Consumer vs. Enterprise File Sync & Share – Know the Difference!

Consumer public cloud file sync and share solutions are common today in corporate environments because they are easy for employees to get, easy to use, and enable access to content from any device and share it with colleagues and partners from any location. Sounds pretty good, right? Increase  productivity, ensure smoother employee collaboration,  and make a positive impact on the bottom line.

The problem is that these public cloud solutions often leave vast amounts of corporate data at risk to outside threats and beyond the reach of IT’s protection, management, and monitoring. In addition to losing highly confidential data and documents, this potentially can lead to violations of industry compliance or corporate governance regulations, and can result in reputation harm, and even financial loss.

What's at risk?

If one of your users recently suffered from not being able to find their files, or if they have lost files in the past due to the use of non-secure file sync and share solutions, then you know what’s at stake. Often, this problem arises due to IT not being aware of exactly what files are moving outside of the corporate network, how, where and when – and what type of file sync and share solution the employee is using. Some of these situations get more complicated when some or all of those files are in your file servers, NAS, or SharePoint. You want to give your users access to them, but without the risk of data loss or unauthorized access. And, you don’t want to lose control of your company data, or potentially risk compliance.

What's the solution?

A modern (and safe) enterprise file sync and share solution is designed to address these challenges. It enables organizations to provide their users with safe access, sync and share capabilities to corporate information and files, while maintaining control over security and compliance. Documents can be accessed from file servers, NAS, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business, from personal devices. Documents can also be shared with internal and external constituents. Finally, an effective solution should empower IT to control the level of security and access needed, while promote end user productivity and an efficient user experience.


Ready to learn more? Join us and Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, on October 29th for a webinar on Best Practices for Secure Content Access Sync and Share. We’ll cover the following:

  • ESG market overview and total cost of ownership (TCO) for enterprise file sync and share solutions
  • Best practices on how to secure content access, file sync and collaboration to improve productivity
  • What to know about insecure file sharing solutions, such as Dropbox or FTP solutions
  • Features a Live demonstration

Register today!