To Share and manage files, many private users’ access popular file sharing solutions such as Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, or Google Drive. Companies often have great security concerns with these solutions. IT administrators and data protection officers in particular must ensure that sensitive data is processed only in certain countries and by certain persons. The EU Data Protection Code (DSGVO / GDPR), which comes into force in 2018, also poses a challenge to securely and risk-freely store the data using a cloud-based enterprise file sharing solution.
Before deciding on a solution, it is important to first clarify the legal issues. If your choice is a housing solution, you should ask yourself which sensitive data is processed, where it is stored, and how you can protect your privacy under the given conditions. When choosing the provider, you must take into account that the latter may have full access to your data as soon as they have accepted the general terms and conditions of business and can block them as far as possible.
Safety is the top priority
Find out more about the vendor’s certifications and how the software was developed. A secure development avoids and detects errors, so there are no gaps in the code. For this reason, you should also ensure the process of resolving any security problems. Encryption is also an important issue here, because this is often bypassed by hackers. Poor development practices and missing security checks, however, cannot even be replaced by sophisticated encryption.
A transparent development process is the main requirement
Ask yourself whether the provider of your choice can grow with you and the future. In the ever-changing market, you need a solution that adapts to your needs and is developed over time. If you would like to move with your data, or even change the provider, you should make sure that this is possible without any problems and also includes your metadata. If you want to avoid migrating your data, you should pay attention to the provider’s commitment to continuous development so that the solution grows with your requirements. One of the main challenges is, above all, how well the solution can be integrated into your infrastructure and what monitoring and security processes it involves.
DARZ offers you a secure storage solution for your business
Based on the partner SSP Europe, DARZ offers a file-sharing solution that is secure, legal, powerful and forward-looking. It also meets the security requirements of the current legal situation. DARZ Secure DataSpace has been developed to meet business needs in Germany and therefore meets all data protection requirements at German and European level, thanks to full certification according to ISO 27001, the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation and PCI DSS.
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