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Kindle Fire to Access Files from Anywhere via Serv-U FTP Server

January 02, 2012

Kindle Fire owners can now access their files from anywhere through RhinoSoft's Serv-U FTP Server. Serv-U's newest web-based interface allows Kindle Fire users to view photos, thumbnails and documents online and get access to their work files when out of the office.

(Helenville, Wisconsin) - Millions of people unwrapped a Kindle Fire this holiday season and quick-thinking software companies are already making sure the gift keeps on giving.

One of those companies is Wisconsin-based RhinoSoft, who announced Kindle Fire users can now access their files from anywhere when using Serv-U's mobile-optimized interface.

"We're tech junkies working for a tech company so we all have our Android, our iPad and now our Kindle Fire," said Mark Mayo, the RhinoSoft technical support engineer who originally suggested his company's Kindle Fire initiative. "Like thousands of other companies we also use Serv-U to access our files on the server when we're on the road. From that perspective, supporting Serv-U on the Kindle Fire was a complete no-brainer."

Serv-U's Kindle Fire interface is a mobile-optimized version of Serv-U's existing web transfer interface. Kindle Fire users may view photos, documents and thumbnails online, or they may upload, download and delete files remotely. All access is controlled by Serv-U administrators or inherited Active Directory permissions and all transfers can be encrypted using 128-bit or 256-bit HTTPS.

On the back-end Serv-U frequently integrates with file shares, NAS, and SANs. When combined with Serv-U's zero-app interface, that capability means that most business users can securely access their work files from any Kindle Fire, even one freshly unwrapped under a tree.

"Right now, Serv-U is about the only secure file transfer server committed to supporting mobile devices such as the Kindle Fire," said Jonathan Lampe, Chief Analyst at File Transfer Consulting. "Whether it's IPv6 support, 64-bit performance or news about Kindle Fire, I've grown to expect innovation from Serv-U."

In addition to the Kindle Fire, Serv-U already supports secure transfers and online document viewing on mobile devices such as Apple's iPod, iPhone and iPad and Google's Android phones. Additional support for mobile-based administration is planned in 2012.

RhinoSoft (RhinoSoft.com) is the global leader in affordable file transfer, with more than 90,000 business customers, including nine of the Fortune 10, in 90 different countries. Its award-winning and U.S. Department of Defense-certified Serv-U FTP Server and FTP Voyager client products support FTP, SFTP, FTPS and web-based HTTP/S transfers over FIPS 140-2 validated channels while continuing to incorporate emerging technologies such as mobile computing, IPv6, native 64-bit computing and UTF-8/Unicode internationalization.

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