Your Computer wherever you need it, iTwin
iTwin, a revolutionary product which keeps your files safe and makes file transfer easy and secure. iTwin keeps everything on your hard drive. Its most unique feature is that it’s hardware, two USB keys connect your devices. Imagine like you are carrying everything that’s on your computer in your pocket, isn’t it great. Yes iTwin a double sided thumb drive that splits apart in the middle and works like a double sided cable, Just plug one half into one computer and the other half into a different computer and the magic happens, the computer are connected and your files are available for your use. Watch a brief video after the jump.
Actually the iTwin does not store any data, it just enables an internet connection between the 2 computers, so nobody can gain access to your information without physically having possession of the 2nd half of your iTwin device. The data remains of a primary computer and is not processesed through any third party server so everything remains safe and secure, and ofcourse if you lose half of the iTwin, you can always remotely disable that half. Like all major cloud services, iTwin also uses AES 256-bit encryption. The physical hardware provides an added measure of security because you need the keys to access the files.
To get started with iTwin, you’ll need to have the two keys connected so that the two USB connection points are sticking out on opposite ends. Put either USB end into your computer’s port (I’ll call this computer home base to avoid confusion) and wait for the PC to recognize it. You’ll have to install a rather minimal iTwin application, which takes hardly any time at all. You’ll also be prompted to enter your e-mail address so iTwin can send you the instructions for disabling the key in the event it gets lost or stolen and you need to cut off its access. Finally, a virtual iTwin folder will appear where you can drag and drop files.
You can now remove one of the twins and take it with you to a remote computer. Once it’s connected to this new machine, iTwin gives you full access to all the files in the folder back at home base. Likewise a new folder will appear on the new computer, with access granted to the user at home base (if there is one). Either user can now open and make changes directly on any shared file, with no need to copy the file locally first. Both computers must be online during use for iTwin to work.
Some of the iTwin Features
Like A Limitless Capacity Secure USB Drive
iTwin allows you to securely access your entire hard drive. It’s as if you are carrying an access-key to all your files in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. And unlike portable storage, iTwin lets your data stay safely at home (or in the office).
Remotely edit shared files
Remotely edit any shared file from any location. iTwin allows you to keep a single version on one computer, with you and your chosen iTwin partner collaborating directly on this version. Say goodbye to multiple versions of files flying around by email. Say goodbye to the headaches of needless re-work. Say hello to iTwin.
Backup your data from anywhere
When you are on the road, you can use iTwin to move copies of files from your laptop to your home or office computer. If you are traveling and taking lots of pictures, you can free up your SD card by moving files onto your laptop and transferring them back home. It keeps your data safe and secure.
One-time cost. No fees, ever
Don’t pay for cloud storage. Don’t pay subscription fees for file access. Don’t get locked in. You have all the storage you need on your computer and home hard drive. With iTwin, share it and access it from anywhere. Create your own personal cloud. Secured by hardware-grade encryption.
iTwin works on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. iTwin works on Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2 and above), Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). iTwin also works on Apple® Mac OSX® 10.6 and above, i.e. Snow Leopard and Lion (32-bit and 64-bit)
iTwin doesn’t store any data on itself. It just enables a secure connection between two computers. Your remote data can only be accessed if you have the physical iTwin with you. Additionally, you can set up your iTwin to require a password. iTwin is a secure USB device providing Two-Factor Authentication (hardware device + password).
iTwin includes a feature that allows you to remotely disable the connection should you lose your remote iTwin half. So you can rest assured that your data is safe, even if you lose your iTwin device. If you have ever lost a portable memory device, you know that terrible feeling. We want to make sure this never happens to you again.