The Hidden Cost behind Consumer Dropbox Software in the Enterprise

Featuring: Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research

Date: Available Now

Duration: 45 Minutes

In this presentation, Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research, discusses the concerns behind “consumer” dropbox solutions in the enterprise. Consumer file sharing solutions have increasingly crept into the enterprise to accommodate the need to share ever-growing files and folders. Traditionally, IT would provide FTP servers for the purpose of file sharing. However, FTP is not user friendly as it is time consuming to provision and manage…which is why users turn to dropbox software solutions. Are you willing to take the risks that go along with consumer file sharing solutions?  Is your company willing to compromise on security and put an organization’s network in jeopardy for the convenience these solutions provide?

You will learn:

  • Why employees are bringing dropbox software into the enterprise
  • The risks created by allowing consumer file transfer software onto the network
  • What IT can do to monitor their network for these types of security threats
  • Features to consider when selecting a secure file transfer solution
  • How to give users dropbox-type functionality that will please users and make IT happy
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About Osterman Research
Since 2001, Osterman Research has helped numerous vendors, IT departments, and other organizations make better decisions through the application of their relevant, accurate, and timely data. Through the continual acquisition of information from a panel of IT decision-makers and end users, Osterman Research is one of the leading sources of information for companies that offer products and services in the IT space.