Today, Proton, the Swiss-based company renowned for its commitment to privacy and security, unveiled a significant addition to its lineup of privacy-focused services. The company announced the launch of Proton Drive for Windows, a native application that offers Windows users a secure and end-to-end encrypted cloud storage solution.
With this latest release, Proton Drive’s renowned secure and private cloud storage experience is now available natively on Windows devices, providing users with an optimal solution for backing up, synchronizing, and sharing their encrypted files.
The application’s standout feature is its robust end-to-end encryption, guaranteeing that files stored on Proton Drive remain secure and private. Notably, this encryption ensures that not even Proton can access the files. With privacy and security at the forefront, Proton Drive presents a compelling alternative to established cloud storage providers like Google Drive.
Anant Vijay Singh, Product Lead for Proton Drive, emphasized the significance of this development, stating, “This is a significant step towards making secure and private cloud storage more accessible to everyone, regardless of the platform they are using. With over 1.4 billion Windows users in the world, we knew we had to choose this platform first for our desktop app. We are committed to making privacy the default for everyone, and this new application is a big step on the path to that commitment.”
During the recent beta testing phase, users of the Proton Drive Windows app demonstrated a strong preference for the desktop application, uploading over five times more data compared to users utilizing only the web and mobile applications. This underscores the vital role desktop computers play in data synchronization and backup processes. By introducing the Windows application, Proton aims to make secure storage more convenient, swift, and reliable for its customers, ultimately reducing their risk of data loss.
Key features of the Proton Drive Windows app include:
- Seamless synchronization across devices, allowing files and folders to stay up-to-date across all connected devices. Any changes made to files on a Windows PC are automatically reflected on other devices with Proton Drive installed.
- The app provides offline access to files, enabling users to access, edit, and save their work even when not connected to the internet. When online, Proton Drive seamlessly syncs the changes, ensuring files are always up-to-date.
- The version history feature in Proton Drive for Windows offers users a comprehensive record of changes made to each file. This functionality empowers users to track modifications and revert back to previous versions when necessary, providing an additional layer of protection for their work.
- Proton’s commitment to accessibility is evident in the availability of free, encrypted File storage, ensuring that everyone can access secure and private cloud storage at no cost. All files stored in the free tier receive full encryption, safeguarding user data and maintaining privacy.
- Maintaining its unwavering dedication to security and privacy, Proton Drive for Windows upholds stringent encryption standards. All files, including metadata, are fully end-to-end encrypted. This commitment to privacy extends to the Windows app, ensuring data remains secure throughout the upload, download, and storage processes.
Proton’s commitment to privacy and security continues to drive innovation, empowering users to take control of their data and communications while providing a reliable alternative to conventional cloud storage providers.
You can get more information on Proton Drive and create a free account by going through this link.