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Collaboration and file sharing go together. And with cloud and mobile computing, file sharing is easier than ever. But once a meeting is over, where do those files and data actually go? From a security standpoint, the possibilities are scary. According to EMA Research’s 2015 State of File Collaboration Security report, more than 80% of participants said that their organizations had experienced data leaks. Few—only 16%—felt confident about their file security investments.

There are several ways that organizations try to get their arms around security risks associated with file sharing, and you can read more in Overcoming the 4 Most Common Enterprise File-Sharing Challenges, our latest white paper. But here are four things you can do today with AeroFS to start reducing security risks associated with files on the loose:

  1. Keep data “at home”: Files (and the data they contain) stay on your internal infrastructure, subject to your security policies.
  2. Get real-time control: With files staying on your infrastructure, you have control. AeroFS makes it simple to audit and revoke access to files and data.
  3. Simplify compliance: Integrate file-sharing data with your internal logging or security infrastructure to know exactly how files and data are being used. All attachment file access is logged, giving you visibility into usage and users, so you know exactly where your data is.
  4. Prevent shadow file sharing: Solve file-sharing issues, like file attachment limits, that make it tempting for users to turn to third-party file-sharing services where data can leak.

File-sharing is part of daily workflow, and securing it should be, too. We can show you how to make it simple for users and IT to come to grips with file-sharing and security.

Check out Amium, our new collaboration product that turns any file into a real-time activity feed and conversation.

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