Cloud provider Egnyte is appealing to companies who want to shield their cloud data from the NSA with the launch of a PRISM Prevention Program. The program helps companies detect the internal use of unapproved cloud-only file sharing solutions.
In addition to the new program, Egnyte launched Storage Connect, a file sync and sharing platform for enterprises to meet regulatory requirements.
The program includes a risk assessment that detects cloud-only file-sharing services, and five Egnyte Storage Connect licenses to offer file access and sharing directly from any on-premise storage device to prevent cloud-only file sharing.
“Due to concerns about privacy, security, intellectual property or mergers and acquisitions, businesses want to combine the simplicity and ease-of-use associated with cloud-file sharing with the security and privacy of their own infrastructure,” Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain said. ”Our PRISM Prevention Program provides a business with everything it needs to detect cloud-only file sharing services that may introduce risk. It also offers a simple yet secure way for companies to securely access and share files too sensitive to be shared through the cloud.”
Enterprises tend to block low risk, familiar services, like Dropbox or Google Drive, rather than higher risk services like SockShare or RapidGator, according to a recent Skyhigh Networks report. Lack of visibility into the use and risk of these services is often the biggest part of the problem, which Egnyte’s program could help to address.
A separate study by IDG found that 3 out of 5 companies believe that cloud file sharing has compromised their data security.