Skip writing temporary application files to remote volume

We have taken a big leap forward in performance working on remote volumes with Mountain Duck from applications that read and write temporary files when saving documents. Extended attributes and temporary files from applications are no longer saved on the remote volume but in a local temporary cache only.

This change in version 2.1 significantly speeds up read and write operations from applications.

Enterprise filesharing with DRACOON

Cyberduck 6.3 features support for DRACOON – a enterprise cloud service made in Germany.

DRACOON is a highly secure, platform-independent enterprise filesharing solution, which has repeatedly won awards as a market leader. It is certified according to the highest compliance guidelines. Unique to the solution is the own developed TripleCrypt technology with an end-to-end encryption as well as the authorization system for high demands in the enterprise business environment.

The storage service is unique providing transparent, zero-knowledge client-side encryption for an enterprise file sharing environment.

Joyent Triton Object Storage

Triton Object Storage (previously named Manta Storage) by Joyent is now supported in Cyberduck 6.3 and Mountain Duck 2.2. Make sure to install the connection profile.

Their storage backend implementation is open source.

All the pieces required to deploy and operate your own Manta are open source

Triton Object storage touts itself as

Proven at production scale, Triton Object Storage delivers replication, clustering, failover, and backup and recovery capabilites. Robust security is built in, including object level security and access, deep role based access control, and client SSH and data encryption.

Update: Read more about the Triton Object Storage and Cyberduck on the Joyent Blog.

Google Team Drives

We have added support for Google Team Drives in both Cyberduck 6.3 and and Mountain Duck 2.2.

Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files. Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done. Team Drives is available on G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Business, or G Suite for Education editions.

Use the regular Google Drive connection type to see the Team Drives besides My Drive and Shared with me.

Mountain Duck 2

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.

Search

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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Help shaping widely used products in an open source development environment!

We are looking for an experienced Java enthusiast to join our team as an employee or long term freelancer (work from anywhere). You help us to drive the integration of cloud storage services into Cyberduck & build the next major features for Mountain Duck.

Please refer to our job advertisement for more information.

Cyberduck 6.0 ❤️ Cryptomator

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.

Transparent Encryption

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.

Illustration by Katharina Hagemann

Illustration by Katharina Hagemann