In these days, enterprise companies are struggling with secure file sharing. The reason is that users are demanding to get access to their files from anywhere. Back in the days you were able to access your files on the company file server through the corporate network.
With the introduction of mobile devices, users want to be able to access their files easily on any device on any network. Whereas companies controlled the environment, more and more users are going their own and are finding the solutions that they need.
When it comes to file sharing, there are lot solutions to choose from:
- Google Drive
These services are not what I consider as secure file sharing services. Users can sign up for these services in minutes and from that moment, the IT department is no longer in control of the company’s data. They now exist in an untrusted zone. You have no which data is that has been upload. Not the best message you want to pass on to your C-levels.
I have seen companies blocking for online file sharing services. The only outcome was that the users started to use USB keys. From a technology perspective, I think I can say without objections, that I have witness a step back. Also, what do you consider as the biggest security threat. Unencrypted USB keys or online file sharing services.
Where to get secure file sharing
Companies have to start to look at secure file sharing with enterprise features. The best solution on the market is Citrix Sharefile. The reason for that claim is because that is the only product, if you ask me, which really have the whole feature set and at the same time also have the security features that are needed. Citrix Sharefile comes with features like:
- Storage zones, which allows you to keep your data on premises.
- In app office document editor. Edit your Word document on the run.
- On-demand sync. Great feature for VDI environments.
- Offline features on all devices.
- Central remote swipe of devices. If you loose your device. No worries.
There are a lot of other features, but these are just some of the most important. If your company is ready for secure file sharing and do not know which product to choose, then Citrix Sharefile is worth a look.