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As the trend to reduce reliance on costly hardware and infrastructure grows, interest in storing files and data in the cloud is becoming more prevalent. There are seemingly infinite cloud services to choose from, and because WebDrive connects to all of the most popular ones, our customers often ask us, “which cloud storage service is best?” The answer is, “it depends.”

Cloud services provide easy access to all of your data — your work files, and any other digital assets– from wherever you are. Which cloud service you should choose depends on things like who will access the files, what…


Cloud computing offers many benefits, including reduced expenses, improved margins, and increased efficiency. Careful consideration of reduced capital expenditures and increased IT efficiency must be balanced against security, migration effort, and end-user retraining considerations. On-prem/cloud hybrid solutions exist for those who do not want to be entirely cloud based. But which option offers the functionality that you need while also improving your bottom line?

Cloud

According to Forbes, “77% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud.” Enterprises cite reduced capital expenditures for hardware and software purchases as the primary…


International banks, healthcare providers, and government agencies that use our MFT solution often ask about password best practices and how to ensure that confidential data remains secure. There are obvious best practices, such as never using personal information, like a pet’s name, and not reusing the same password on multiple sites. But in order to guarantee safety, it’s important to know what characteristics actually make up a good password.

There are three main characteristics that improve the security of your passwords:

  • Using all available characters
  • Length
  • Randomness

Password Characters and Length

A password that uses all possible characters allowed is…


If you want the power and flexibility of an on-premises SFTP server but don’t want the headache of maintaining and updating hardware, a cloud SFTP service is a great solution. A move to the cloud can result in significant cost savings and increased operational efficiency.

In fact, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by year’s end. If you are considering making a switch to online FTP storage or are simply looking for an alternative to existing software, here are some cloud FTP server options to consider.

ExaVault


FTP, FTP/S, and SFTP are fairly common acronyms in the world of technology, but did you know that there are some major differences among them? Generally speaking, FTP in its basic form is not secure, FTP/S takes the security up a step in that it allows you to secure all or part of a session (at the cost of speed), and the SFTP protocol is used to ensure that all file transmission will be secure and efficient.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

FTP is a very well-established protocol, developed in the 1970s to allow two computers to transfer data over the internet. One computer acts…


If you’re looking for a managed file transfer (MFT) solution, the number of options may be overwhelming. You want a vendor with mature technology, but you also need to be confident that the vendor you select is nimble and responsive to evolving security standards and new functionality requirements.

With the vast number of options available, it’s important to assure that you clearly understand the solution offerings, architecture and pricing.

Here are five things that you need to explore to ensure your MFT vendor doesn’t deliver a solution that results in:

1. Dangerous gaps in data encryption

Most vendors use Pretty…

SRT

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