please check out their shutdown notice: https://one.ubuntu.com/services/shutdown/
Heartbleed, a major vulnerability in the technology that powers encryption across much of the internet was discovered on April 7th. Like many other companies, we took swift action to make sure we were not affected and patched any existing vulnerabilities. Otixo is no longer vulnerable to Heartbleed. We updated our primary servers immediately on Tuesday and finally our certificates on Thursday.
We have no evidence of any breach or misuse by an outsider. However, because of the nature of the bug, we encourage you to change your Otixo password (as well as your passwords on all your other important online services).
We take security very seriously at Otixo, so feel free to contact us with any questions, but rest assured that we are no longer susceptible to this pervasive bug. For those techies out there, here is output from a test you can run yourself at http://possible.lv/tools/hb/
Our fabulous engineers have given our cloud-to-cloud file transfer bionic powers and have sped up most operations between 3-5x. You’ve got to try to believe it! Just drag your files or folders between clouds and let it go.
Because the transfers happen on our servers, you can even close your browser and grab a cup of coffee without worrying about the transfer stopping. Easy Peasy.
With Otixo’s newest partner, Bitcasa, you get:
- Secure, private file storage
- Unlimited space
- Seamless backup
- Dead simple file sharing from any device
And Bitcasa users can take advantage of Otixo’s unique project collaboration feature, Spaces:
- Privately share files and folders with multiple people.
- Share files from Bitcasa as well as from any Otixo supported cloud.
- When you update files in your native Bitcasa apps, changes will be immediately available in your Otixo Space.
- Set unique access permissions for every item in your project.
- Keep up-to-date of your project’s status with Activity Logs.