A Corporate Cloud-Based Large File Attachment Solution

by , May 20, 2014

Looking for a corporate cloud-based large file attachment solution?

With file sizes growing and email servers still having file size restrictions, companies are in desperate need of a solution. The options most companies have are: free or paid online service hosted by a third party, in-house file transfer mechanism, or self-hosted solution on the cloud.

Going with the free or paid solution hosted by a third party, files are transferred through external servers. The user is unaware of the location or who else may have access to these files. If the files do not contain sensitive data, this is the cheapest and easiest solution out there. Do keep in mind though, most of these solutions have a file size limitation as well; yes, the limit is much higher than what email servers allow, but is a limitation nonetheless.

What happens if you have sensitive data and/or files larger than 2GB? What are your options? Well, you can buy an off the shelf product and host it in your network. But this means you have to install, configure, and manage it, creating a burden for the IT team. The IT folks don’t need more work. From a security standpoint, you could host the solution in your DMZ for peace of mind, but you are still paying for the hardware to support this. Cloud may be the best solution for you. Before we jump into the cloud option, let’s take a look at which of our products can help:

FileCatalyst Webmail solves the problem of large email attachments, enabling you to send files of any size to anybody with an email address. Additionally, Webmail provides web-based file storage and sharing, like popular web-based “box” and “send” services, but secured and controlled in your own environment. This allows you to customize the application to your organization’s needs with a wealth of built-in and add-on features.

FileCatalyst Webmail can run in-house, but let's bring our conversation back to the cloud. FileCatalyst Webmail can also run on any cloud provider.

Let’s think of the Cloud as a DMZ without the burden of managing any hardware or worrying about network availability. Wouldn’t that be nice? Now let us take it a step further and imagine if we had the ability to choose a cloud service provider that was close to you. Wouldn’t that be even nicer? While Amazon, Azure, and the other big guys have data centers in specific zones, they may not be close to you.

FileCatalyst has partnered with ComputeNext, who are building the next generation of compute power through the launch and operation of a federated cloud marketplace. In leveraging true multi-cloud connectors, ComputeNext provides the ability to enable consumers and providers of cloud services to effectively participate in the search, purchase, and utilization of the most efficient cloud resources available. This in turn allows users to spin up an installed, configured, and ready to use instance of FileCatalyst Webmail on any cloud provider in ComputeNext’s offering.

Visit https://www.computenext.com/fm/filecatalyst.html to spin up an instance of Webmail and start sending files of any size to anyone with an email address.

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