A secure alternative to cloud-based file sharing?

All users wants to have their files accessible and sharable within their agency or organization, and a cloud architecture can give them what they want. But, as we all know, more accessibility equals more security risk. And the cloud is the height of collaborative file use, and, if not done with security in mind from the start, can be quite the disaster waiting to happen.

Because of this, Axway has developed its MailGate series of network appliances. Once in place, MailGate will allow your users to share files securely while keeping a close watch on policy enforcement. It integrates with Active Directory and other network communications, such as e-mail. New with this version is what they call Drop Zone, which is an easier interface for sharing files than in earlier versions. Of course, the admin panel allows for centralized policy management and security rules adjustments.

The MailGate appliances start at $6,000, which is a pretty good price for an entry-level secure cloud server. Of course, they have larger models that can handle bigger networks, and the price goes up accordingly. You can find out more on the product information page of their website.

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Greg Crowe is a former GCN staff writer who covered mobile technology.

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