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Proact Announces Latest 'Dropbox for the Enterprise'

Sophie Curtis August 9, 2012
Storage integrator Proact has launched a new file-sharing and storage service called Probox – the latest offering claiming to be a “Dropbox for the enterprise,” alongside the likes of Google Drive, VMware Octopus, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box and Huddle Sync.

Storage integrator Proact has launched a new file-sharing and storage service called Probox - the latest offering claiming to be a "Dropbox for the enterprise," alongside the likes of Google Drive, VMware Octopus, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box and Huddle Sync.

The new cloud service enables business employees to share, access and sync all their work files securely, whenever and wherever they are and on any device. This removes the need for users to copy files to USBs or email documents to themselves, which are common causes of data breaches.

Mark Butcher, commercial director at Proact, said that business users want easy access to their company data, but few IT departments have been able to provide this service until now. Employees therefore end up using file-sharing services that lack sharing controls and contractual agreements.

"Probox has been designed with security at the forefront of its development, as opposed to being a bolt-on to the system. It therefore provides enterprise-class levels of availability, performance and security to even the most stringent businesses, ensuring their vital data is as safe and available as possible," he said.

Each employee gets 20GB of personal storage space, and files are synced automatically to the cloud. Only the intended recipient can open the files. Proact said that when a user accesses the service, their web browser and the data they transmit is protected by the same encryption methods used by major banks and government institutions.

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