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DAVE  by Thursby Software

DAVE delivers commercial grade, two-way Mac file and printer sharing integration and collaboration with Windows Server, NAS, or Smaba network storage infrastructure.

Thursby co-wrote the Mac SMB/CIFS standards with Microsoft in 2002, adding full DFS support the same year. MacWorld reviewed DAVE as a "must have" consumer product at the time. Today, DAVE has a mainly professional and enterprise user base since simple home and small business use cases are covered by native OS X, requiring no third party software.

Key Features:

Simple: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion (legacy)

  • Easily installed and configured, whether individually or with scaled deployment
  • Integrated into the OS so that the Mac user can work as they always have

Transparent: Client-based solution

  • Designed to connect to existing Microsoft network infrastructure
  • No unnecessary new server or cloud software required
  • No additional costs for "missing" features
  • GSA approved, with enterprise phone and email support by Mac/Windows specialists

Complete: Full support for commercial grade Microsoft Windows networking

  • Especially designed with networked Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP), Adobe Creative Suite (ACS), Avid and Office for Mac applications in mind
  • Full support for network shares and network home folders
  • Full support for Microsoft Windows networking (SMB/CIFS)
  • Full support for Microsoft DFS

Additional Capabilities:

  • Supports all current Windows operating systems and clustering
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) support allowing access to industry standard physical, virtualised or cloud storage products from vendors such as EMC, Isilon and NetApp
  • Compatible with UNIX/Linux platforms running Samba
  • Supports Windows ACLs and long file names
  • Fully supports Apple’s Gatekeeper security technology
  • Compatible with popular Mac enterprise anti-virus, deployment, encryption, maintenance and virtualisation tools


For further details or pricing information, please call +44 (0)20 8733 7101 or email sales@qbssoftware.com