Box has extra security steps that can be enabled in order to better protect your data. All files are encrypted during transfer and during storage. Box also has implemented two-factor authentication. This means that even if a hacker gains access to your password, he must also have access to your mobile phone to gain access to your account.
Even if you have an on-premise backup system, a natural disaster will wipe that out too. What you think is safe, is not actually safe at all. It's one electrical surge, one lightning strike, one fire, one flood away from being obliterated and dissipated.
Google has experienced issues with data loss. Some users have reported their entire account data being wiped out and unrecoverable. Others have had their accounts locked out because of alleged ToS violations, even though no such violations occurred. Even when these users were able to get access to their accounts back, some of the data was unrecoverable. Dropbox has experienced some of the same issues. This can happen in any cloud service.
Cloud services use an automated system to ban users suspected of ToS violations. This means that every time the system makes a mistake, an innocent user's data, whether it's an individual or large company, is put at risk.
And what about hackers or accidental deletions? If you don't activate all the additional security methods such as two-factor authentication, you are putting your data at risk. Hackers can gain access to your account in a variety of ways, including social engineering (SE), network sniffing, brute forcing and many more.
Sometimes you may have to give access to your Box account to legal aides, secretaries, clients, other lawyers or other people you are working with. This creates a situation in which files and documents could potentially get accidentally deleted, especially for users unfamiliar with the cloud service. Even you could accidentally delete files, or delete files you thought you would no longer need, only to find yourself in need of them again. Many cloud services do offer restore services, but they are usually limited. Both Dropbox and Box, for instance, offer 30 day restoration. After that period, all deleted files are purged. So if a file or document is accidentally deleted, or if a hacker gains access to your account, deletes files, and you don't notice that files have been deleted, this could cause some serious problems.
CloudHQ runs in the background, all replication is automatic and continuous, so there is no manual backups, no daily or weekly backups, the replication is performed as it happens. Protect your data now with cloudHQ.
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