The Dropbox Problem is getting worse. And it is a problem that you may not even realize you are facing. The potential for data leakage, security breaches and harm to your business is enormous.
We want to share the details about a recent exposed Dropbox security vulnerability and 33 Reasons Dropbox Is Not For Business that can be game-changers for your organization’s strategy on file sharing and corporate data awareness.
As you know, Dropbox is a popular sync and file sharing solution with roots in a college dorm that has found wild success and adoption by consumers, used worldwide by more than more 100 million users. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has also become a nightmare for IT departments and been dubbed the problem child of cloud security.
We recently conducted a study of more than 1,000 IT and Business Professionals about their use of mobile devices in the workplace. We found that collaboration with co-workers, partners and customers is an important operation for more than three quarters of respondents. Challenges standing in the way of optimal file sharing and collaboration, however, are diverse, demonstrating that current solutions are not working for most business users.
Today, we’re truly excited to announce a number of powerful features to the Soonr Workplace Pro and Enterprise Plans.
We’re pleased to announce that we have released two-factor authentication for the Soonr Workplace Enterprise plan.
We are always looking for ways to increase security for our customers, and two-factor authentication is the most recent addition to Soonr’s top-rated data security architecture.
Two-Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two-step verification or TFA, is an extra layer of security that is known as “multi-factor authentication”.
These techniques require not only a username and password, but something that a Member has on them. This can be a physical “hard” token or a piece of information only they know or have immediately to hand, which may have been obtained through a “soft” token.
Using a username and password together with a piece of information that only the Team Member knows makes it harder for potential intruders to gain access and steal that person’s personal data or identity.
In the case of Soonr, basically this means that after the member has entered his or her username (e-mail address) and password, an additional credential must be entered that is sent to the member at the time of login (through SMS or Google Authenticator).
Two-factor authentication is an effective compliment to email verification, which we also employ with Soonr Workplace. As we have seen recently with Dropbox, 2FA hacks are a true liability for the business and users.
An overview of 2FA and a detailed description of Soonr’s 2FA implementation can be found here:
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The Soonr Team
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We’re excited to announce the release of some very exciting new service upgrades this week, including some very big updates to the Soonr Workplace Enterprise plan, so read on for all the details.
In Soonr Online, we have renamed the Computers tab to Devices. In addition to laptops and desktop computers, your mobile devices, smartphones and tablets will now appear in the list. Any device used to connect to the service will now appear under the Devices tab with a sync and connection status.
To get more specific, you can look at individual device information by clicking on a device. You can see information such as the date and time of past access, as well as the location and source IP address. The history also shows the client software version number at each access.
We’re proud to announce that our very own Victoria Grey and Julie Criscenti Heck have been honored as Women of the Channel by CRN. The award is presented to executives whose expertise and vision are deserving of recognition.
Victoria, Chief Marketing Officer, and new Team Member Julie, Senior Director of Marketing have been chosen based on their achievements as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel. These women represent a changing trend in a traditionally male dominated industry.
“We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. “For years, we have identified and celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on meeting the needs of the IT channel community.”
“We made a strategic decision to bring on proven channel marketing talent to Soonr,” said Martin Frid-Nielsen, President and CEO at Soonr. “We are committed to building a healthy channel for Soonr Workplace by delivering customer value, excellent margins, and outstanding partner programs. We are excited to have Victoria and Julie to drive our channel success with the right SMB partners delivering cloud services.”
Please join us in congratulating both Victoria and Julie.
A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel will be featured online at www.crn.com.
You can read the full release here.
We recently conducted a study of more than 1,000 IT and Business Professionals about their use of mobile devices in the workplace. We found that collaboration with co-workers,…
We’re pleased to announce that we have released two-factor authentication for the Soonr Workplace Enterprise plan. We are always looking for ways to increase security for our customers,…
We’re excited to announce the release of some very exciting new service upgrades this week, including some very big updates to the Soonr Workplace Enterprise plan, so read…
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