Cloud Storage and File Share Services with Strong Security

Cloud Storage and File Share Services with Strong Security
Most of us use some kind of cloud storage, from Dropbox to Google Drive, and people have become very comfortable with the idea of file sharing. As the name suggests, file SHARING is an inherently open technology. The whole point is to offer easy file collaboration and open access to your data from any location and any device.

The question is, have we become too comfortable with the technology to the point where we ignore or become complacent about the inherent security risks that come with cloud storage and file sharing?
Some of the security gaps that come hand in hand with public cloud storage offerings include:

  • Lack of control over data and where it resides
  • Personal devices are used to access these services and this increases lack of control
  • Because of the openness of public cloud storage, it is susceptible to hacking

Users like the convenience of cloud storage services and often install things like personal Google Drive on the same devices they use for work and can even store company documents in their personal cloud storage.

The risk is real. Therefore, for IT departments, finding a cloud storage offering that is as convenient as the popular services that people use personally, but with much better levels of security, is a great solution to this corporate problem.

Here are three cloud storage providers that have made security a key part of the offering.


iDrive focuses heavily on encryption right from the point of sign up. It uses 256-bit AES encryption for data at rest and in transit, and you can create a private key for individual accounts at the point of sign up. iDrive also uses its own highly secure data centre, however note that this means your data will be stored in the US.

You can find out more about them here

Security is possibly the single most important feature of SpiderOak’s approach to managing your data. They use the term “No Knowledge” encryption to describe their blockchain-based approach that keeps your data secure in transit, at rest and cannot even be accessed by SpiderOak themselves.

You can find out more about them here

CertainSafe refers to its cloud storage as a “Digital Safety Deposit Box”, and makes the claim that it is the most secure digital vault ever created for small and medium businesses. It uses a process referred to as MicroEncryption and also automatically removes sensitive data from the source location once it hits the cloud.

You can find out more about them here
Seeing as how business success these days hinges so much on security and keeping data safe, you have to choose the right cloud storage solution that not only suits the needs of users within the organisation, but more importantly, provides the right level of security and privacy to keep their data (and the company’s data) safe.

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