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Free File Storage Solutions For Business – Security is Cloudy at Best

Are you one of those “if it is free then it is for me” people? Does that attitude only apply to your consumer behavior or does it permeate into the workplace? It is certainly a feasible and cost-effective solution to allow your employees to use Dropbox, Box or other free file storage providers however, as an article on Help Net Security clearly stated: “While there is no inherent flaw with free file storage services such as Dropbox, these services cannot be trusted to actually secure files. As such, any firm looking to make use of such solutions should first carefully consider the associated risk of storing sensitive data in an …

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Tracking, Reporting With File Sync and Share

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    Posted by Bill Ho The Internet has made it easier than ever to transfer information from person to person. Documents, images, applications, and other data can be sent around the globe instantaneously at the touch of a button or the click of a mouse. While such rapid-fire communication has revolutionized the way business is done, it has also raised a number of questions: What is being sent? To whom? By whom? When? And, most importantly, how do you know? Files can be delivered in a variety of ways, but the essential business requirement of tracking these files and reporting on their delivery remains identical. Organizations receive data, create …

What Apple Has Taught Us About Data Protection

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If the recent celebrity photo hack scandal has taught us anything it is that any company, large or small, can be the target of a data security attack.  In an article written by Mashable’s Christina Warren, she describes iCloud’s data backup service as being exposed to the threat of underground-developed ‘forensic software’ which has the sole purpose of allowing remote access to a user’s data with just their iCloud username and password. She also suggests that this recent attack goes beyond iCloud and may include Android and Dropbox users.  There were also reports that the issue with hacked Apple accounts may have stemmed from a vulnerability in the “Find My iPhone” service.  This supposedly …

Time to Replace Your FTP Server

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Free Webinar This Thursday FTP is widely used due to its long existence and its free and open licensing and it’s showing its age with command line interfaces, unencrypted transfers and passwords sent in clear text. Also, without easy tracking and reporting, user management, and automated cleanup capabilities, the FTP protocol may not meet today’s more stringent requirements and demands. Consider a managed file transfer solution that is easy for end users, secure, and still supports large file transfers. With retention policies and other whitelist and blacklist options, easy user management, a more intuitive interface, and a brandable and skinnable UI, you can build a more robust, secure, and friendly …