Who would have thought 15 years ago that everyone would be storing files online rather than on the hard drives in their laptops and PCs? But cloud storage is prevalent, and it is mighty convenient, both for individuals but especially for small businesses which have neither the expertise nor budget to set up their own server and software.
The ability to access and share documents among your team no matter what device they’re on or whether they’re working in the office or remotely is why cloud storage has become so popular.
But what if you work with sensitive information? Do you trust your cloud storage provider to keep your documents safe from prying eyes? Do you even know where your files are stored and whose jurisdiction they fall under?
If you can’t answer yes to both of these questions, or you haven’t yet decided which service to use, then here’s some good news. Tresorit puts security and privacy front and centre of its cloud storage service.
1. End-to-end encryption
It does this by encrypting each and every file before it leaves your device, and only decrypting a file when it arrives back on an authorised device.
That means that no-one can see what’s in your documents - not even Tresorit itself. Only people who you give access to can view them, which is the kind of reassurance that other cloud storage services simply cannot offer.
Plus, Tresorit keeps multiple copies of files so there’s always a backup and offers two-factor authentication which stops anyone with stolen credentials from logging into a Tresorit account.
2. Pick where your data is stored
Tresorit gives you full control over your data, even allowing you to choose where it is stored. You can choose from countries including the UK, Ireland, Eastern and Western USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Brazil.
So, if you work with confidential data that needs to be protected according to local laws such as GDPR, CCPA or HIPAA, Tresorit makes it possible.
3. Secure collaboration
Forget insecure email attachments. When you need to share a sensitive file with a client, they can access encrypted documents using just their web browser and they can also send files securely to you in the same way. They don’t need to have a Tresorit account or even download any software or browser add-ons.
Better still, access logs allow you to see exactly when a shared link has been opened, by whom (via email address). For even tighter control, you can even limit the number of times a link can be clicked as well as specifying when the link will expire.
4. Features galore
It’s not all security, security, security. Tresorit also offers all the features you’d want. It keeps multiple versions of files so you can go back to an earlier one, protects them from accidental deletion and even ransomware.
You can pick certain files that need to remain accessible offline and you can back up your phone’s camera roll if you like, too.
You can choose to have local copies of synced files, store nothing locally at all or pick and choose which files and folders to sync. It’s entirely up to you.
When sharing files with colleagues you can decide if they’re allowed to print them, copy them, share them and edit them.
If someone loses their phone or laptop which contains sensitive files, you can remotely wipe them, and you can set Tresorit to delete all local copies of files when the user signs out of their account. Ok, those are more security features, but the point is that you have full control over your data.
Apps are available for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and Linux – and all offer the same level of security. If someone finds themselves without the app, a web browser is all that’s required to access your account and files.
Tresorit offers various subscriptions and as much – or as little – storage as you need. The service costs from £8 per user per month and they each get 1TB of storage.
You can see how it works right now by signing up for a free 14-day trial of Tresorit Business.