Providing a secure and cost-effective alternative to the file sharing habits of 350 users. The solution needed to support a number of computing platforms and have the ability to manage large file sizes.
As an advertising agency, AlmapBBDO manages high profile client campaigns which involve exchanging lots of large, high resolution graphical and video files, often up to 10MB per file. These contain very sensitive information and if a campaign message is leaked prematurely this could have disastrous consequences, both for AlmapBBDO and the client.
Ranieri Correa, IT Manager for AlmapBBDO, explains the problem: “As a creative agency we use Mac and PC platforms, and a lot of our files are web-based or reside on mobile devices. Our client-facing staff of 350 needed to share files with clients, vendors, and each other and found all sorts of ways to do this. Smaller files would be sent via email, larger ones via cloud-based file sharing solutions, such as box.com. All of these options posed security risks to us and we didn’t have any central control over how files were shared. We needed a solution which would work across our various computing platforms, and guarantee us security and file privacy, within a reasonable budget.”