Regain full control over company data, in order to comply with data privacy regulations, while supporting user’s needs to access files on mobile devices and share them securely with customers and suppliers.
The STOBAG IT infrastructure supports between 500 and 700 users worldwide, many of whom are mobile workers. As STOBAG systems did not support file synchronization between the in-house file-servers and end user devices, many users struggled to share their files with customers and suppliers, and started using cloud-based file share solutions, such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
This led to a loss of data control, as Mr. Adrian Beck, IT Support and Systems Specialist at STOBAG, explains: “We couldn’t track where data was stored; whether it was kept up-to-date and with whom it was being shared. Data security is a big concern for us. When an employee left the company we weren’t sure what happened to their cloud account and since cloud data is stored on servers abroad, we really felt out of control. We want to comply with Swiss data privacy regulations and that requires us to provide a centralized file service for all our global users.”
STOBAG looked for a solution which could attach existing file servers to a new sync and share platform so that no company data would need to be stored outside of STOBAG’s immediate control.