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Cloud Storage and the Goldilocks Principle: Why Dropbox is “too insecure” for business

When it comes to sharing photos and storing family recipes, Dropbox is wonderful. That’s why it’s so popular with consumers.

But as people grow accustomed to using Dropbox at home, millions of users have begun leveraging it in the workplace. According to Osterman Research, Dropbox has found its way into 70% of companies.

And this is a problem. Why? Because, when it comes to business, Dropbox’s consumer roots show through.

It’s not right for business. In fact, Dropbox was listed among the top banned apps by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, due to the vulnerability of stored data.

Give users a better alternative

Employees love Dropbox because it’s simple to use. As a result, an out-and-out ban on Dropbox probably won’t be effective in your organization. In fact, IT is often unaware when employees start using Dropbox, so a ban may just drive users underground and increase the risks that much more.

To get the behavior you want out of your users, you need to provide file sync and share tools that enable the comparable functionality—but without the business risk. When it comes to getting employees to drop their Dropbox, user experience is key.

Dropbox is “too insecure” – Find the “just right” balance with SecuriSync

Intermedia designed SecuriSync® with both the end user and IT admin in mind. You might even say that SecuriSync is “just right”.

For employees, SecuriSync is easy to use. SecuriSync has an intuitive interface that makes it easy for employees to store and share files regardless of device or location.

For admins, SecuriSync provides the security features and IT control that Dropbox lacks. Data is encrypted at-rest and in-transit. And each account is protected by a unique encryption key. IT admins can control how data is shared externally and can remotely wipe company data from mobile devices.

See how SecuriSync compares

To give you a full view comparison, we’ve analyzed both SecuriSync and Dropbox based on their feature sets:

Syncing and Sharing

 Content Protection 

Security and Reliability 

Integration 

Find out if SecuriSync is “just right” for your business. Download our whitepaper or give us a call at 1-800-379-7729 to get started today!

 

About Josh Topal

Josh Topal is the Product Marketing Manager for SecuriSync.