Gartner Research

How to Mitigate the Risks of Public Cloud EFSS and Storage

Published: 23 August 2016

ID: G00308159

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , Monica Basso


Enterprises are concerned with the risks of using public cloud-based enterprise file synchronization and sharing services. We provide I&O leaders with an assessment of the most challenging risks and the means for mitigating them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Balance Your Organization's Priorities Between Business Agility and Control, Then Map Them to the Various EFSS Deployment Models Consisting of Hybrid, Private and Public Cloud Deployments
  • Evaluate Hybrid EFSS Architectures That Allow Critical Content to Be Stored in On-Premises or Private Cloud Deployments, Integrating Them With Key Components in the Cloud
  • Choose Regional Providers or On-Premises Deployments, If Data Geolocation and Provenance Are Critical for Your Business, but Be Aware of the Trade-Offs
  • Shortlist EFSS Products With Enhanced Security Features to Protect Content Access, Such as Strong Authentication, Identity and Access Management, and Geofencing
  • Use Encryption on Device, at Rest, in Transit and in the Cloud, as Well as IRM Technologies, to Secure Shared Files From Unauthorized Use

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