In this day in age, file sharing is done almost exclusively online. Many businesses choose to share their files through email. Osterman Research states, “While email is the primary tool for sharing content in most organizations, it has serious limitations”. These limitations can put your files and information at risk. Unlike most file sharing platforms, CapLinked’s virtual data room supports their users by scanning for malware once files have been uploaded to the platform. “Dropbox, for example, admits that it does not scan for malware: in a February 2012 forum post, a Dropbox moderator noted “Checking [for malware] will only be done on your own machine after it has downloaded”. If an infected file has been added, CapLinked will notify the administrator with the file title so they can remove and/or replace the infected file. Osterman Research also states, “tools typically do not offer any control over when content will expire, they provide no policy-managed encryption, and they do not provide any policy-managed permissions or access control”. CapLinked’s DRM feature allows administrators to set an expiration date for their DRM-protected files as well as immediately revoke access to files that have been downloaded to a user’s local device. These security measures will continue to rise in importance and become a necessity for secure enterprise sharing platforms.
Read Osterman Research’s full article here.
Learn more about CapLinked’s DRM feature here.