Maintaining the scalability and convenience of the cloud while protecting it and upholding it to the market standard of security is a very difficult balance to achieve. Additionally, ensuring that the interface has easy usability reminiscent of DropBox or Google Cloud, some of the large names out there, is laborious.
One newer enterprise cloud solution that has caught the attention of several reviewers is the Swiss based company, Tresorit. Originally, it seemed that the company had a very, very limited offering for free and premium accounts with far more features, including their well-advertised sense of security, limited to the business and enterprise accounts. Now, it seems they have discovered their niche market—the growing, digitized enterprise business—and made the smart choice to play to their strengths.
Tresorit Solo does exist for personal use but with free options like Google Drive and DropBox are available, this pricier option might be off putting. Especially since Solo does not include some of the best security features that Tresorit offers.
The features excluded in Solo are administrative policies & user control, team-level regulation of shared files, account manager and priority support, and onboarding training and migration assistance. Team-level control and administrative policies create permissions for users and connect their ability to edit, view, and manage files as needed. Managers have full control, an editor can do anything except delete and a reader can read but not alter the tresor (the Tresorit name for a folder).
Consistently across several reviews of Tresorit, there is one common complaint. Although Tresorit has a versioning system in place, if a file is deleted locally, it is automatically deleted in the cloud without any way to recover it. This can be problematic for users that utilize Tresorit for backing up files and accidentally delete something important. Most other cloud storage providers on the market have methods to recover deleted files.
Additionally, since all of the files uploaded in Tresorit’s Azure cloud are end-to-end encrypted, Tresorit, the company, has no access to reading the content of the files. This reaffirms the heightened securities that they advertise, but it also means that if a customer loses their password, that secured information in the cloud is essentially rendered useless. Tresorit allows the files to be wiped and a password re-set, but it is especially key that users remember their password.
For the business pricing, it costs $25/per user/per month, which is not the cheapest option available. However, the business plan does offer:
- 1,000 GB of storage
- Access on desktop, mobile, and browser
- Permission controls for file sharing
- Version recovery
- Password protected and encrypted sharing links
- Admin policy and user controls
- End-to-end encryption
- Swiss privacy (which are some of the best laws in the world)
- Encrypted backup
- Remote mobile wipe
- Revocation of shared files
- Granular access levels
And for the Enterprise level, the following features are added:
- Custom admin policies and controls
- Onboarding training
- Account manager and priority support
- Secure data room, digital rights management
For enterprise level pricing, companies will need to contact Tresorit on an individual basis to get a better sense of information.
Finally, the other largest differentiator of Tresorit in the business market cloud niche was the ease of usability. Every review made a point to highlight the fact and confirmed that even though it was obvious and user intuitive, the company was still clever enough to offer a trial run through and explanation of how to use the website. What makes the design so smart is that it follows the familiar interface of social media—a technological market that everyone is well-acquainted with so, the deploying and utilization of Tresorit may be achieved flawlessly by users.
With the wide variety of reviews appearing about Tresorit’s product and the excitement generated by these reviews, it is very likely that enterprises should begin to recognize the name and give the company some research.