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Replacing Your File Server with Egnyte

Replacing Your File Server with Egnyte

Many of us use the cloud every day, whether we are backing up photos, video chatting with family and friends, or working on spreadsheets with Google Sheets. Not surprisingly, Cloudwards predicts that the global cloud computing market will grow from $371.4 billion (about $1,100 per person in the US) in 2020 to an astonishing $832.1 billion (about $2,600 per person in the US) in 2025¹. Of course, the cloud is not just for personal use. Ninety-four percent of all businesses use cloud services, with 48 percent opting to store their classified data in the cloud¹. This shows the growing importance of cloud computing for successful business operations. 

However, many organizations are reluctant to shift from traditional file servers to exclusively cloud-based storage. They are concerned about security, especially if all or most of their employees are working remotely². Whether because of local weather emergencies or personal matters, remote work intensifies risk levels with computer sharing, insecure mobile devices, and laughable or lacking network security². Now, you may ask, “How can I store my files in the cloud safely and effectively?” 

Meet Egnyte. The company offers a trusted, versatile cloud computing platform designed to secure and govern all your files from anywhere, whether you are in Byram, Brasilia, Berlin, or Bangkok. In this article, we will learn about Egnyte’s all-in-one platform and why it should replace your outdated on-premises file servers. 

One advantage of using Egnyte cloud storage is that facilitates file sharing and collaboration, far more than storing files solely on premises³. You can access and co-edit files from both Microsoft Office and Google Workspace directly in the Egnyte interface, without switching from one platform to another³. You can also review and approve files before sharing, while also restricting external sharing for your most sensitive files³. 

While file sharing and collaboration matter for your business, privacy and compliance do as well. Thankfully, Egnyte’s state-of-the-art platform places key emphasis on data privacy⁴. For example, the data classification tool lets you select from over 500 built-in patterns to classify your most sensitive and regulated files or create your own custom policy⁴. You can also secure litigation-related files based on who created them or the folders in which they reside⁴. Egnyte also enables you to run system-wide audit reports on user activity and file usage to help your business comply with relevant regulations⁴. This demonstrates that Egnyte is your go-to storage solution for ensuring file privacy and compliance. 

When replacing your on-premises file servers with a cloud-based solution, remember that visibility and control are paramount for secure cloud storage². Fortunately, Egnyte offers a variety of comprehensive data control measures. For instance, with preview-only links, you can prevent recipients from downloading, printing, or copying and pasting content from your most sensitive files⁵. Additionally, email-validated sharing lets you restrict file sharing to specific email addresses and revoke permissions as you see fit⁵. Egnyte enables you to store files in the cloud more securely, giving you much-needed peace of mind. 

Another benefit of replacing your file server with Egnyte’s cloud storage is that it helps you better comprehend the threats you and your business face every day⁶. For example, with a convenient all-in-one dashboard, you can “understand your data risk profile,” while also identifying and remediating your organization’s most pressing threats⁶. Egnyte allows you to identify unusual or suspicious behaviors, such as disgruntled employees maliciously deleting your files, and it can also pinpoint harmful malware and ransomware attacks⁶. Once you have identified these threats, you can take immediate action to remediate each issue by security level⁶. This demonstrates why Egnyte should be your top-of-mind cloud storage solution.  

Yet another benefit of replacing your file servers with Egnyte’s all-in-one cloud platform is reduced cost. The entry-level Business package offers you secure collaboration, privilege management, and state-of-the-art ransomware protection for only $20 per user per month, or $240 per user annually⁷. Meanwhile, the Enterprise Lite plan also includes content lifecycle management and threat detection⁷. The top-of-the-line Enterprise plan is an even better value, including content safeguards, privacy and compliance features, and advanced protection against ransomware⁷. When you consider that on-premises file storage requires paying for floor space, cooling, electricity, and occasionally new cooling equipment, switching your storage to the cloud with Egnyte is an investment well worth making⁸. 

Navitend can help you. Call 973.448.0070 or setup an appointment today. 


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