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What You Must Know About Cloud Computing Data Security

The security of computers, networks, and information—though distinct—share a common thread in the modern workplace. When stored on the cloud, they all require cloud computing data security. This term refers to a generic set of policies, controls and technologies that protect your information. And you want to be sure that the cloud computing company you choose has the appropriate levels of security.

Here is a simple checklist of questions that you should have every cloud computing company answer.

  1. Are the security standards appropriate?
  2. How much data can you store?
  3. Is the data encrypted?
  4. Who can access the data?
  5. Do they backup the data?

Citrix ShareFile has the answers

We’ll save you a bit of time scouring the Internet for answer by providing what you need right here. ShareFile offers superior collaboration through secured access of data. So let’s find out how ShareFile fairs with these questions.

Are the security standards appropriate?

ShareFile offers best-in-class security features with great reliability. In fact, ShareFile uses the same protocols as major financial institutions and the U.S. government.

  • SSAE 16 audited datacenters
  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • SSL/TLS protocols
  • Download alerts
  • Remote wipe for lost or stolen devices

These security standards aren’t appropriate. They’re excellent.

How much data can you store?

That depends on the plan. ShareFile offers four distinct plans with increasing sophistication of features and storage. In short, you have the ability to have unlimited data storage should you select the right plan.

Is the data encrypted?

As mentioned, ShareFile uses AES 256-bit encryption. But what exactly is that? It is one of three block ciphers that encrypts and decrypts 128-bit blocks of data using cryptographic keys. In fact, it’s so sophisticated that AES 256-bit is deemed sufficient to protect information classified as “Secret” and “Top Secret.”

Who can access the data?

You get to control who can access the data with ShareFile. That’s right. The power is placed in your hands to determine the accountability of your employees and protection of your data. You can:

  • Set permissions
  • Assign access
  • Require check-in/check-out
  • Require sign-in/sign-out
  • Receive notifications
  • Use two-factor authentication

So, who can access your data? You tell us!

Do they backup the data?

ShareFile has multiple datacenters at which your data is stored. In fact, we even have disaster recovery centers in the United States and Europe were a catastrophe to happen. With all that ShareFile does, we promise a 99.9 percent uptime.

If you would like more information about ShareFile and our cloud computing data security, contact us today!

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