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Six Ways File-Sharing Apps Have Failed the Enterprise

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    No controls beyond the firewall

    If data can be downloaded, forwarded, printed or sent as an email attachment beyond the confines of the enterprise firewall, then it can no longer be controlled. A recent example of the damage that can be done by taking unsecured data beyond the firewall: a patient sued the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for more than $25,000 in damages after her private medical records were posted to Facebook by an employee. A file-sharing solution that doesn't include built-in, integrated rights management (IRM) doesn't offer the level of control required for enterprise use.

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Six Ways File-Sharing Apps Have Failed the Enterprise

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    No controls beyond the firewall

    If data can be downloaded, forwarded, printed or sent as an email attachment beyond the confines of the enterprise firewall, then it can no longer be controlled. A recent example of the damage that can be done by taking unsecured data beyond the firewall: a patient sued the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for more than $25,000 in damages after her private medical records were posted to Facebook by an employee. A file-sharing solution that doesn't include built-in, integrated rights management (IRM) doesn't offer the level of control required for enterprise use.

Despite the growing security concern about the use of consumer-grade collaboration applications in the enterprise, employees continue to download and use these free applications – with or without IT's blessing. Meanwhile, CIOs are grappling with how to support productivity for employees, wherever they choose to work -- but must also ensure, first and foremost, there are no security breaches as a result of doing so. Is there a real risk involved with relying on consumer-grade file-sharing and sync solutions in the enterprise, or are CIOs overreacting?

In this slideshow, Intralinks, a global provider of beyond the firewall collaboration solutions, has identified six ways "freemium" file sharing has failed the enterprise.

Intralinks, a leading, global technology provider of beyond the firewall collaboration solutions, has grown to support strategic collaboration solutions for a wide range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, technology and manufacturing. More than 2.7 million professionals use their solutions to support mergers and acquisitions, drug discovery, and most recently enterprise collaboration with Intralinks VIA, which helps organizations take lifetime control of their most important information and frees employees to reach new levels of productivity.