We are happy to announce Mountain Duck 2 – featuring support for client-side encrypted Cryptomator interoperable vaults – foolproof client-side encryption for cloud storage mounted on your desktop.
Encryption for data at rest prevents unauthorized access regardless of the server or cloud storage infrastructure. You can create secure vaults on any server or cloud storage available through the broad protocol support in Mountain Duck – including Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure, Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive or any OpenStack Swift, WebDAV or FTP interoperable hosting solution. Additionally you can also connect to your local harddisk and browse Cryptomator Vaults you want to save on your computer.
Starting to secure your data is as easy as creating a new Cryptomator vault by selecting New Encrypted Vault in the context menu and providing a passphrase. Uploads and downloads are transparently encrypted and decrypted respectively with no change in your usual workflow required. You can have encrypted vaults and non-encrypted folders reside along on your storage location.
Version 2 introduces an Info panel for advanced options on files accessible from the context menu in Finder on macOS and File Explorer on Windows in addition to the context menus to copy URLs.
Please upgrade your license before updating. Existing customers get an upgrade discount between 40% to 100% depending on the date of purchase.
We have introduced recursive search in version 4.8 which has been improved since to use native protocol features when available for faster results. Hit ⏎ in the browser search input to search recursively for matching filenames in folders. The following protocols have a server side index that is used to give fast results without recursively descending into folders.
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Free, foolproof client-side encryption for cloud storage for the rest of us. We are thrilled to announce the availability of transparent, client-side encryption support for Cyberduck to secure your data on any server or cloud storage. The new encryption feature is based on the excellent concepts and work of Cryptomator. Encryption for data at rest prevents unauthorized access regardless of the server or cloud storage infrastructure.
Secure and Trustworthy
The Cryptomator security architecture has many crucial advantages over other client-side encryption solutions. Cryptomator encrypts file contents and names using AES. The passphrase for the vault is protected against bruteforcing attempts using scrypt. Directory structures get obfuscated. The software is open source thus can be audited independently for security – you can rest assured there are no backdoors and no hidden vulnerabilities. No online service subscription or account required with the risk of a service shutting down.
Interoperable and ready for use with any cloud storage
All vaults either created by Cyberduck, Cryptomator or their mobile apps for iOS and Android are fully interoperable. Previously, Cryptomator vaults could only be used with files on your local hard disk, thus limited to Dropbox or Google Drive services where data is locally synchronized with their client applications. Now, with Cryptomator support in Cyberduck, you can create secure vaults on any server or cloud storage available through the the broad protocol support in Cyberduck – including Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure and OneDrive or any OpenStack Swift, WebDAV or FTP interoperable hosting solution.
Starting to secure your data is as easy as creating a new Cryptomator vault by selecting New Encrypted Vault and providing a passphrase. As soon as you try to open a folder containing a vault, Cyberduck will prompt for the passphrase to unlock it. Inside a unlocked vault you can work as you are used to with Cyberduck. Uploads and downloads are transparently encrypted and decrypted respectively with no change in your usual workflow required. You can have encrypted vaults and non-encrypted folders reside along on your storage location.
Mountain Duck 2.0 with support for Cryptomator vaults is available as beta today.
Cyberduck 6 will allow you to open a window to browse your local hard disk. Besides the obvious feature to drag files for download or upload to a remote server from within the application we have finally added a local browser to allow browsing Cryptomator vaults stored on your computer.
The next major release of Cyberduck will support connections to Microsoft OneDrive. This includes support for both OneDrive Personal and OneDrive Business. You can give it a try in the current snapshot builds. Like our support for Dropbox, this allows to connect without synchronising files to your local computer.
Mountain Duck 1.9 (free upgrade) now supports mounting Backblaze B2 as a disk on your desktop on both Mac & Windows.
This post is a reminder, that Cyberduck for Windows has been available in Chocolatey – a package manager for Windows – for some time. Chocolatey, some people want to call it apt-get for Windows, allows to install and upgrade software from the command line. Refer to the Cyberduck for Windows package information or just run
choco install cyberduck if you are already familiar.
This version brings significant memory savings on macOS. Refer to the full changelog. Important: Due to a bug in version 1.7.1–1.8.2 you will have to manually update to the latest version by downloading the latest version from mountainduck.io.
Mountain Duck 1.7 is now available with a focus on fixes for stability and performance improvements by an improved connection management. On Windows, the user interface is completely rewritten based on the Windows Presentation Foundation.
Mountain Duck 2.0 coming this spring will support transparent client-side encryption using Cryptomator interoperable vaults to secure your data on any server or cloud storage mounted.