In the current business enviroment of increased security regulations as well as heightened security threats by hackers, secure file transfer has become simultaneously more important and also more difficult to correctly implement. As many IT managers are aware, standard FTP "out of the box" transmits data completely in the clear and does not provide any level of security or compliance with standards such as HIPAA and SOX.
In response to the insecure nature of standard FTP and e-mail, many businesses have implemented or explored the use of Secure FTP (SFTP) to safely transfer files. While SFTP eliminates many of the security issues FTP has, it is complicated to set up, difficult to maintain, and often requires your employees and clients to install special software to use it.
Because of the difficulity involved with uitilzing and administering secure FTP servers and due to the inevitable complaints that come from clients who do not have the proper software installed to use SFTP, employees often stop using secure FTP in favor of its insecure predecessor (traditional FTP).
ShareFile: A Secure FTP Solution for Businesses
ShareFile has developed a new generation of secure file transfer solutions that provides an even higher level of security than Secure FTP soltuions while requiring only a fraction of the setup and maintenance effort. It is a turn-key "web-based FTP" service that offers a secure, professional, and easy alternative to traditional FTP servers. ShareFile can do everything that traditional Secure FTP services can do, and much more.
Because it is a web-based hosted solution, ShareFile requires little to no additional IT resources, no additional hardware, and no software installation for your employees or clients. With ShareFile, it's easy to create folders and to assign password-protected access to users on a folder level, ensuring that users only see the specific files and folders to which you have granted them access.
ShareFile utilizes a 128-bit SSL encryption, the same type of encryption that banks, the government, and many other institutions utilize to keep their files secure when transferring them online. For all Professional and Corporate plans, files are also stored encrypted on our servers, a feature which is not available with traditional Secure FTP. Our daily 3rd party security audits, offsite data backups, and 24/7 availability monitoring further ensures that your data is always accessible and secure.
Some of the key features of ShareFile include:
- + Unlimited client users
- + Custom branded with your company logo and colors
- + Intuitive password-protected folder structure
- + Email notifications of uploads and downloads
- + Robust reporting of user activity
- + Redundant backup of all data
- + Encrypted file transfer and storage
- + No long-term commitment
- + Daily 3rd party security audits
- + MS Outlook Plug-In
- + Ability to map local drive letter to ShareFile
- + Tools to automate upload/download of files
If you think ShareFile might help solve your business' secure FTP needs, test drive ShareFile free for 30 days. In just minutes, you can set up your free trial account and see for yourself how ShareFile can solve many of the deficiencies of your existing FTP site. Or, to speak with one of our enterprise sales representatives, call us at 1-800-441-3453 (international callers dial +1 703-651-7012).