Cloud Storage Security: How to Secure Your Data in The Cloud?
October 05, 2020
Cloud-based solutions are increasingly in demand around the world.
These solutions include everything from secure data storage to
entire business processes.
A Definition Of Cloud Storage Security
Cloud-based internet security is an outsourced solution for storing data. Instead of saving data onto local hard drives, users store data on Internet-connected servers. Data Centers manage these servers to keep the data safe and secure to access.
Enterprises turn to cloud storage solutions to solve a variety of problems. Small businesses use the cloud to cut costs. IT specialists turn to the cloud as the best way to store sensitive data. Any time you access files stored remotely, you are accessing a cloud.
How Secure is Cloud Storage?
All files stored on secure cloud servers benefit from an enhanced level of security. The security credential most users are familiar with is the password. Cloud storage security vendors secure data using other means as well.
How Syndoc helps secure your data on cloud?
Syndoc helps to encrypt your data using industry standard AES-256 encryption. It is designed to protect your data whenever you transfer, store, or access it. Whereas, All the file transfer happens directly between providers. All your data is completely private and not accessible to anyone at Syndoc.
Recently we introduced Syndoc PRO and Syndoc Business , the applications that gives you expanded storage and helps you get more out of Syndoc. You can download the Syndoc Pro app from here and Syndoc Business app from here
Shard/Unshard feature for added security
Sharding is a method of splitting and storing the files in multiple added drives so that the file is securely stored also you can retrieve the file anytime by unsharding the sharded file.
By Subscribing Syndoc PRO or Syndoc Business, you can easily split the files across added drives to store your file securely using Shard/Unshard feature. Learn more about how to use Shard/Unshard feature.
Most popular and secure Cloud Storage Providers with comparison.
October 05, 2020
If you are looking for the best cloud storage services, then we
have done a comparison for you along with Syndoc:
Syndoc let users add numerous cloud storage accounts and manage them through a unified interface in addition Syndoc has its own cloud storage (My Drive). It supports popular cloud storages, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3 and Box. Once Syndoc account is created, users can log in and connect external cloud storage services by authenticating Syndoc with their cloud storage account credentials. Connected services (and the files stored in them) will then appear in Syndoc interface. Users can easily affect regular file operations on them, which include Copy, Move, Rename, Delete. In addition, users can easily share cloud stored files via Permission option. It's even possible to encrypt files through user-specified key for additional security.
1.10 GB Free
2.100GB for $0.99/month with Syndoc PRO
3.100GB + Business drive integration's for $1.99/month with Syndoc Business.
2. Microsoft OneDrive
OneDrive is a storage option of Microsoft for Windows 10 and Office 365 users. It comes along with file folder syncing and online backup features. Integrated with Windows 10, it handles all common types of files – documents, music, photos, and video and does an impressive job of displaying photos and videos via a web interface. Microsoft cloud storage solution includes the feature to auto-tag images and OCR to extract text from images, EXIF camera to help view the photos as a slideshow and a map of where they were taken along.
Microsoft OneDrive Pricing:
1. 5 GB for Free
2. 100GB for $1.99/month
3. Google Drive
Another cloud-based storage and syncing service that enables you to create, edit, store and collaborate on documents with Google Drive’s companion apps- Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. But for offline edits, Microsoft OneDrive is surely the best choice. With Google cloud storage solution, you also get built-in OCR and recently added Backup and Sync feature, which helps you designate any folder on your system for syncing but this doesn’t turn your Drive into a full backup utility. Privacy is a concern with Google Drive as it gathers information from the online activity of users.
Google Drive Pricing:
1. 15 GB for Free
2. 100GB for $1.99
3. 200GB for $2.99
4. 2TB for $9.99 per month
Dropbox is a simple and full-featured file-syncing and storage service with apps for almost every operating system. It offers new Dropbox Paper suite of tools, file request that makes collaboration even better for teamwork. It supports file sharing. The only downside is that it is expensive.
1. 2TB for $9.99/month with Dropbox Plus
2. 3TB for $16.58/month with Dropbox Professional
Highly customizable syncing and storage tool, Box is easy to use with its rich feature set. It does offer workflow tools but it doesn’t offer built-in document editing. It lacks some collaboration features offered by the best of the competition – Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.
1. 100GB for $5.75 per user/month
2. Unlimited for $16.36 (Business), $27.75 (Business Plus) per user/month
6. Amazon S3 Drive
This is secure cloud storage for your photos, files, videos, and more. It allows you to back up your files to the cloud and feel safe for your data. You can use free Amazon Drive and Prime Photos apps for computer, iPhone, and Android for sharing and access on the go. But the desktop app doesn’t work well with your file system, you can only use it to upload or download files.
