Archive for the ‘Data Storage’ Category

Why our secure portal isn’t just for document exchange

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

When we first developed docSAFE, our secure client portal for professional firms, we were definitely thinking about addressing the issue of exchanging sensitive data in the most effective way – in a way that can’t be compromised and leave our professional clients open to hackers and human errors.

How this has become interesting is that it has evolved in recent years to include secure messaging. In the way you might have text, email or Skype styles exchanges, so you can converse through the portal. In all instances – whether you are exchanging files or having a message exchange, the crucial thing is that the content never leaves the portal. The recipient of the file or message is notified of its existence and goes to the portal for retrieval.

We’ve found that this is a really exciting concept for our clients as it adds yet another layer of security on top of the many we’ve already included such as 2-factor authentication and encryption. It also impresses their clients in turn as it shows how important they considers client confidentiality.

We have a dedicated following of accountants and, it seems, we are attracting cautious, technophobe solicitors too!

Ask us if you need to know more.

Just How Safe are Compact Drives for Storing Confidential and Sensitive Information?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Just How Safe are Compact Drives for Storing Confidential and Sensitive Information?

The first quarter reliability report of hard drives for 2016 reveals the lowest quarterly failure rate of 1.84%. This number resulted from over 5 million drive days–or spinning the hard drive.

Of the four hard drive manufacturers tested, HGST proved to be the most reliable with only 1.03% failure rate, while Western Digital has the highest failure rate of 6.55% .

There are three reasons a drive can be considered to have failed. First, it can’t connect to the Operating System. Second, it can’t sync or remain synced; and last, the smart stat they use shows values above the threshold.

Albeit, this first quarter record proves to be the lowest considering the 5.84% failure rate recorded last year, the aggregate result for 2016 is yet to be known.

Cloud Storage Still the Best for Back-up

Sure, consumers wouldn’t spin thousands of hard drives for personal use, but the report shows the risk of storing confidential and important files on compact drives. Specifically, users do not have smart stats to monitor the health of drives and would not handle hard drives with care when carried in schools or in the office.

Hence, storing data in the cloud is one of the safest ways possible to take care of your files. Cloud storage is perfect for back-up storage in case of emergency or disaster.

Doc Safe can help you secure important and confidential files in the cloud. You can send and share them with clients and colleagues in the most secure way possible. With Doc Safe you can be sure of the convenience, security and efficiency of cloud-based collaboration for just a few pounds a month.

Have you ever had troubles sending large confidential files through the internet safely? Or have you had the problem of how you can collaborate on a project with partners miles away?

DocSAFE can help you with its secure and reliable file sharing online!
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