The enterprise is partnering more broadly and deeply than ever before. But to obtain value from partnerships, data almost always needs to be exchanged - and on a regular basis, for ongoing collaboration. For the past decade this type of exchange has been enabled by IT and DevOps teams using ad-hoc cloud infrastructure and open source tools like PGP encryption FTP over SSH (AKA SFP).
Recently CIOs and CISOs have become concerned with the proliferation of these "data exchange infrastructures"...
What Could Go Wrong???
This infrastructure is complex, with many servers and disparate processes that all have to work in synch while protecting valuable data. Here are the top issues customers report:
Most importantly, at scale, these types of hand-built systems become very hard to manage and non-compliant. As IT works to enable more and deeper partnerships through automated data exchange at what some have called the tipping point of cybercrime, it's critical to bring enterprise grade technology into this picture.
The e-Share 100% cloud platform was designed from the beginning to provide sharing and collaboration services to the large or regulated enterprise. Using our REST APIs and/or CLI scripts, you can replace the sFTP servers in the DMZ and deliver large files through our platform, from network share to network share using your existing cloud file storage (OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box).
How It Works
First, using our Client Web Portal, the DevOps team can authorize receivers to receive data. Those authorized are sent a secure mail message from your corporate domain - not a third party that may be blocked or quarantined - with details on how to connect to the service to establish data exchange.
Next, replace SFTP with the e-Share service and CLI scripts. The resulting process is much simpler:
e-Share can be provisioned for your organization in a matter of days. Implement using CURL, CLI/Python or PowerShell (coming soon). Sample code and developer support are included.