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Heartbleed – What need Powerfolder users to do now?

PowerFolder was partially affected by the Heartbleed bug therefore it is highly recommended to take action to ensure that the access to your data remains protected. Our Team updated our cloud shortly after the problem became known. Still it is required that you take action.
Change your password

PowerFolder Cloud Users

Please go to my.powerfolder.com enter your email and press recover password. Afterwards you will receive an email with a link to change your existing password.
Change your password


PowerFolder On-Premise Users

All admins of on-premise installations should do the same for their license account on my.powerfolder.com
Change your password

And reactivate your Server with this Account and your new Password


In Case you used PowerFolder with a 3rd party webserver, please check if this webserver is using OpenSSL if so please update / patch this webserver and inform your users that they need to change their passwords. This check is especially required for Linux systems with an apache webserver which is handling the SSL.

In case you use a windows system with an SSL certificate integrated via PowerFolder itself you only will need to change the license account password, your on-premise users and data is not […]

U.S. based cloud provider, O4IT signs deal with German company to provide a secure ‘sync-and-share’ solution in the Americas

O4IT integrates PowerFolder as a component of its cloud based data sharing portfolio

Meerbusch/Miami, March 7, 2014. PowerFolder, a German company specialized on secure, enterprise ‘sync-and-share’ solutions has signed a deal with O4IT, a U.S. based company headquartered in South Florida, to integrate its software under a white label model for its channel network in the Americas.          

Under the agreement, O4IT’s team of engineers will integrate PowerFolder’s solution as part of its enterprise cloud data sharing solution, labeled and marketed as CloudFilesNow in the Americas, operating on highly secured multi-tenant environments. This solution from PowerFolder provides enterprises, institutions and end-users with a safe alternative to public cloud services such as Dropbox or SkyDrive. Documents are always available on all devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops or PC’s. The user can share or synchronize his different devices at all times. The data is always up-to-date. Powerfolder includes powerful groupware features and collaboration tools. The Sync & Share software can either be installed in the company (“on premise”) or offered as cloud service.


A reliable, scalable and secure solution for enterprise users in the Americas
With PowerFolder’s integration into CloudFilesNow, O4IT is able to provide a highly scalable, reliable product with enhanced security features for […]

A European Business-Cloud Solution for cooperation, filesharing, data synchronization and social business.

PowerFolder and Zyncro are offering a corporate communication system to enhance collaboration among its employees.


Meerbusch/Barcelona, 06.03.2014 – From now on the German IT-Specialist PowerFolder and the Social Software Provider Zyncro are offering a Cloud-Solution, which connects synchronizing and sharing of documents with the benefits of Enterprise and Private Social Networks. This new Solution is addressed at those enterprises that want to allow easier communication, streamline tasks & workflows management, facilitate teamwork, provide a transparent view of processes and make their employees more productive and efficient.


PowerFolder offers enterprises a safe alternative to Cloud -Services like Dropbox, Google Drive or SkyDrive. The software allows users the safe sharing and synchronizing („Sync & Share“) of data and documents on all stationary or mobile devices, while the files stay automatically up to date. The use of the Zyncro-Software allows enterprises to communicate within safe and closed environments and help organizations to maximize their potential through the use of social technology applied to a business environment, resulting in a direct impact on the final results, all this by participating the employees and including their ideas and proposals in the processes.


Combination of DropBox- and Facebook-Features
Through the connection with PowerFolder relevant documents can be easily directly […]

PowerFolder Version 9 Service Pack 2 released – Client Kerberos SSO with Active Directory

Today we’ll present you the latest step of PowerFolder Sync, Share, Access and Backup solutions. We released Version 9 Service Pack 2 continuing the road of stability, usability and scalability.

This release contains the following main improvements and bugfixes:

1. Kerberos Single Sign-on for Windows Clients (Documentation). It has never been easier to deploy and maintain PowerFolder in an enterprise environment with many end-users. With the Kerberos login improvement end-users not longer need to separately enter their password at the PowerFolder client – it uses the current Windows account to login at PowerFolder Server :



2. Profiles to automatically configure a large number of clients by AD/LDAP group or IP address range. It’s now possible to set storage size (quota), additional permissions (change preferences, create new shares, etc.) and pre-configured paths to be backed up by the client based on Active Directory/LDAP groups:



3. Stability improvements for high available, load-balanced installations (Overview and installation documentation):



And many more. Read the full release notes […]

Visit us at the CeBIT 2014

We are looking forward to meet you at the CeBIT(10-14 MAR 2014 in Hannover), our booth is located at the stand of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hall 06/Stand F18.

