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Peer Software, Inc. announces PeerLock 2.0, offering key new features and enhancements to provide project teams of any size or geographical configuration with greater control over file management and collaboration. The only true stand-alone file locking solution on the market today offering real-time detection of file use and immediate remote locking, Peerlock’s core functionality ensures that when a user is modifying a file, no other user will be allowed to make changes to that file on any machine that the user has chosen to lock.
PeerLock 2.0 eliminates version conflict many users experience with Microsoft’s DFS Replication solution, as it adds true file-locking; project teams relying on the PeerSync Collaboration Package will realize immediate productivity gains, as collaboration is made even more efficient, reliable and transparent.
The new version, Peerlock 2.0, eliminates several critical file management barriers, and facilitates more seamless collaboration by reducing file “release” intervals. PeerLock 2.0 adds locking options for more precise control, increases visibility into locked files across collaborative environments, and offers a number of enhancements to streamline overall performance.
“In today's "collaborative" environments where data needs to be shared in real-time, i.e., among branch offices and project teams operating in multiple locations, it’s absolutely critical that version conflicts are eliminated and collaboration can proceed transparently and seamlessly,” said Paul Marsala, President of Peer Software.
PeerSync unobtrusively monitors connections between storage points and provides a range of manual, scheduled, and/or real-time file backup and synchronization routines. PeerLock 2.0 is available directly from the Peer Software website or through authorized Peer resellers.
He continues adding: “Most of the so-called collaboration tools on the market today expose "live" documents to version conflict - between the time a document is closed and replicated from point A, a colleague working from point B can make changes to a previous version. PeerLock 2.0 offers the surest and simplest way of eliminating version conflicts by providing a true file locking solution, offering real-time detection of file use and immediate remote locking.“
Key Features of Peerlock 2.0
- Cross Domain File Locking - Added ability to lock files on any location even if the location is on a different domain or on another machine requiring specific credentials for access.
- Performance - Improved Locking and Releasing Time: Files are locked and released in milliseconds instead of approximately one second per file.
- Detection Options - Dual Detection - Added the ability to use both Local and File Server Mode Detection for complete locking on machines that may have files opened from users connecting over the network as well as accessing the files locally.
- Ability to manipulate Locked List - Added ability to release locks from the PeerLock Locked list.
- Lock Options - Allow Access based on Source File: This feature adds the ability to Lock Target Files with the same access based on the Source File. When using this feature files on the source and their corresponding target(s) will be accessible by other users in the same manner: i.e. you cannot open the file, you can open the file for read access or you can open the file for read and write access. This is an important feature for applications that open some files for read and write access and other related files for read access, as well as, applications that just open Source Files for read access (such as for CAD resource files).
- Display - Release List - This new feature will store out recently released files and all information pertaining to the locking and releasing of those files including why the file was released (i.e. Manually, Locking Stopped, PeerLock Stopped or the Source File was released).
- Internal File Management - Cache Management: These features have been added to track and remove temporary files used by PeerLock. There are options to enable the caching, clear the cache at the start of locking and to clear the cache manually on demand.
- Failed Connections Retry - PeerLock will now store failed connections and retry them on a ten minute cycle. This should improve overall performance when connection losses occur.
- Performance - Optimized Lock and Release: Separated the Locking and Releasing cycles to allow for the ability to set the priority of each procedure.