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How Would You Send Large Files?

| November 18, 2010 | Data Breach, Person-to-Person, Secure File Transfer, Visibility

Great question asked by Wayne Hemrick at ArticleSnatch.  In his answer to “How would you send large files in an ideal world?”,Wayne touches on a few very important considerations when thinking about person-to-person file sharing, including:  ease-of-use, large file size, and security.

I agree that the ability to easily send ginormous files is only part of the problem that a business should be looking to solve.  It’s no secret that people need to send other people files as part of their jobs.  In many cases, these files contain information that is sensitive and confidential.  In my opinion, the real issue is that business users lack a way to ensure the security of these information exchanges.

Wayne correctly points out that many of the currently used tools are insecure, inefficient, complicated and some even require the intervention of IT professionals.  But the growing risk of privacy loss and data breaches has made the security aspect of sending files a top concern.  Organizations need to demonstrate to their customers that they understand this and are taking steps to address it.

Businesses require a simple file sharing solution that:

  • Enables employees to easily send files (any size, any type) to other people
  • Lowers company risk by securing and protecting internal and customer information
  • Provides visibility into what happens after file is sent for auditing and compliance

The ideal solution must provide for guaranteed and trackable file delivery that your business can rely on.

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Reader Comments

  1. This guy says that uploading large files could take a couple minutes – as if that’s a bad thing? I have FIOS at home and can upload gigantic things very quickly, but you HAVE to assume it will take a few minutes at times. Not really clear on what his complaint is. You have to wait a couple minutes to fill your gas tank – this world has limitations.

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