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Frost & Sullivan Examines Information Security Risks around Business Critical Data in the Era of Mobile Computing

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Frost & Sullivan Examines Information Security Risks around Business Critical Data in the Era of Mobile Computing PR Newswire MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Sept. 18, 2012 - Video white paper identifies the reality of unsecure business documents and how to protect your business from "The Box Syndrome" MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's "bring your own device" (BYOD) business environment makes it easy for employees to access company documents anywhere and anytime using cloud-based document storage. However, ease of access can increase the risk of unauthorized document access. The security challenge is to protect your organization's documents, everywhere they reside, inside your organization's IT infrastructure as well as in the cloud, on USB drives, on smartphones, tablets, and anywhere else a document can reside. The importance of securing business documents is clear because up to 50 percent of all critical information for an organization is found inside of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF's and other types of documents. The sensitive information an organization has in its business documents can have significant implications for a competitive edge, privacy, and regulatory compliance when documents are not secured everywhere, regardless of location. Some CIOs refer to cloud-based storage boxes inside their organizations as "the box syndrome" and they have responded to the challenge by issuing a blanket prohibition on use.

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Frost & Sullivan Examines Information Security Risks around Business Critical Data in the Era of Mobile Computing
PR Newswire MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Sept. 18, 2012
- Video white paper identifies the reality of unsecure business documents and how to protect your business from "The Box Syndrome" MOUNTAIN VIEW, California,Sept. 18, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Today's "bring your own device" (BYOD) business environment makes it easy for employees to access company documents anywhere and anytime using cloud-based document storage.However, ease of access can increase the risk of unauthorized document access. The security challenge is to protect your organization's documents, everywhere they reside, inside your organization's IT infrastructure as well as in the cloud, on USB drives, on smartphones, tablets, and anywhere else a document can reside. The importance of securing business documents is clear because up to 50 percent of all critical information for an organization is found inside of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF's and other types of documents. The sensitive information an organization has in its business documents can have significant implications for a competitive edge, privacy, and regulatory compliance when documents are not secured everywhere, regardless of location. Some CIOs refer to cloud-based storage boxes inside their organizations as "the box syndrome" and they have responded to the challenge by issuing a blanket prohibition on use. The problem with that reaction is that it will encourage business users to return to sending large email attachments, using USB thumb drives, and transferring documents to cloud file storage services outside the organization. Prohibiting the use of online storage and file sharing has not solved the problem; it has just forced business users to share documents in a less efficient manner that is no more secure than what they were doing with online storage boxes. Providing a secure, enterprise-approved alternative solution is the only way to cope with the reality of today's mobile business environment, and such a solution requires a different kind of security. Click hereto view the video white paper on"The Box Syndrome"and for the full multimedia experience of this release, or use the following link: bit.ly/OxYHjD CIO's in progressive organizations have to implement a plan to deal with the box syndrome that goes beyond prohibiting the use of online storage boxes. The goal needs to be implementation of an enforceable, centrally controlled security policy that follows the documents everywhere they reside, inside and outside of the business, while making it easy to use for users to complete everyday tasks. With a central document security solution that encrypts documents and requires the document to check in with a rights server every time a user wants to open it, the use of file storage boxes, whether cloud-based or on premise, turns into a secured productivity enhancement tool. "The ability to centrally control business document access to authorized individuals and immediately revoke access to those documents when needed is