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File sharing needs to be easier for employees and more secure for IT administrators

It's the age-old file sharing dilemma: how do you make technology easy for end users without compromising the security protocols your company requires?

Workflows are moving at ever increasing speeds, and we're all trying to get more done in less time. Employees are often juggling multiple projects at once and view having to follow complicated security protocols as an annoying speed bump. They don't mean to be non-compliant. They're just in a hurry and under pressure, so any shortcut they can find is tempting.

File sharing shortcuts may be easy, but are they secure?

When it comes to file sharing, especially sending sensitive files to vendors, customers, trading partners, or even other internal teams, those outside of the IT department will look for the path of least resistance. How can I get this file to that person easily and quickly?

The answer tends to be one of two choices. Employees will either attach the file to an email, or if it's too large, they'll try one of those free cloud-based applications like Dropbox, Box.net, or Google Drive. As far as they're concerned, as long as the file gets to where it's going, that's what really matters. Most people in the office don't realize that email attachments aren't secure, and that the cloud tools may not meet the security compliance regulations that affect their organization.

GoAnywhere File Sharing WebinarUpcoming webinar provides a convenient and secure solution

Therefore, the challenge is finding a way to make it as easy for employees to share files securely as it is for them to use one of those shortcuts. Fortunately, GoAnywhere has developed that alternative.

We're presenting a live webinar on Thursday, January 30, to show you just how easy secure file sharing can be.

Find out how GoAnywhere Services, the secure FTP server product within the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer Suite, gives your employees a convenient way to share files as easily as with any other shortcut they've found. The advantage is that those files are sent through a unique, encrypted HTTPS link that the recipient clicks to download the file. In addition, the file transfer is tracked so that detailed audit reporting can be maintained in compliance with organizational and industry data security regulations.

Finding the right balance between convenience and security is the key to maintaining a great relationship between employees and the IT team.

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