activEcho Business Value
Secure Enterprise File Sharing and Syncing
Many of today’s file sharing and syncing tools, whether used for mobile file access or collaboration, are consumer-based products. Without an alternative provided by enterprise IT, these tools are either retro-fitted for the enterprise by consumer developers, or, more commonly, are used by employees on an individual, and unapproved, basis. Not only are many of these tools inefficient, they are also very risky for the enterprise: security is compromised; compliance regulations are ignored; and IT visibility is virtually non-existent.
Bottom line: consumer-based sharing and syncing tools put your organization at risk. Security breaches, data leakage of customer data and competitive information, potential regulatory fines, PR nightmares and other negative outcomes are all consequences of not providing a secure and managed enterprise solution for sharing and syncing files.
activEcho puts the Enterprise back in control. With activEcho, IT departments have a single, secure, and manageable solution that enables Enterprise File Sharing and Syncing to address two key employee needs:
- 1. Anytime, Anywhere Access - Employees want to access and sync files between their devices, be they laptops, desktops, smartphones or tablets.
- 2. Easy Collaboration – The ability to share and collaborate on files with both internal and external constituents is essential to today’s workforce.
For the Enterprise User
Enterprise File Sharing and Syncing delivers significant benefits to the enterprise – improved security, greater information access, increased teamwork and more collaborative employees. Driving these benefits will lead to better customer service, improved products, faster production cycles and increased revenue/profitability.
activEcho can be used by a wide audience of users, both inside and outside the corporation, for many different purposes:
- Team Projects: Teams can set up activEcho folders to speed collaboration and workflow.
- Individual Use: Users have true “anytime, anywhere” access for their files across all their devices – Windows, Macs, tablets and smartphones.
- Customer Connections: Corporations can securely share sensitive materials with customers.
- Partner Interactions: Sharing critical files with key partners is easy and secure.
- Service Provider Interchanges: Service providers, such as lawyers, accountants, auditors and financial institutions, can securely and easily share sensitive material with clients.
For IT, Security and Compliance Groups
While activEcho drives significant value for the enterprise and its users, the power of activEcho lies in its IT, Security and Compliance benefits.
- Rapid configuration of server-side permissions.
- Server-side deployment in minutes.
- Instant integration with Active Directory.
- Zero-admin end user account provisioning.
- Minimal ongoing IT management.
- Intuitive and simple end user interface—no training required.
Security and Compliance
- Active Directory integration.
- Encryption of data at rest and in motion.
- Whitelists and blacklists for users, domains and groups.
- Full logging, tracking and history of operations.
- Multiple deployment options, including on premise and private cloud.
- Support for virtual machines, NAS and file servers.
- Storage quotas for users.