Enterprise File Sync Hopes to Drop Dropbox

By Doug Barney

Dropbox is by far the most popular file share and sync app out there today, and while easy to use, IT pros don’t always trust it. That has given birth to a number of vendors purporting to have true enterprise-class, fully secure file share tools.

One such company is Biscom, which this week revealed Biscom Verosync.

One storage analyst likes what he sees. “As workers increase the number of devices they use, the need for agile yet secure file and content sharing will continue to grow rapidly,” said Evan Quinn, research director, Enterprise Management Associates. “Enterprise-grade synchronization, control and dependability, with feature-rich yet highly secure document delivery, accommodating both cloud and on-premise, are exactly what companies need.”

Biscom wasn’t always in the file sync biz, but instead got its start with fax servers way back in 1986. But fax, unlike file sync, is far from a thriving market. So the move to file sync and share is clearly a smart one.

Especially with mobile and BYOD, user can access to files from wherever they are and whatever they happen to use. “Having access to your files any time and from any location is not a new need. However, today the amount of data being created, distributed and shared is growing exponentially. The "flattening" of the world, through globalization, offshoring and outsourcing, has also created greater communication needs among partners and workers as network orchestration has increased. Verosync addresses this need by enabling easy access and control to go hand-in-hand,” Biscom said. 

On the IT side, the new Biscom tool, the company said, offers:

  • “Full control. Data is fully under the control of IT with the ability to restrict users, devices and IP addresses that can sync.
  • Deployment flexibility. Deployable to local, virtual and private cloud infrastructure. Verosync includes a 3 tier architecture for maximum deployment flexibility and security, which can cluster the back end and scale it up to tens of thousands of users.
  • Mobile device management. MobileIron integration allows complete control over devices.”

The only problem with secure services such as Biscom’s is convincing users to stop using Dropbox, a tool they have often come to love.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

MSPToday Editor at Large

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