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Analyst Report Outlines How Dropbox Puts Your Business at Risk and How to Fix It

If you’re part of the 81% of companies without an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution implemented across your company, you likely know that your users are using Dropbox or something similar. But you might not have considered all of the ways that consumer file sync-and-share systems (CFSS) – such as Dropbox – put your business at risk.

A new survey and report from Osterman Research details many of the problems associated with free-range EFSS and provides recommendations to ensure that your organization doesn’t unintentionally end up with egg on its face.

To eliminate the risks, the report gives four recommendations, one of which is deploying an EFSS system. See the rest of Osterman’s recommendations.

Osterman then surveyed enterprise EFSS decision-makers and influencers on the key factors that make EFSS different from CFSS. They found surprisingly consistent agreement, especially around content security.

Two areas with around 90% agreement are metadata storage and end-to-end encryption (emphasis added):

A significant majority of the organizations surveyed agreed that for an in-house EFSS solution, metadata should be kept in-house instead of the cloud.

Moreover, the vast majority agree that data should be fully encrypted between endpoints,

with no intermediate steps where data is not encrypted.

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Of course, these content security concerns aren’t news to us at Savenet. We spend a lot of time thinking about security for our file sync and share solution built on Ctera.

To learn more, download a complimentary copy of Osterman Research’s “The Critical Need for Enterprise Grade File Sync and Share Solutions” today.

This was originally published in the Ctera bog on 01 September 2015 by Josh Eddy

 

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