Amazon storage pricing:1. Unlimited photo storage, 5GB video storage with Amazon Prime membership
2. 100 GB for $19.99 per year
3. 1TB for $59.99 per year
7. Apple iCloud
This service also includes productivity apps and collaboration tools like Google Drive and OneDrive but is best for Apple ecosystem users. It allows Apple users to create folders for their files and provides online storage for Apple’s productivity apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. It offers very good interface but you don’t get web access to all your cloud data in Apple’s iCloud and it is difficult to centralize all files if you use Apple apps. You have to pay high prices for increased storage.
Apple iCloud pricing:
1. 50GB for $0.99/month
2. 200GB for $2.99/month
3. 2TB for $9.99/month
|Core Features||Syndoc||Amazon S3 Drive||Apple iCloud||Box||Dropbox||Google Drive||Microsoft OneDrive|
|Free Storage Space||10GB||5GB||5GB||10GB||2GB||15GB||5GB|
|File Upload Limit||-||2GB||50GB||250MB for free plan, 5GB for paid plans||20GB||5TB||100GB|
|OS Supported||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire||Windows, Mac, iOS||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry||Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS||Windows, Mac, Android, iOS|
|Pricing||-10 GB Free
-100GB for $0.99/month with Syndoc PRO
-100GB + Business drive integration's for $1.99/month with Syndoc Business.
|-Unlimited photo storage, 5GB video storage with Amazon
-100 GB for $19.99 per year
-1TB for $59.99 per year
|-50GB for $0.99/month
-200GB for $2.99/month
-2TB for $9.99/month
|-100GB for $5.75 per user/month
-Unlimited for $16.36 (Business), $27.75 (Business Plus) per user/month
|-2TB for $9.99/month with Dropbox Plus
-3TB for $16.58/month with Dropbox Professional
|-15 GB for Free
-100GB for $1.99/month
-200GB for $2.99/month
-2TB for $9.99/month
|-5 GB for Free
-100GB for $1.99/month
Announcing new integrations with Syndoc Business.
September 05, 2020
We have released Syndoc
Business mobile app which offers all the feature of Syndoc
PRO with new integrations with business cloud drives such as OneDrive
GDrive with 100 GB free cloud storage intended for business
purposes to easily manage your organization and lets you share and
collaborate on work documents with co-workers.
Moreover , use less of your PC/Mac disk space and do Media streaming and Casting directly from the cloud, also File sharding is supported across drives for enhanced security.
You can download the Syndoc Business app anytime from here, which requires subscription, which will be renewed on a monthly basis at $1.99.
Get more storage space.
September 05, 2020
More often than not, the low storage warning on your mobile phones
or the local disk running out of storage on your PC or Mac is very
frustrating. However, you don’t have to worry anymore about
storage space as Syndoc has expanded free cloud storage from 5 GB
to 10 GB.
Most important of all, you can expand the free storage capacity to 100 GB through the Subscription availed via the Syndoc PRO mobile app.
The mobile app of Syndoc PRO is easily accessible on Android devices. The plans for Syndoc PRO begin with just $1 monthly charge for 100GB storage space.
Union File System in Syndoc.
August 12, 2020
Union File Systems is one which works on top of other file
systems. It represents the file system by merging folders and
files in multiple cloud drives as one larger folder - listing all
of them’s content combined. In Unix/Linux there are several
specific local Union File Systems, such as Plan 9, UnionFS,
OverlayFS, AUFS, MergerFS, etc.
Syndoc implements similar solution for cloud storage providers rather than only for local file systems.
How Union File System works in Syndoc.
Syndoc let users add numerous cloud storage accounts such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3 and Box(For Syndoc PRO users) and manage them through a unified interface. It unifies all the files and folders from added drives in a single view, but doesnt overlay them instead duplicate entries are created by specifying the source drive of each file and folder in a unified view and lets you organize data in a friendly way.
Users get a view as shown above and get a quick access to any file in multiple drives and could easily organise files, just select any file and folder from any source drive and perform operation like Copy, Move, Rename, Delete, Create Folder, etc. You don't have to think about exactly which drive the file or folder belongs to, just select the destination drive you wish to save your file in. The end result is that the union mount shows the contents of all the added drives so stacked, also making easier to find files and folders.
Upgrade to Syndoc Pro to get more.
August 11, 2020
Recently we introduced Syndoc
PRO , an application that gives you expanded storage and helps
you get more out of Syndoc. You can download the Syndoc Pro
app from here
and enjoy more features by subscribing and becoming a GOLD member.
More storage for what matters
Syndoc Pro gives you more storage across My drive (10GB) to store your important memories and files safely on cloud and available on all your devices by just one login.
More integrations for Pro users.
As a Syndoc Pro user, you will get more integrations like Box, and many more in upcoming releases.
More help when you need it
As a Syndoc Pro user, you can easily get in touch with a team available to answer your questions-whether you want help regarding adding different drives or performing any operations.
