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File-Sharing Protection

The sprawl of cloud office solutions has opened up new avenues for targeted attacks and data loss over file-sharing applications like Box and OneDrive.

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File-Sharing Protection

The Wild Wild West of Cloud-Hosted Files

The widespread adoption of file-sharing applications has expanded the threat surface and led to gaps in data visibility. Sensitive and confidential data can easily be shared with the wrong people, both within and across communication channels. Even worse is attackers exploiting public file-sharing folders to host malicious URLs and compromise high-value targets.

Targeted attacks and data loss over file-sharing solutions is prevalent because:

An (insecure) app for everything

Employees access a sprawling ecosystem of third-party apps, resulting in steep productivity gains but a steeper security decline.

Tough to measure dangerous actions

Many employee actions are legitimate but have the potential for data loss - a mass blocking of such actions is not possible.

Data loss across apps

Siloed security solutions have limited context behind sensitive data, paving the way for lateral data loss across cloud office applications.

Hosting malicious URLs is easy

Cloud hosted file-sharing makes it easy to host malicious links in public folders and launch downstream credential phishing attacks.

File-Sharing Security Challenges

Sensitive PII/PCI Disclosure

An employee is accidentally storing a document containing SSNs of their entire team in a shared Box folder.

Cloud-Hosted Zero Day Attacks

Attackers gain access to an employee’s Box credentials and host a zero-day link on Box to compromise high-value targets.

Lateral Data Loss

An employee downloaded sensitive data from email and shared it with noncompliant recipients over Box.

Confidential Data Leaks

An employee shared a Box link for a confidential document containing all your customer data with a contractor.

Armorblox Secures File-Sharing Applications

Spot disclosed PII/PCI and passwords

  • Detect unencrypted passwords, SSNs, bank account details, and other sensitive information stored in or shared over Box files
  • Deploy preconfigured policy actions that automatically block files containing sensitive data from being shared with noncompliant recipients

Stop phishing over file-sharing applications

  • Detect malicious URLs within files at rest or in transit
  • Automatically delete or quarantine malicious files with preconfigured policy actions

Prevent data loss across applications

  • Prevent sensitive/confidential data from being shared across messaging, email, and file-sharing services
  • Leverage behavioral baselines built from cross-channel learning

Leverage preconfigured policies

  • Enable policy actions that automatically prevent sensitive data loss (warn, block) as well as stop file-hosted phishing links (quarantine, delete)
  • Utilize continuously updated policies as attack and data loss indicators evolve with time


Protect File-Sharing Apps

Protect your business against malicious URLs, PII/PCI disclosures, and confidential data leaks over file-sharing applications

Lightning Fast Deployment

Connect to your file-sharing application over APIs and deploy enterprise-wide within minutes

Secure All Communications

Protect people and data across file-sharing, email, and messaging services through global and local learning

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