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May 2015, Volume 14, No. 3

In-house EFSS protects companies from data loss

Remote workers and mobile devices are a fact of life, as the employees in many companies work as much from home and on the road as they do in a traditional office setting. This requires technology to synchronize files between their various devices and a central repository, often involving a public cloud. Collaboration between workers within and outside the organization is also supported by these file sync-and-share systems. In many companies, the employees have gotten ahead of IT in recognizing the need for this capability, prompting the use of products like Dropbox at work. Consumers were the initial market for most of these sync-and-share products and they're readily available for little to no cost. But, these user-initiated products can leave corporate data unprotected, unsecure and uncontrolled. This "shadow IT" problem has forced companies to find suitable file-sharing products, also called enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS). Enterprise file sync-and-share options Enterprise file sync-and-share options fall into two ...

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