Unified View for added drives
As a Syndoc Pro user you will get unified view of added drives. For example, if you add two Google Drive accounts, then you will get a single view to access your data from both Google Drive accounts.
More features for Syndoc Pro users.
As a Syndoc Pro user you will get extra features. You can view the storage summary of all added drives to Syndoc, Easily split the files across added drives to store your file securely using Shard/Unshard feature, Media streaming, Customize icons for file types and folder.
We're just getting started and will be rolling out to more features like Smart Cleanup, Custom Colour's/Icons and many more over the next few months.
Managing multiple cloud storage services from one place.
July 7, 2020
Is one cloud enough?
From individual consumers to large organizations, just about everyone uses one cloud storage service these days. They provide a whole range of convenient features including easy sharing, real-time collaboration with multiple users and the ability to access important files anytime and anywhere. There are quite a few cloud storage services available out there, with some geared towards basic users and others focused entirely on enterprises. Also, more often than not, we use multiple cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and others. While that’s generally necessary, it also makes managing files across different cloud services a chore.
Do you find yourself tearing your hair out when you try to remember on which service you've stored what files? Do you wish you could easily move or copy those files between your cloud services, or between the services and your local storage?
But it doesn’t have to be like that, as there are quite a few ‘cloud aggregator’ services that can be used to access files stored on multiple storage services from a unified platform. We at Syndoc provide such service to access multiple cloud storages from one place. Moreover Syndoc is accessible from multiple sources like web browser at https://syndoc.com , an Android app (Download From Here) and IOS app (Download From Here.)
What is Syndoc, and how to use it to manage multiple cloud-stored files?
Syndoc let users add numerous cloud storage accounts and manage them through a unified interface. It supports popular cloud storages, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Amazon S3.
Once Syndoc account is created, users can log in and connect external cloud storage services by authenticating Syndoc with their cloud storage account credentials. Connected services (and the files stored in them) will then appear in Syndoc interface. Users can easily affect regular file operations on them, which include Copy, Move, Rename, Delete. In addition, users and easily share cloud stored files via Permission option. It's even possible to encrypt files through user-specified key for additional security.
Learn more about how to use it to manage multiple cloud stored files.
Should you store your data in the cloud?
July 7, 2020
It’s pretty simple to understand where a file goes when you save
it on your PC. It lives on your hard drive, possibly housed in a
set of folders you’ve created and organized yourself. That file is
only stored on your computer, unless you decide to email it to
yourself or save it on an external hard drive or USB.
Now what about the cloud?
At its most basic level, “the cloud” is just fancy talk for a network of connected servers. (And a server is simply a computer that provides data or services to other computers). When you save files to the cloud, they can be accessed from any computer connected to that cloud’s network.
The cloud is not just a few servers strung together with Cat5 chords. Instead, it’s a system comprised of thousands of servers typically stored in a spaceship-sized warehouse—or several hundred spaceship-sized warehouses. These warehouses are guarded and managed by companies capable of housing massive loads of data, including the likes of Google (Google Docs), Apple (iCloud), and Dropbox.
When you save files to the cloud, you can access them on any computer, provided it’s connected to the Internet and you’re signed into your cloud services platform. Take Google Drive. If you use Gmail, you can access Drive anywhere you can access your email. Sign in for one service and find your entire library of documents and photos in another.
Why are people concerned with cloud security?
It’s physically out of your hands. You aren’t saving files to a hard drive at your house. You are sending your data to another company, which could be saving your data thousands of miles away, so keeping that information safe is now dependent on them.
Benefits of cloud storage.
On the flip side, the data you save to the cloud is far more secure than it is on your own hard drive. Cloud servers are housed in warehouses off-site and away from most employees, and they are heavily guarded. In addition, the data on those servers is encrypted, which makes hacking it a laborious, if not formidable, task for criminals.
Another benefit to storing data on the cloud is cost effectiveness and ease-of-access. You can store tons of data, often for free, using the cloud. Measure that against the number of external hard drives and USBs you’d have to purchase, and the difficulty accessing data once you’ve stored to multiple other devices, and you can see why cloud storage has become a popular option for businesses and consumers alike.
Yes, your data is relatively safe in the cloud—more likely much more so than on your own hard drive. In addition, files are easy to access and maintain. However, cloud services ultimately put your data in the hands of other people.
If you’re ready to store data in the cloud, we suggest you use a cloud service with two-factor authentication and encryption. In addition, follow these best practices to help keep your data in the cloud secure:
1. Try to avoid storing sensitive information.
3. Set up a long password.
4. Put encryption to protect your data.
The main reasons to use Syndoc:
1. Encrypt your data using industry standard AES-256 encryption.
2. Designed to protect your data whenever you transfer, store, or access it.
3. All the file transfer happens directly between providers. All your data is completely private and not accessible to anyone at Syndoc.
4. The software is intuitive in use, reliable, and fast.