10 business benefits of Tresorit's cloud storage vs. file servers

As technology has matured, more and more businesses started leveraging the benefits of the cloud. Contrary to file servers, the cloud allows enhanced mobility with access to files from any device, anywhere, facilitates collaboration between offices, helps to save storage space and can increase control over company files. All this without the maintenance cost and administrative hassle of traditional file servers. The necessity to store data in a secure and compliant way also rose as SMBs and enterprises around the world started facing more and more regulations, like GDPR or HIPAA.

However, many companies still have security concerns when it comes to moving data to the cloud and the proliferation of data breaches shows that hackers are increasingly after information stored in the cloud. With Tresorit, these security concerns can be minimized as Tresorit offers a highly secure yet easy-to-use way to store, sync and share files in the cloud. Tresorit provides end-to-end encryption, therefore, nothing leaves the user's device unencrypted, and as a consequence, no one – no government, hackers not even us – can look into the content of users' files. Tresorit also offers a wide range of security and governance features to empower businesses to better control their data and enhance collaboration internally and externally.

Business benefits of Tresorit's sync and share service:

  • Control user and device permissions centrally
  • Take collaboration to the next level
  • Enhance your team's mobility
  • Back up and recover lost/stolen files with ease
  • Customize your look to enhance your brand image
  • Microsoft Outlook & Active Directory Integration
  • Free up costs and save storage space
  • Ensure data security with ease
  • Protect the content of your files with end-to-end encryption
  • Boost your compliance

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Central Admin Control

Tresorit's Admin Center helps you oversee what happens to files within your company. With Tresorit you can:

Define security policies

The owner and admins of a Tresorit Business Account can apply policy templates to a set of users and create different policies to each template. Policy templates include: 2-Step Verification, IP filtering, Timeout policies, Allowed Devices and Sharing policies.

Monitor device and user statistics

Admins can monitor and decide which devices are allowed to be used to access files within your company, and where users are allowed to log into the company account to safeguard business-critical documents.

Revoke access from users and devices

Tresorit's Advanced Control enables Tresorit Business admins to enhance the security of their organization by resetting their users' lost passwords and revoke access from lost or stolen devices.

Protect lost devices

With Tresorit, you can add additional authentication steps, unlink the device from your account and wipe the files in case a device gets lost or stolen.

Increased Collaboration

Tresorit empowers you to take collaboration to the next level:

  • It allows you to set up team folders and decide who can manage, add, edit or view your data.
  • It enables you to keep track of changes by your collaborators, solve version conflicts and use unlimited file versioning to roll back to any previous version.
  • With Tresorit's link based file sharing, you can replace unsecure email attachments and other file transfer methods, and share files or folders with people outside your company easily and securely. You can also keep control by setting up download limits, expiration dates, and password for extra protection.

Enhanced Mobility

Tresorit dismantles the mobility barriers of file servers, as it allows users to access files from any device, from anywhere; at home, on the move. Files can be accessed on the go from Tresorit's mobile app or via the Tresorit Web Access. Users can also download the Tresorit desktop application for an improved experience and easy file syncing between their devices. The application runs in the background, making sure that all files are up‑to‑date. More about mobility

Easy Back-up & File Recovery

Moving to the the cloud does not mean you have to give up on your existing file structure. Tresorit enables you to keep your files the way you like when you upload them to the cloud. Uploading a backup only takes a few clicks. And in the event you lose your device, your data will still be accessible as Tresorit updates your files in real-time and automatically adds any edits you make to your online backup. Tresorit also allows you to restore files deleted accidentally or due to ransomware. More about file restore

Custom Branding

Tresorit understands that in business and enterprise environments, your organization’s brand image plays a central role. Tresorit's customer branding allows business admins and co-admins of Tresorit Business and Enterprise accounts to change the Tresorit logo and color in the Web access interfaces and link download sites. By adding your logo and brand color, you can easily match the look and feel of web-based file sync & share with your organization’s well-known visuals. More about custom branding

Microsoft Outlook & Active Directory Integration

With Tresorit's add-in, you can secure your attachments directly from your Outlook app. The attachment is encrypted directly on your device using end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption, then the add-in inserts the share link to your email body, providing you with the same level of security as in-app sharing. Furthermore, with Tresorit's Active Directory Connector you can synchronize accounts and user states from your own directory service (AD) to your Tresorit Business account. More about Outlook integration

Save Costs and Storage Space

When using file servers, not only you have to purchase the software, you also have to dedicate human resources for the regular maintenance of the servers. Tresorit ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your files without any of these burdens and at a fraction of the total cost of an on premise file server. Tresorit Drive also allows you to save space on your devices as you can access files in the cloud from desktop file managers without downloading and syncing them.

Guaranteed Security

Setting up high level protection for file servers is much harder than you would think. Firewalls, anti-virus, or other standard security products are usually not enough. You also have to design and maintain a secure server configuration and keep your servers up-to-date with the latest security patches. With Tresorit, you don't have to worry about security:

  • At Tresorit, a group of highly skilled developers, are working hard to take care of these tasks and to constantly provide a secure environment for your files.
  • The data centers used by Tresorit are audited for ISO27001:2005, SSAE 16 and several other certifications. Tresorit servers are located in highly secure, Microsoft Azure data centers in Ireland and the Netherlands.
  • Tresorit has a certification for compliance with ISO 27001:2013 which is evidence of our commitment to information security at every level of our organization.
  • Tresorit also offers a HIPAA compliant cloud storage solution. Tresorit signs HIPAA Business Associate Agreements (BAA) for customers, who are seeking HIPAA compliance to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI). More about security

100% Privacy

Tresorit protects the content of your files from hackers, snooping governments and the dangers of internal breaches with its built-in end-to-end encryption Your files are encrypted before they leave your device and remain fully encrypted until they reach the recipient. Only you have the keys to open or share them. Tresorit’s technology is based on zero-knowledge principles which means that we never see your files unencrypted or your passwords in plain text. As Tresorit comes with built-in end-to-end encryption, you do not need to bother with integrations, encryption happens automatically without you noticing it. More about encryption


Tresorit helps your business to manage data online in a GDPR compliant way. The GDPR highlights encryption as one of the technology measures to ensure the protection of personal data. Furthermore, the GDPR requires data controllers to further process data with third-party processors in a compatible way with the original legal basis. From Tresorit’s perspective, the content of the files is not considered personal data because of our end-to-end encryption. This means that you don't need to inform or ask for the consent of your clients for managing their data in files processed with Tresorit. In addition, Tresorit stores your files on European servers, which is also a huge step towards GDPR compliance. More about GDPR

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  • End-to-end encryption & Swiss privacy
  • Highly secure European data centers
  • Helps with GDPR Compliance

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