Egnyte Security Rundown
If you’ve seen our previous posts about Egnyte, you know that we really favor this product/service/company. A main factor in Egnyte’s success (and one of the reasons we like it so much) is its amazing security provided to customers. Through its awesome (and pretty much downright hacker-proof) security measures, Egnyte proves that they can be the solution for your cloud storage needs without all the stress and worry.
We know that you know the importance of security on the Internet and in “the cloud.” You want to be 100% positive that you’re information is safe and you can find out almost all you need to know about Egnyte security in this post. Here, I will touch upon the ways Egnyte protects you and your business.
Layers of Protection
Egnyte has five different layers of protection for data: physical security, network security, transmission security, access security and data security.
Egnyte provides physical security to protect the servers where your information actually resides. Through 24-hour manned security personnel, video surveillance and biometric control, it is highly unlikely that any unauthorized human being will have any access to your information.
In addition to the measures previously mentioned, Egnyte also provides protection against other external threats. Egnyte’s server rooms are continuously operated at an optimal temperature to offer premium performance. Also, Egnyte’s servers are built to endure natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires.
Network threats are increasing and Egnyte is taking note. Egnyte tackles network threats before they even have the chance to occur through up-to-date technology and industry expertise. Egnyte uses ICSA-certified firewalls (basically meaning REALLY good firewall protection). Egnyte also utilizes SSL encryption and a Network Intrusion Detection System that continually monitors for hackers, phishers and other malicious threats. When this system detects any sort of intrusion, Egnyte’s security team is there to assist.
The transmission of files is becoming more utilized due to the increase in businesses working collaboratively online. Using 256-bit AES encryption to encode all files, Egnyte provides the harshest security when transmitting files to be sure that they don’t end up in the wrong hands.
Access security is a concern for ANY business. Think of it as the key to get into your house – you don’t want just anyone to have access to that right? The same goes for online access to Egnyte. Through user access controls, Egnyte makes sure that only the people with permission have access to certain files. For users to access their own accounts, they must provide 3 forms of identification: username, password, and domain. Egnyte also requires that users login again after a certain time of inactivity.
Egnyte also provides user-permissions regarding folders. As an administrator, you can include/exclude certain users based on their position/duties within your company.
All data stored on Egnyte’s servers are encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption. Basically, this means that if anyone were to get their hands on your information, they wouldn’t be able to read it. Egnyte also provides security to files when a server is corrupted or fails to perform. All files are continually backed up and available on other servers should a hard drive fail.
Through all these security measures, it’s safe to say the Egnyte is a safe option for your data storage needs. If you have any other concerns, please visit www.Egnyte.com for a more thorough look at Egnyte security measures.