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File Sharing, Network Security & Your Business: What Charlotte Companies Need to Know

By July 31, 2019 No Comments

Today’s businesses have their data and information accessible to multiple locations through a myriad of devices, overcoming constant security concerns. Attackers are increasingly using a broad range of attack strategies, from targeted ransomware to custom coding, to living-off-the-land (LoTL) or sharing infrastructure to maximize their opportunities, and using pre-installed tools to move laterally and stealthily across a network before instigating an attack. Emails, schedules, and business data must be available anywhere at any time. Your IT team is entrusted with securing your company’s data, network, and every device that resides on the network. The necessity of securing a network isn’t new.

Logging into your cloud gives easy secure access to your data and provides the ability to share files much larger than attaching to an email generally allows. File sharing enables total connectivity for your business, allowing your employees regardless of where they are located to communicate and stay up to date efficiently and productively.

Ease of Accessibility

With neteffect technologies’ remote file sync services, your key business data can be accessed anywhere. Setting up a remote desktop isn’t necessary when you simply log into your secure cloud storage. Employees can connect their calendar, email, task lists, contacts, and other tools so they stay synchronized across computers, phones, and tablets. Remote employees are able to download data wherever they are located, staying connected, no matter how far they are from the office, or what time zone or country they are located in.

Maximize Collaboration

Teams have the ability to access a single document simultaneously, allowing them to work on shared documents together even if they are not at the same location. Files sent through email as attachments often have limits in terms of size and reach. This especially impacts industries working with such media as video, blueprints, 3D models, graphics, or photographs. Email size limitations cause frustration when trying to send by large email attachments. File sharing platforms remove these roadblocks and make files accessible to all who need them.

Increases Data Security

Small and medium sized businesses hesitate to try file sharing for fear of security breaches. However, file sharing can provide additional security. Customers have the ability to send encrypted files, as well as allowing limited accessibility on a per document basis. User permissions are granted to select parties, enabling greater control.

Hosted Email

Cybercriminals work diligently to access critical business data by way of introducing spyware, malware, viruses, phishing, and other network exploits. Our hosted email solutions proactively secure networks against email-delivered threats. Utilizing a secure cloud not only safeguards your incoming email, but also streamlines business processes through enhanced email indexing, attachment and message archiving, and simplified search that improves access to your critical records.

Encryption

File-sharing technology is a popular way for users to exchange, or “share” files. However, using this technology makes you susceptible to risks such as infection, attack, or exposure of personal information. Encryption solutions protect your email communications and other business data against the threat of lost or stolen business laptops, smartphones, tablets, thumb drives, or other mobile storage devices that fall into the hands of criminals or outsiders.

Hosted Applications

IT Managers and Business Executives appreciate the ease that hosted applications offer administration of their systems. Instead of an IT Administrator having to move from machine to machine for maintenance or the installation of new software, all can be handled in one central location. Applications are available across an entire organization, even one with multiple local, regional, and international offices.

Spam and Virus Protection

Attackers are continually writing new viruses, so it is important to keep your antivirus software current. More than 50% of all email traffic is Spam. Viruses, malware, spam, spyware, phishing, social engineering attacks, and Trojans are a very real threat to businesses, making it critical to be able to identify and prohibit security threats without hindering business productivity. Scheduled and on-demand antivirus scans add an extra layer of protection, eliminating the worry that threats might enter your network, without adding a drain on computing resources.