Previously published to TMC Net’s Cloud Computing Magazine
For those migrating to cloud-based systems, there has been slight hesitation where security is concerned. Within reason, there are many companies that are more precautious when moving proprietary and confidential information to a “free for all” type of platform. Then, there are those that realize cloud-systems may actually be more secure than their own in-house servers, and enjoy the benefits of monitoring and lockout. Likewise, there are those that refuse to become part of the shift, out of fear of data loss and hijacked information.
Striata – a company dedicated to Customer Communications Management software and document security technologies – launched an innovative Secure Document Repository (SDR) Solution. This solution brings enterprises, both large and medium, six layers of protection, bringing enhanced data protection. What’s better is that this solution not only keeps data secure within the cloud, but it also protects data once it leaves the cloud.
With a new strategy in enforcing privacy within the cloud system, this SDR focuses directly on data breaches that plague the global community to ensure safe defense in daily operations, especially for those who regularly access or work within the cloud. For many companies, this means highly sensitive information, including financial data, trade secrets, customer profiles and payment options.
Requiring minimal set up, Striata has implemented an extra secure “security vault” into their new solution that protects documents for access only by assigned parties. This may include a customer or an official representative of the company.
Search capabilities allow permitted parties to access various information within the system, as long as those parties have permission to access these documents. This includes self-servicing for customer service features. Data can be replicated to provide unique accessibility to specific customers, while eliminating redundancy to system filing. This saves companies time and money, while serving the end-customer more effectively.
Through enhanced layers of protection and extra encrypted data, users are able to access cloud-hosted documents just as they ever would. This technology is able to embed itself into most extension and file types. It is also able to be accessed via mobile applications and web portals. Smart compression significantly reduces large file sizes, allowing them to store at a convenient rate and assists in keeping documents secure.
“Our SDR launch is very timely given the fact that data breaches are continuing to be on the rise and are a major expenses to organizations that experience them,” stated Striata CEO Michael Wright. “In fact, a recent study by Kaspersky Lab (News – Alert) showed that enterprises lose half a million dollars on average from a security breach. However, we believe organizations can avoid the high cost of this security threat by simply making a strategic investment into technologies like our SDR product.”
Considering the damage that businesses face through identity theft, hacks and unauthorized access to corporate strategies, some businesses may feel that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Establishing some form of cloud security option is inevitable, as enterprises evolve to meet industry standards. Added security will only strengthen enterprises by keeping all data – corporate and client – safe, secure and intolerant to theft.