Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
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Dropbox controls everything server-side, rather than client-side. But increasingly companies are shifting from infrastructure protection to data-centric protection in the cloud. Rather than attempting to defend each and every IT component, data is encrypted, thereby practicing self-defense.
Think of it this way: Client-side encryption is analogous to putting data in a tamper-proof box. The contents will remain protected regardless of who handles it, how the box is transported, or where it is stored. The data is protected anywhere, everywhere, and for all of the time it remains individually encrypted. Products that manage data in that type of secure and private fashion include Lockbox and BoxCryptor.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.