File-sharing service Hightail has formed new strategic partnership with Lenovo to embed Cloud services on selected devices.
Hightail will now be pre-loaded on select new Lenovo PCs and Windows tablets.
With the dedicated Hightail for Lenovo app, users can securely send files, share folders, sign documents and store files in the Cloud for easy access across devices. All consumers who sign up through Lenovo will immediately receive 5GB of free Hightail storage.
Hightail general manager of partnerships, Eric van Miltenburg, said the partnership gave his company a fantastic opportunity to grow its user base by aligning with one of the biggest, most innovative connected device distributors in the world.
"Everyone needs to access and control their files across their preferred platforms and devices," he said.
"Integrating with Lenovo means a unified management experience so users don’t have to think about managing their files at all.”
Hightail uses single sign-on (SSO) to provide its business customers with a secure way of helping approved users access different services without having to remember multiple passwords.
This practice of simplifying controls without compromising security is extended to consumers through a tie-in with Lenovo ID.
This is a secure Cloud-based user authentication system that provides easy management of websites, applications, media and files through a single username and password across platforms.
Lenovo distinguished engineer and vice president of ecosystems and monetisation, Mark Cohen, said Hightail would help Lenovo execute a more intimate user experience by integrating valuable Cloud services to Lenovo ID and Lenovo’s smart connected devices.
“Providing secure and convenient access to online storage is a core element for Lenovo’s Cloud strategy moving forward," he said.
"Hightail has delivered on this promise of value by providing convenient and easy-to-use storage with enterprise level security.”
According to a company statement, this new strategic collaboration delivers Hightail’s intuitive, enterprise-grade security features, including data encryption, password protection, download tracking, identity verification and file expiration dates, to Lenovo customers across the globe.
Hightail will tightly integrate into Lenovo’s smart connected devices and enable secure access to any file on any device.
Hightail will be available across Windows, Android, and web platforms for end users to have access to their files across multiple devices.