Lava Software updated PC-Mac-Net FileShare, its cross-platform file sharing, data backup, and remote media-player playback controller program to version 6.1 Tuesday. New features include secure data-encrypted file backup, multi-destination storage of backup data on networked computers, and encryption key recovery.
PC-Mac-Net FileShare 6.1 also offers incremental backup to local hard disk, incremental backup over LAN or Internet to one or more computers, 256-bit AES encryption of backup files, e-mail notification, pre-backup and post-backup script support, automatic MD5 digital signature verification of backup files to ensure file integrity, automatic launch on startup, queuing of automatic backups when offline, increased file backup speed, reduced CPU utilization, an activity list showing all backups and restores, and support for inexpensive Linux-based home backup or media servers.
Files can be encrypted using standard literal hexadecimal keys, or using a new encryption key system called Clues2Key, which allows secure data recovery even if the original encryption key is lost.
Version 6.1 is a free upgrade for all users. Prices for the Standard and Professional Editions start at $14.95 per computer, with volume discounts. The Lite Edition, which has has file transfer size, data backup and media playback limits, and only allows 3 users per workgroup, is available as a free download from
Lava Software. The MacOS Classic version offers file transfer and remote folder sync only.