Our main focus this year will be on partnerships and cooperation, which have proven mutually beneficial for us and our partners in the last years, so we are looking forward to meet new partners for development,resale and integrated solutions. But as always we are looking forward to meet our customers there as well, to discuss your requirements, our latest features and how we can together enhance existing Installations.

Thank you all for making us so successful in the last years.

Meet Powerfolder Sync and Share  at the Cebit

It is highly recommended to schedule a meeting with us if you wish to discuss more complex matters, so we can reserve the time and the people to find the best possible solution for you.

Please contact us here via email or call us directly +49 2132 97 92 290 / +442036081905.

PowerFolder Mobile App v9 available – finally

Today we are proud to present PowerFolder Mobile App Version 9, which is finally available:

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You requested – we listened – and developed the most advanced PowerFolder Mobile Sync&Share App ever. In this version we present you three major news:

1. Share files via QR code! It has never been so easy to pass over documents to colleagues, customers, partners or suppliers. No need to enter email address or names – the receiver doesn’t even need to have the PowerFolder app installed. Just click on “Share via Link” and the QR is instantly displayed on your phone – ready to be scanned. This also works from your desktop client or PowerFolder web portal.



2. Add to PowerFolder: Directly save email attachments, documents, photos from any other mobile app into your PowerFolder account. You can also directly access the QR code from there.

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3. Usability and stability: A brand new, easy-to-use interface featuring a document search is […]

PowerFolder introduces federated, high-scalable, easy-to-use Sync&Share solution to international education and research networks in Zurich, Switzerland

Earlier this week on the 11-FEB-2014 PowerFolder presented its federated, high-scalable and easy-to-use Sync&Share solution for EDUcation and research at the TERENA task force meeting hosted by SWITCH in Zurich, Switzerland. TERENA is an association of European national research and education networks (NRENs) with members from over 40 countries. PowerFolder feels honored by the invitation and was pleased to meet so many experts from the international education and research community.


In the presentation we shared technical insights into PowerFolder On-Premise installations in Luxembourg (myDisk), GWDG Cloud Share in Niedersachsen, Germany (PDF) and into the largest EDU-cloud in Germany bwSync&Share operated by the Karlsruher Institut of Technology (KIT) serving up to 450.000 users in a federated, high-available installation funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art, BW (PDF).

The topics in detail were:

  • Current need of the scientific and educational community for dropbox-style, easy-to-use, Sync&Share tools for easier and safer international cooperation and collaboration.
  • The pros and cons of buying cloud services or host themselves and the related security and costs implications and […]

Press-release: Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) operates largest Educational Cloud in Germany

Karlsruhe. Since 1 January 2014 the nationwide largest Higher-Education-Cloud in Germany in operated by the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT). Around 350.000 students and 100.000 employees of all higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg are given the possibility to use the “bwSync&Share” cloud service powered by PowerFolder.

The full press-release is currently available in German only.

For more information in English please refer to our recent press-release publication on the bwSync&Share project (PDF download).


New web presence and introduction offer

PowerFolder switched to a straight-forward user-based licensing, which allows users to install the clients software on unlimited devices including free mobile apps. Along with this PowerFolder has now a fresh reworked homepage to give you the information you need.

Check out our introduction offer

Save 10% with Cloud products Save 10% with On-Premise products


Service/Software valid for one year. Unlimited client app installations allowed. All software updates and Email-Support included for one year. Introduction offer is valid till 31-JAN-2014

Your new year, start it with PowerFolder – Version 9 is here

New features and improvements in version 9

- Register your free edition now including 5 GB of cloud space for up to 3 users
- Multi-tenecy (Organizations & Groups)
- Improved Client Backup configuration (via LDAP Groups)
- Simplified user interface (with Drag and Drop support)
- Federated Shibboleth Login

Read the full release notes here for client and server

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