If I had a dollar for every CIO who has told me a Dropbox or Box security horror story, I’d be well on my way to retirement. Consumer-based file sharing solutions continue to plague organizations, popping up throughout departments without IT’s sign off. Even those high up on the corporate ladder are guilty as charged, with a survey by SafeNet Labs finding that 40 percent of executives use Dropbox to store and share documents fully knowing it’s against company policy.
This is the challenge that Arrow Energy – owned by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina – faced. Dropbox and Box were gaining steam among Arrow’s staff, compromising the organization’s information security, reporting, and audit trail requirements. Staff needed to share, review and refine large engineering documentation with internal and external stakeholders, in an efficient manner, and employees were pushing to be able to work via their mobile devices. None of the company’s current solutions fit the bill.
The time was ripe to find a single, secure solution to engage with external audiences and to support Arrow’s shift to iPads and mobile devices. They had a list of requirements for a solution that would meet their needs:
1) The ability for employees to share and collaborate on files of any size
2) File sharing had to be fast and easy to use for all types of devices, including phones and tablets
3) Tight data security, with audit and reporting capabilities
Learn more about the path that led Arrow to “use Accellion as our own enterprise Dropbox.” Download the full case study here (link expired).