Enabling access to all relevant data remotely is suddenly a critical success factor. At the same time, it presents an immediate data security risk and businesses must make sure that data access is enabled in a way that keeps the security and privacy of that data intact.
Personal file sharing apps represent a difficult part of this dilemma as they don’t offer the same level of security as corporate controlled tools typically do. The company has no way to know what data is stored and where and therefore faces potential fines and loss of reputation in case the sensitive information is leaked.
When looking for a solution to address these challenges it’s essential that the platform can solve data security challenges both today and in the future. Robust but flexible security features should be available, like role-based, metadata-driven user and access rights, audit trails, federated authentication, enterprise file encryption in transit and at rest, intrusion detection, data loss prevention and high availability.