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The Necessity of Secure File Sharing

By Mike Schuricht | October 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM

photo-1474403078171-7f199e9d1335.jpegAdoption of cloud Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) solutions is happening at a staggering pace in 2016. Companies have many options when deciding which solution to deploy, ranging from dedicated services like Box and Dropbox to more full-featured cloud productivity suites that count EFSS as a component of their feature-set, like Office 365, OneDrive/Sharepoint, and G Suite. Regardless which EFSS solution is chosen, there is always a concern around cloud security.

IT teams have many SaaS security needs, including:
  • Cloud access control
  • Cloud Data Loss Prevention
  • Control over external file sharing
  • Compliance
  • Data residency

How can IT bless the business need for effortless file collaboration and sharing while also maintaining a strong security posture?

Recently a handful of customers and prospects have been asking how Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) like Bitglass would solve the security challenges enterprises face around file sync and share. Needs driven by compliance and data residency requirements.

Fortunately, the Bitglass Harbor encryption platform already meets the data residency and compliance requirements for some of the world's most security conscious companies. Harbor even integrates with on-prem key management services (KMS).

For organizations that need cloud encryption for documents shared externally, there remains the challenge of extending access to users outside the organization. We've solved this challenge with simple external user registration and access control checks to enable external sharing of encrypted files.

Learn more about our secure file sharing capabilities by requesting a free demo below:

15 minute live demo