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Are Tight Industry Regulations Preventing Your Organization From Sharing Files?

Gil Cattelain


June 6, 2016 1:36 pm






Your business is stuck between a rock and hard place with its file-sharing strategy. On one hand, employees need quick and easy access to documents to stay productive and efficient. Tight industry regulations, however, prevent your employees from using convenient, but insecure, hosted cloud-based storage services like Dropbox and Google.

Rest assured, your business is not the only one facing this dilemma. Many organizations in high-risk industries—like finance, government and healthcare—are now blacklisting hosted cloud services to mitigate malware and data breaches. Just recently, for instance, the U.S. House of Representatives banned the Google App Engine along with Yahoo Mail. Morgan Stanley, for that matter, restricts access to Dropbox.

Blacklisting such applications, though, does not always prove to be effective. In many cases, employees will simply skirt around IT and take matters into their own hands by using other third-party file-sharing systems. As a result, what starts as a simple attempt to clamp down on information security can backfire and actually increase the risk of a security breach.

So, what can your business do to stay safe and remain compliant with your industry’s stringent file-sharing requirements?

One such solution is Filr from Micro Focus. Filr is an on-premise enterprise file-sharing solution that allows IT to centralize, manage and control access to sensitive information. Using Filr, employees can easily share critical documents both internally and externally—under the control of your IT department. Filr also grants workers secure access to their files from any location, either onsite or offsite.

To learn more about Filr, click here.

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