Five Must-Haves for Enterprise File Sync and Share Flexibility

Valuable enterprise data lives on endpoint devices, changes constantly and flows freely throughout organizations. But what happens when that data is inappropriately shared or breached because a business user adopts an unsafe consumer-based sync and share tool?

According to a recent report from Osterman Research Inc., "Corporate IT faces a tremendous challenge from any file sync and share app that does not satisfy enterprise requirements for data protection and IT control over corporate content. Until IT can once again regain control of their data, they risk serious regulatory, governance and security issues."

To maximize visibility into and regain control of corporate data at all times, IT can more quickly and effectively mitigate risk through an enterprise-ready sync and share solution. But what really constitutes "enterprise-grade" in today's slew of options?

To get a second glance from enterprise IT, sync and share solutions must-at a minimum-include the basic business feature sets: security, integrations, roles and permissions, audit trails, remote wipe, comprehensive APIs, real-time administration, bandwidth controls and de-duplication.

But because every organization is unique-with different needs, challenges and goals-the true requirement for enterprise sync and share lies with flexibility; technology solutions must provide enterprises with options that allow users to work how and where they want (so they'll embrace the tool), while complying with corporate security requirements.

However, an enterprise solution provider building in this type of flexibility for customers isn't easy, and that's why it's a rare find. But it does exist. Here, we present the five "must-haves" in enterprise-ready sync and share flexibility.

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