Finding the perfect cloud storage solution for your personal life can be difficult, confusing, and disheartening. What are some key features to look out for, and how can you find a solution that protects your privacy as enthusiastically as it protects your files?
How are you using it?
The first thing to consider when selecting a file-sharing solution, it is important to first understand for what you will be using the software. File-sharing solutions tend toward a certain niche, and will therefore be a better option for your personal use.
Some file-sharing and storage solutions like Google Drive stake their claim on being more available than others. The same is broadly true for iCloud. By being the solution that is immediately available to smartphone users, Google and Apple are able to net a large audience.
These file-sharing solutions may be an excellent choice for many users, but users looking to protect their data from Big Tech will find that Google Drive and iCloud are insufficient. Similarly, if your use case involves sharing and storing personal information, something broadly available may not have robust security methods in place.
Size limits and end-to-end encryption may not be available with many mainstream Big Tech file storage offerings.
Benefits to Look Out For
Once we push past the lacking features that something like Google Drive offers its users, we can begin looking at more specific and advanced file-sharing features.
Advanced Security Features
- Metadata Preservation: Many file-sharing services will strip the metadata from a file in the name of saving space. With a file-sharing service like AXEL Go, users are able to protect all of the crucial data buried deep within a photo file or a document that needs to prove it has never been tampered with.
- Blockchain-Backed Security: Blockchain technology is unique in its ability to log and verify data. A file-sharing service that uses a blockchain to verify the legitimacy of a file-sharing session is exponentially more secure than more standard, centralized storage methods.
- eSignatures: With eSignatures, any PDF can become a binding contract. We can use eSignatures in conjunction with a suite of security measures to make freelance business dealings quick and secure.
- Two-factor Authorization: We often use two-factor authorization to protect our login information on social media or when logging into government services over the internet. 2FA can be used to protect link-based shares from unauthorized access. Protecting the ease of use with a customized password is an excellent way to ensure that convenience does not come at the cost of security.
Join AXEL Go
AXEL Go is a file-sharing service that has been built to accommodate as many needs as possible. We are not simply a convenient method of storage. AXEL Go sits on the cutting edge of privacy and security. With AXEL Go, your files are encrypted from end to end, your data is never sold to brokers, and your file-sharing experience is streamlined down to the click.
Give AXEL Go a try for free today, and see how your file-sharing needs can be met without sacrificing security or integrity.