Redstor launches Centrastor Service

Redstor, UK provider of cloud backup and storage services, has launched 'Centrastor', a cloud-based service that tackles the issues of BYOD and BYOC 'bring your own collaboration' by providing a safe and secure cloud based platform for companies to store and share documents. Centrastor provides enterprise with cloud-based storage accessible anywhere, via any device and with the ability to share and collaborate with both internal and external non-Centrastor users. For company employees, Centrastor will mean workplace access to all of the simple, easy to use functionality that has made consumer cloud storage and collaboration services a hit with consumers.

For IT administrators, Centrastor will enable them to take back control over private company data, protecting against data leakage and centralising control over where the data is stored and how it's shared internally and externally. Why is it needed? Currently, consumer-oriented cloud storage services are being used within a professional environment to ease collaboration between departments, facilitate remote working, and move work between employee devices. While using these consumer services has facilitated greater productivity, they don't have corporate SLAs, corporate terms of use and their positions regarding data privacy often makes using them a risk. As a result, these consumer services are often blocked on a corporate network.

Centrastor has been designed to provide employees with the same level of flexibility as the consumer services they have come to rely on whilst offering IT administrators complete and centralised control over sensitive data. Available as a full cloud or hybrid cloud service, Centrastor gives the option of a local network store and supports existing NAS devices and file servers. Centrastor will complement Redstor's existing services such as online backup, IT asset and device management, cloud storage and E-Safety.

Centrastor's key benefits include:

  • Preventing Data Leakage: provides remote access to data and file-sharing on any device with an Internet connection removing the need for staff to resort to using consumer applications.
  • Collaborative Working: Share files within the organisation and with non-Centrastor users with time limited and project based rules while eliminating the need for separate file sharing services.
  • Central Management: A single user-friendly web interface to control user accounts and access.
  • Data Protection: Protect data regardless of the location or device it resides on by securely & automatically replicating to the Redstor's secure UK data centres
  • Data Security: All data is encrypted via a 256-bit encryption and transferred via a secure socket layer connection

Tony Ruane, Business Development Director at Redstor, said: "Collaborative cloud services have rocketed in popularity in the past 12 months, however, the risk of sensitive data being stored on consumer-grade services is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode."

Ruane continues, "Bring your own collaboration is a growing trend and a very real threat for today's IT Manager.  Data protection, security, information management and collaboration are huge issues for every organisation that need to be addressed and organised for everyone's protection."

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