Secure file access – without Cloud drawbacks

Secure file access – without Cloud drawbacks

WebShare and iPad Document Hub allow you to stay in full control of your data. Read more about the benefits that WebShare brings to your enterprise, compared to cloud solutions offered by Google, Dropbox, etc.



Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

Secure file server access Yes No
Multiple users Yes No 1
Spotlight search Yes No
Server-enforced security 2 Yes No
Server creates preview Yes No
Enterprise-wide authentication 3 Yes No
No file copies 4 Yes No
The drawbacks of traditional cloud solutions

Traditional Cloud solutions usually focus on end-users who wish to store their digital assets such as Office files, photos, and music in a central location on the web. Providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. provide access to all files stored in the cloud.

The NSA surveillance scandal – the best reason for a radical and systematic change of thinking

However, many people have become more sensitive since the NSA surveillance scandal came to light, and they now start asking questions. Who has access to my data? Is my privacy protected from the prying eyes of public authorities or even secret services? Will I be affected if the next hacker attack targets a major provider? Are the Google and Dropbox servers really safe from attack, even though they are supposed to be secure? All these questions must arise because the leading providers are prone to being selected as hacker attack targets.

Designed for enterprises and therefore the best solution

Companies have completely different requirements for Cloud storage solutions than end-users. Here it is important to use a solution that uses the access rights of the enterprise server (passwords, users/groups/permissions) to be able to include additional external staff and much more. You determine which areas on your server should be available to whom, and which limitations to apply. And the best is: you need not copy your data inventory in order to transfer it to the cloud. You simply use your own server and storage structures and assign, down to the file level, the permissions for users or groups within individually defined permission systems.

  1. There is a “Dropbox for business” solution, which however does not use the access rights of the enterprise server.
  2. Multiple users can share files, with individual file and folder access rights being enforced according to the enterprise server owner and group permissions.
  3. The authentication of the enterprise server (AD, LDAP, NIS) or the users created on the file server are fully used. When changing user accounts, these are valid immediately.
  4. Many cloud solutions are based on the principle that all files must be uploaded to the provider of the Cloud, and thus a second copy exists: one on the corporate server and another at the cloud provider. With large amounts of data and multiple users the duplicate file does not work properly since synchronization is extremely time-consuming, and therefore the data is never up-to-date.