Are iCloud and Dropbox secure? They have enormous technical resources implementing sophisticated security measures such as encryptions for data protection but have still failed to protect their customers data. The problem is that security is a relative term and depends on many factors such as the threat model; how much attention hackers have placed on the service; and where the weakest links may be found.
This is why public file sharing services become a victim of their own success. The more widely they are used, the bigger the target. The more users logging in, the more security practices get reduced by the worst actors. As an enterprise IT professional, it can therefore be safer to self-host a file sharing solution and secure it based on internal corporate standards.
Without providing a private secure file sharing service to employees, they may opt for consumer cloud file sharing solutions like Dropbox to share files. Dropbox may provide productivity and cost benefits but often fail to provide comfortable answers to questions like, “Where, exactly, is my data? Who has access to it? What will they do with it?” And these concerns don’t just involve cyber-threats and hackers but competitors, foreign nationals, and even governments.
And if uncertainty about the data ownership situations is not enough, IT administrators must also consider the following implied directives:
Cloud migration may seem increasingly inevitable, making it difficult to manage the tensions between productivity benefits and data privacy threats. But CentreStack offers a solution for thought leaders seeking to simplify the way people work without compromising data privacy.
Whether it's private sharing for on-prem and remote workers, external clients, partners or guest users in general, CentreStack has the flexibility to provide a great solution!