Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) products are making inroads into the enterprise – in fact, Forrester analyst Ted Schadler recently called the space the “hottest technology category since social networking”.
However, many EFSS implementations leave many issues unanswered, such as:
- How will intellectual property be protected if a user shares or syncs it?
- How will compliance be handled if regulated data ends up in the EFSS system?
- How will data be discoverable if files are synced to a cloud service and the company gets
- entangled in a lawsuit?
Security is almost invariably top of mind and enterprises soon discover that many of the EFSS solutions fail to offer hoped-for security, and can even be a conduit to major security breaches.