We need a Snapchat for the Enterprise

With all the advances in technology in the last two decades, isn’t it time we stopped deluding ourselves into thinking our corporate data is safe if only we make the wall around our company a little bigger and a little stronger? It’s a never-ending race that will only continue to give everyone a false sense of security, when in reality those walls simply don’t exist anymore at all. Just look at the recent news about Sony, Uber, or any number of other high profile hacks and leaks, and you’ll realize that the traditional security model is broken.

Two massive trends in particular have served to obliterate those walls; BYOD and cloud computing. With BYOD anyone can, in theory, access any information from anywhere, as long as they have an Internet connection. And cloud computing means that how we are storing, sharing, and managing data is no longer limited to local devices, computers, and servers. It doesn’t really matter if you are proponent of public clouds, private clouds, or hybrid clouds, we can all agree that we are storing more and more data not on our local devices but somewhere else, out there. And of course, that means that the traditional mindset of simply moving the security perimeter further and further out no longer works. That’s just a temporary bandaid. In the 80s and 90s it was corporate firewalls, in the 00s it was laptop protection, DLP, and MDM, but in the 10s we need to reimagine security completely for a world without walls.

The consumer world moves fast and is quick to embrace new ways of communication and sharing much more rapidly than the enterprise world. Facebook has revolutionized how we share our social lives with our friends and family; Twitter has revolutionized how we share with the larger world; and Snapchat has revolutionized how people share media with each other in a way that’s easy to understand, easy to use, and optimized for a world without walls.

Snapchat brilliantly realized that the traditional model of sharing was broken and gave no protection to the owner of content, and figured out a way to give the owners of content the power back by controlling who can access media and for how long.

At Veradocs we think it’s time that the enterprise reimagined how people share data and information with each other in a way that gives the user ultimate control over who can see what, for how long, and how, while giving enterprise admins more visibility into data and file sharing. And we believe this new way of working should work equally well with your existing technologies (local storage and email), as it should with new cloud technologies like Box, Dropbox, Google, and Microsoft OneDrive. You shouldn’t have to change your workflow to protect your most important data.

That’s what we are building right now and we can’t wait to share our technology with you.

We want you to join us on this journey to reimagine enterprise data security. Be the first to know when we launch our beta by signing up at www.veradocs.com

Written on December 10, 2014
by Robin Daniels
Tags:
  • BYOD, 
  • Cloud Computing, 
  • Industry, 
  • Security