Protecting sensitive corporate information has become increasingly challenging in today’s mobile world. Many business end-users in the field and in remote offices are doing an “IT end-around” by storing their files on consumer grade file sync and share services in lieu of storing their data on corporate file servers. While these services provide end-users with a flexible way to store and share information with their colleagues while using remote devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones, they can expose sensitive corporate information to unauthorized users or worse – data thieves.
In fact, there is no shortage of news stories in the media today about all the various threats to data – from the Heartbleed security hole to the outright poaching of millions of user login credentials from major cloud application providers. The fact is, data that lives outside of the control of IT organizations can be compromised. And beyond just threats from malicious hackers or data thieves, everyday, garden variety threats to data can be just as damaging. For example, if an unauthorized user is (internal user, business partner, customer, etc.) inadvertently granted access to confidential files, it could potentially harm a company’s reputation or even impact revenue generation activities.
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A recent Storage Switzerland webinar with PanTerra Networks confirmed that IT planners are becoming increasingly concerned about data security – 60% of the webinar attendees cited security as their #1 concern when it comes to Cloud File Sharing. So what steps can businesses take to lock down their data without creating a bottleneck in their end-users workflow and collaborative activities?
PanTerra Networks has an interesting approach. Their SmartBox solution can provide businesses with all the efficiencies and end-user flexibility of a cloud-based file sync and share solution that helps ensure data security with technologies like Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Importantly, SmartBox also gives control of critical corporate data back to IT organizations while allowing businesses to leverage their state-of-the-art hardened data center facilities to protect their end-user file information.
And for those organizations looking for ways to drive further infrastructure efficiencies, SmartBox can be leveraged as an end-to-end communications suite (Instant Messaging, VOiP, Video Conferencing, Desktop Sharing, etc.) all from within the same application.
To learn more on how to securely protect and control your corporate data while helping your end-users to be more productive, please go to the following link to view the on-demand version of the Storage Switzerland webcast:”How To Create An Enterprise Class File Sync And Share Solution“. Once you register with our Bright Talk channel, you will never again need to re-register to access any of our future webinars or on-demand content (now over 60 webinars available on-demand).
PanTerra Networks is a client of Storage Switzerland