Recent developments in the digital business world have altered customer expectations as well as business models. It has changed the way how businesses communicate, interact, and transact with customers along with other entities such as partners and suppliers. To match up to such profound pace, organizations need to manage, control, and administer ad hoc data flow across business ecosystems. However, in this competitive landscape, wherein data has become complex not only in terms of volume but also in terms of veracity, variety, and velocity, businesses require to have access to proper technology that allows free flow of data without any risks or concerns. Firms should establish a dynamic trust-based enterprise security model that can be proactive and nimble in anticipating and responding to potential threats.
With businesses entering the post-digital era, the need for ensuring security during file transfer has never been more. There is a multitude of secure file transfer service vendors today that claims to offer secure file sharing tools with numerous benefits. However, many do not stand up to their claims and user’s expectations, to say the least.
In order to choose the best, you must be wary of the risks posed by ordinary security transfer tools. Here is a list of some red flags:
Companies relying on consumer-grade file sharing option do not have adequate control over their data. Utilizing these tools to share information with external entities takes sensitive business information outside organization's IT scope, which means data’s privacy settings are beyond the control of the enterprise. Moreover, since cloud services are designed to encourage users to back up their data in real-time, a lot of sensitive information can end up being viewed by unauthorized personnel, resulting in security breaches.
Cloud-based file sharing platform employed outside the scope of the company’s IT segment causes significant hindrance in ensuring comprehensive visibility into company-wide information exchanges. Lack of visibility into the business data flows leaves IT personnel unprepared for tracking files leaving and entering the company. As a result, the company's ability to ensure compliance with various aspects of external and internal both is greatly reduced, which raises the risks penalties, fines, and threats even further.
Cloud-based file sharing tools increase the risk of data leakage. This fear stems from the fact that cloud is a multi-user environment that allows resources to be shared, which means that the company’s sensitive data is potentially at risk of being viewed or mishandled by the provider. External threats, including malicious hacks of cloud providers or compromises of cloud user accounts, can also amplify the risk of data loss.
Now, more than ever, businesses need to adopt a powerful secure file transfer model that safeguards data from becoming victim to data thefts or loss as well as organizes and moves data at the speed of business. Further, it should support the employee, customer, and trading partner collaboration critical to businesses today.
Pre-built Protocol & Application Connectors: Pre-built application connectors for popular cloud applications such as NetSuite, MS Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, QuickBooks, etc. allow easy creation of data connections and promote direct exchange of information to facilitate a seamless connection between internal and external file sharing process and collaborative workflows.
Centralized Platform: This feature helps businesses gain total control over their file sharing, file transfer, and messaging systems, all from one platform.
Process Automation: A file exchange solution that supports APIs to construct, transform, and automate integrations along with programmatic file flows is key to empowering file-based integration processes and making business modeling easy for business users.
Monitoring Dashboard: An easy-to-use dashboard ensures real-time visibility that helps tracking of data flows and determine the presence of errors if any.
Security: With a secure, end-to-end encrypted environment, modernized secure file exchange platform offers encryption of data in motion and in rest. Prior to each transfer, users are first individually authorized and authenticated - unauthorized access is not allowed.
Adeptia’s integration solution featuring centralized platform ensures secure file data transfer and exchange without much operational overhead.
Employing Adeptia’s premier integration platform, organizations can gain full control over their data and savor other benefits such as end-to-end visibility, scalability, and auditability over critical data flows that enable them to become easier to do business with and gain a competitive edge. So, don’t wait any longer and schedule a demo with Adeptia’s specialists and learn how an enterprise-grade secure file sharing feature plays a crucial role in ensuring the enterprise’s security, success, and growth.