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Be Proactive: Use Cloud Data Storage to Secure Your Data from Online Attacks

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Data is the most important asset for any organization and managing data has become a challenge for all businesses whether big or small. Almost all organizations are dealing with the threat of loss of data either from malicious attacks or from accidental incidents. Natural calamities can also damage your data and can impact your business. Hence, to be able to restore your data to start from the same point where you left is a great relief. In this view, to recover from such dangers every business should plan to back up their data online in addition to the working offline local copy. A variety of promising cloud data storage options are available for online data backup. Online backup is a safer and more effective method of securing your important data. If anything goes wrong in your computer your data is still safe. You can quickly access your data anytime on the go.

 

If you are an individual and want to securely store your data, a number of hardware devices are available for backing up your data including flash drive and external hard drive with variety of storage capacities. But you have to be careful storing these hardware devices. So, it is always better to store your data on cloud storage as what matters is the data itself not its size. Let us explore 10 free data storage providers not in any particular order.

 

Google Drive

Google Drive offers you with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so that you can keep photos, media and other important documents using smart phone, tablet or computer. You can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want. Its simplicity and easy to use interface has made it a popular choice among people around the world; be it a student, a businessman or a professional using Windows, Mac or Android system.

Link: https://www.google.com/drive/

 

DropBox

Drop Box is considered as the best storage and sharing option for your data with 2 GB free space and upto 16 GB by referral. It offers you to access all your files and folders shared by your team right from your desktop. What if you what to free up space by sending your files to the cloud and you are still able to see them on your desktop? The version history and file recovery feature lets you switch back to the older version of your data and get back your deleted files.

Link: https://www.dropbox.com/

 

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud allows apps on Macs, iPhones, and iPads to synchronize files and it is integrated into Apple software. iCloud offers 5 GB of free storage space per Apple ID and with iCloud a user can share files like documents and user preferences. So if your device is lost or damaged, you can easily restore your data including contacts, calendars, photos, app data etc. to a new device.

Link: https://www.icloud.com/

 

OneDrive

OneDrive, formerly SkyDrive, offers you to work together in a team by sharing your documents with your peers. OneDrive lets you access your files from anywhere, on any device. OneDrive is pre-installed on Windows 10, and it works great on all your devices. Access and share files and photos on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Link: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-in/

 

SugarSync

SugarSync is grabbing the market for cloud storage and backup services and for facilitating file sharing and collaboration among team members across various platforms. The advanced features and syncing functionalities provided by SugarSync has made it a strong rival to other cloud storage providers. A Transport Layer Security using 256-bit AES is used for storing documents in cloud or for online transfer. It supports variety of systems like Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Symbian and Android.

Link: https://www.sugarsync.com/

 

MediaFire

MediaFire offers multifold features including file hosting, file synchronization, and cloud storage services. It can be used to manage audio, video and other documents on your device whether it is Android, BlackBerry, Windows, iPhone, or iPad. Its direct file transfer facility makes it a good choice for people who cannot wait for hours to transfer their documents from any website into their MediaFire storage. The files can be directly transferred without having to download them on local drive.

Link: https://www.mediafire.com/

 

Box

Box lets you secure, share and edit all your files from anywhere. If you want to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your files, Box comes up with the solution by encrypting your files in transit and at rest with the option for customer-managed encryption keys. Multiple data centers by Box provide you reliable backup systems to offer 99.9% SLAs and redundancy. Box solves International data residency requirements by providing data storage locations at various places around the globe. Recently in March 2017, some new Box zones have been announced in UK in addition to other seven countries like US, Japan, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Australia, and Canada.

Link: https://www.box.com/

 

Amazon Cloud

Amazon Cloud Drive is a popular choice for unlimited cloud storage. It allows you to save back-up copies of your important documents securely. It is supported on both Mac and Windows operating systems. The answer to your data backup security and privacy is encryption offered by Amazon’s cloud drive with SSL encryption during upload and download process.  Amazon Drive has added sync facility on December 1st 2016 to automatically sync files in your Amazon Drive with your computer.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/

 

SpiderOak

SpiderOak offers file-sharing and cloud storage service which can be used as an online backup for your important documents. In addition to backup, SpiderOak is in favorite list because of its restoration ability. The devices on which it is supported range from iPhone, iPad to Android and works well on Windows, Mac and Linux systems. A key attraction of SpiderOak is its unique ability to sync files while continuously logging changes online.

Link: https://www.spideroak.com/

 

Mega

With Mega, there is no limit on what you want to backup. Mega offers file syncing & collaboration and file restoration facilities. Mega is also known for its security features. It utilizes AES encryption to secure files before transferring from your computer and they remain encrypted during transit and when they are saved on Mega servers. It is supported across Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows devices.

Link: https://www.megabackup.com/

 

This list is unending with some other names to mention like Sync, pCloud, JottaCloud, justCloud, OpenDrive etc. So, if you are among those who store their data on cloud, you can have a sound sleep because they are free from worrying about their precious asset. Their data is safely backed up, protected, stored, secured and is available to them whenever it is required.

7 Responses to “Be Proactive: Use Cloud Data Storage to Secure Your Data from Online Attacks”

  1. sizul biwar says:

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  2. Hanisco says:

    Hello! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and include almost all significant infos. I’d like to look more posts like this .

  3. Poonam says:

    Like your previous blogs …This again is very informative ….Just knew about the google source all other cloud storage techniques are new to me….Thanx for writing and spreading info.

  4. Kshitij says:

    Indeed an unique and informative post. But where should one save his/her data if that person is using a software like that of tally that too in bulk.

  5. Prakhar says:

    Very nice blog. Indeed data is necessary to save and backup. But can you suggest us:-
    1. Which cloud storage is better and which provides extra storage for storing files and all.
    2. Which storage space provides best security option.

    • Thanks for appreciating my effort. I have posted a blog on drive comparison today. I hope you will get answer to your questions on storage requirement and data security.

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