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Interested in cloud-based file sharing services but still have questions? Three points to help you make the right decision!

By Arief Fatkhurozi 01 December, 2021

More and more companies are embracing cloud services due to their convenience and ease of use, and as file sharing is becoming an essential service for safe and easy data exchange, cloud computing is gaining even more popularity.

However, while cloud services offer many benefits to businesses, security can still be a major problem. Despite the obvious advantages of using the cloud, there are understandably some people with concerns about security and usability who are not ready to take the plunge. Therefore, when getting ready to implement cloud computing, it is extremely important to choose a reliable service provider. In this article, we will focus on three key points regarding security that you should always consider when choosing a cloud-based storage service.
 

1. Data center safety

When you use a cloud service, your data will be stored in the data center of the service provider. In terms of security, it is very important to check what safety and security measures are being taken in the data center.
One specific way to do this is to refer to the "Data Center Facility Standards" defined by the Japan Data Center Council. This set of standards was created to meet global realities but has been revised to address specific situations in Japan, such as its high levels of seismic activity. The standards are divided into four tiers (Tier 1 to Tier 4) and can be used to assess the service level of the data center.

As for data center location, you may wonder if domestic or international data centers are better. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. In the case of Cloudmatika’s domestic data center, it is located in Jakarta and Cikarang, which is considered to be less susceptible to natural disasters due to its location and geographical features. Also, it is classified as the Tier 3 level standard in the aforementioned Data Center Facility Standards.
 

What is the Tier 3 standard?

- A higher level of safety is ensured against disasters, such as earthquakes and fires, than in regular buildings.
- Redundant facilities are in place that can continue to provide computing services even if some facilities are temporarily shut down, such as for equipment maintenance.
- Access control to the building and server room is implemented.
-Operation reliability for assumed end-users is 99.98% or higher.


Location affects data transfer rate

The data transfer speed can also be affected by the location of the data center. Although the actual specs can differ depending on each cloud service, as your data is actually stored in one physical location, the distance between you and your data can be an important factor in terms of speed and usability.
In this regard, the Cloudmatika data center is ideally located in Jakarta dan Cikarang, where our head office is also based in Jakarta.
 

2. Service management system

In the cloud storage industry, there are a variety of ways that businesses manage their data storage and server maintenance. In order to avoid the risk of information leaks or compromise, it is recommended to choose a service that has the full range of information security measures and network redundancy.
 

Cloudmatika provides 24-hour support and complete security measures

Cloudmatika's customer service is always available by telephone or chat from 09:00 to 17:00 WIB to address your questions and concerns. Of course, you can contact us by email at any time.
In addition, in case of server downtime as a result of server trouble or hardware failure, emergency calls are accepted 24 hours a day.

In addition, Cloudmatika has achieved stable operations with the highest standards of security policy, utilizing more than 20 years of experience in providing hosting services, such as network redundancy and in-house power generation facilities, in addition to thorough security measures certified by ISO27001 (ISMS).
 

3. Data transfer encryption

Encryption is an essential part of cloud service security. Instead of transferring data in its “raw” state, it is encrypted with one or more mathematical techniques and a password to maintain data confidentiality. As it is one of the strongest ways to keep your data safe, it is highly recommended to choose a service with the most up-to-date encryption.
 

What is AES-256?

In a nutshell, AES is one of the various methods of "encryption.” AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is a new encryption technology that was approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001 that has become the current standard encryption algorithm for communication data. 

AES uses "symmetric key cryptography," in which the same encryption key to encrypt and decrypt (undo what has been encrypted) is applied. In this case, the longer the cryptographic key data is used for encryption and decryption, the more secure it is. The length of the cryptographic key is called the "key length" and is generally expressed in "bits."

The previous standard was called DES (Data Encryption Standard), which had a shorter key length of 56 bits and was vulnerable to brute force attacks. In comparison, AES has a longer key length than DES, with a choice of 128, 192, or 256 bits. In other words, AES itself is the most secure encryption technology as of 2021, and AES-256, which has the longest key length, is the strongest encryption method at present.
 

Cloudmatika FileBoxprovides security and peace of mind

Cloudmatika FileBox, a file-sharing service for corporations provided by Cloudmatika, uses AES-256 encryption to ensure the best protection and privacy for our clients. In addition, it also employs two-factor authentication and SSL for the web management screen, providing even greater security to keep your valuable data safe.
Easy and secure cloud adoption with Cloudmatika FileBox.

Choosing a reliable and secure service provider can be one of the most important steps when implementing a cloud computing system. With a service that provides a solid data management system, you get all the advantages and convenience of the cloud without having to worry about security.

Cloudmatika FileBox manages data with a system that puts security front and center. Our servers are operated and maintained by the skilled and dedicated staff at our own domestic data center, and your data is protected with the latest encryption technology from storage to transfer. While not only focusing on security, this service also offers an unlimited number of users and a large, 1TB capacity for as low as Rp. 450.000 per month (tax included, 3-year contract), a high-cost performance ratio that makes it a popular choice for many businesses.