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Everything & the Kitchen Sink: A Straight-Up List of CTERA 5.0's 100+ New Features

Everything and the kitchen sink5.0 is the most ambitious release of CTERA’s Enterprise Data Services Platform that we’ve ever produced, with a collection of features  that customers are super excited for. Without further ado, here’s everything in one tidy lil’ blog post:

All New User Features

File Management Enhancements

  • All New Schema for File Management & Collaboration

Enterprise File Sync & Share Enhancements

  • Selectively Sync Projects & User Data to CTERA Gateways
  • Permissions Passed Seamlessly from Portal to Gateway

Browser Enhancements

  • Entirely Redesigned Web UI
  • Online Viewer of Over 50 File Types. including:
    • Office Files & txt Files
    • Web Formats (HTML, SVG)
    • Over 20 Popular Image Formats
    • Medical Images (DICOM)
    • CAD Files (DGN, DWG, DXF)
    • Email (EML, MSG)
  • Edit-in-Place (Chrome, Windows only)
  • Recycle Bin
  • Drag & Drop File Upload

New Device Support

  • Windows Mobile Phone
  • Virtual Desktop via Secure WebDAV Map Drive

CTERA Agent Enhancements

  • Outlook Plugin (Windows only)
  • Browse File Versions via Desktop (Windows only)
  • Apple OSX Shell Extensions (desktop right-click)


All New Admin Features

Security Enhancements

  • Malware Detection & Prevention (AV) Support
  • Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Support
  • Data Loss Prevention Software (DLP) Support
  • Password Strength Enforcement
  • File Storage Policies (by user/group/type/size)
  • Oracle Single Sign On Support

Support for New Cloud Infrastructure

  • New Hypervisors: Hyper-V, OpenStack/KVM
  • New Clouds & Cloud Storage: Azure, SoftLayer
  • New On-Prem Storage: HGST, HP, NetApp

Supportability Enhancements

  • New Notifications Dashboard
  • Gateway Network Troubleshooting Tools
  • Gateway Drive Failure Prediction/Prevention

CTERA Portal Database Enhancements

  • Point-In-Time Database Recovery
  • Portal Database Replication
  • Simple Upgrades to Future Portal Versions
  • Online Capacity Increase using LVM

Automation Enhancements

  • Automatic Rule-Based Service Plan Assignment


I know what you’re thinking… I want to try this out right now! Well, now you can. Visit and download a free demo account for 60 days with just the click of a button.


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