The Web Portal: Why It’s About Much More Than File Sharing

The web portal is in serious demand, and a recent collision on a small street reveals why.

Several days ago on Jan 21 2017, a FedEx truck collided with a FrontRunner train in North Salt Lake City, Utah, roughly 20 miles from the eFileCabinet corporate office in Lehi, Utah. Although we are grateful there were no serious injuries resulting from the incident, we want to discuss an important aspect of the collision; an aspect on which the news has remained astonishingly silent: What happened to the information lost in the crash?

The video of the incident clearly reveals that the collision sent the items and files in transport into midair. Although the driver was unaffected due to FrontRunner hitting only the cargo portion of the truck, we are sure once his shock settled that he realized the information he was shipping had been churned amok in the bleary winter storms for which Utah has become well-known. Better yet, we are sure FedEx was concerned with the same results of the crash. After all, the company’s purpose is to safely and successfully ship information between parties via ground.

However, this crash means that even in the event of an attempt to recover the information in transit, a good portion of it was likely lost or damaged (perhaps even to the extent that some of the items were ruined). And even if the crash had occurred in a dryer part of the US, that could’ve been even worse for FedEx: information that’s supposed to be classified may have been picked up and viewed by unwelcome parties without the snow blotting it out in the background.

We’ve had a similar incident occur last year, when our web developer had a USPS truck crash into his backyard fence, ravaging wedding ceremony plans in his family.

The good news is that there’s an alternative to FedEX and USPS. As great as these companies have been, they’re an outdated resource for companies and (even consumers) who want to securely share a high volume of large files. Not only because of the security issues and dangers traditional ground shipping imposes, but also because of the amount of time it takes to ship information this way. The alternative is the web portal.

Our web portal, SecureDrawer, lets you not only share a large numbers of files (up to 70), but also lets you share files of any size at this volume. It also lets you do so in a secure fashion. With bank grade encryption, secure socket layer (SSL) protection, and the ability to share information between parties without even removing the document from the vault is what makes it a far superior option to ground shipping, email (which is breach-susceptible), and traditional snail mail.

Additionally, whereas this FrontRunner and FedEx truck collision likely lost customers for FedEx, SecureDrawer helps those who use it to actually gain customers. With a custom branded URL for SecureDrawer users, every client or customer who wants to exchange information with you via SecureDrawer will visit your SecureDrawer page under your website’s domain, therein increasing traffic to your domain and increasing your web presence.

But that leaves the credibility of a secure file sharing system alone unmentioned: Those who rely on SecureDrawer to send sensitive information in transit will also have customers and clients who appreciate the security of the service so much, they will likely be willing to pay your business a fee to use it. We live in an era of data breach, and protection is everything for consumers letting businesses handle their sensitive information.

Just think about this upcoming tax season: If you’re a consumer, give your business to a CPA who uses SecureDrawer (there are plenty), and if you’re a CPA yourself, don’t send a W-2 through email or snail mail. For all you know, it could be intercepted or, even worse, captured in a news clip of a FedEx truck collision.

 

By | 2017-01-24T15:30:25+00:00 January 24th, 2017|
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