Intermedia Rolls Out a File-Sharing Service for SMBs

File-sharing has become a major component of the bring-your-own-device trend, with many employees using consumer-based services. But IT departments have been looking for more secure, centrally-managed services, and now IT services provider Intermedia is offering another cloud-based option for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).

The Mountain View, California-based companyEUs business-grade file collaboration service, called SecuriSync, is designed to provide the access that mobile users need, but with the kind of protection and control that IT wants. It will be competing with other enterprise-oriented services, including Box and Egynte.

Michael Gold, president of Intermedia, said in a statement that SecuriSync offers EUusers a file sync and share solution thatEUs as simple to use as Dropbox, with the control and security that business customers demand.EU Gold has also told news media that IntermediaEUs new service offers extensive redundancies in servers, data centers, storage, routers and other components.

99.999 Percent SLA

Like the other business-focused services, SecuriSync offers the ability to sync file versions across devices, sharing between users inside and outside a companyEUs firewall, centralized control over permissions, both at-rest and in-transit encryption and remote wipe capability. Additionally, the service administrator can audit files and keep track of who makes edits or shares the file. Intermedia says the service also offers a 99.999 percent service level agreement (SLA) to protect all user content.

Additionally, SecuriSync utilizes the Intermedia HostPilot control panel, which also manages other Intermedia services in the organization including its Office in the Cloud suite with a hosted Microsoft Exchange and hosted PBX.

ThereEUs also integration with Microsoft Active Directory, the ability to leverage existing passwords, and integration with Outlook and Office. Intermedia said that compared to Box for Enterprise, SecuriSync allows a user to set permissions for sub-folders, provides 24/7 phone support and allows unlimited file sizes.

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Charles King, an analyst with industry research firm...

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