Electronic file sharing has always been a prime target for hackers looking to hijack passwords and personal information. The alarm bells sounded again recently as users were exposed to the lingering impact of a 2012 incident. The importance of security and compliance in file sharing was thrust into the spotlight – with a well-known software company announcing potential exposure of sensitive data in more than 60 million accounts.

There’s no questioning the strategic impact of Enterprise File Sharing and Synchronization (EFSS), with a market expected to reach more than $3.5 billion by 2020 – alongside a 25 percent CAGR. And while speed and ease of collaboration are major customer requirements, the ability to keep data safe must not be overlooked. This is reinforced as The Ponemon Institute announced the consolidated cost of a data breach hitting $4 million this year.

At CenturyLink, security and compliance is a core pillar of everything we do. Last year, we announced an agreement with Egnyte to make its hybrid file services available to CenturyLink customers. Core to our fully managed IT and cloud solutions, customers now gained access to the market’s highest levels of secure file sharing alongside easy integration with existing storage systems.

Egnyte Connect empowers users with fast and secure access to any file and folder at any time. IT retains complete visibility and control – whether files are stored on-premises, in the cloud, or both. This provides maximum data security and business continuity. The Egnyte offering from CenturyLink includes everything from user and device security to network and data center protection. The solution is backed by the latest in multi-factor authentication and data protection at end points, but also security for data in transit and information confidentiality and integrity.

File sharing is a critical benchmark for companies today, but comes at a price. Don’t become another security and compliance statistic.  Lock in your strategy today with CenturyLink!

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