Shellabarger was familiar with SecuriSync® by Intermedia and began a trial of the service at AAPC. After evaluating SecuriSync against each of the use cases listed above, AAPC decided to move forward with a broad deployment for over 300 users. “SecuriSync checked all our boxes, and more. It combines both backup and file sharing together in a solution that’s easy for employees to use, but also includes the security and protection features that we required,” says Shellabarger. Especially critical to the decision was the audit log, which tracks when and with whom SecuriSync files and folders are being shared.
SecuriSync, like nearly all Intermedia services, is HIPAA compliant. “That Intermedia was able to sign a BAA with AAPC was a huge plus” for Shellabarger.
AAPC took a phased approach to rolling out SecuriSync for its employees. In the first phase, they deployed SecuriSync in a backup capacity. “Nobody has to do anything, but their files are being automatically backed up, whenever changes are made, even files stored on the desktop or in the My Documents folder,” said Shellabarger. They then let employees know that they could access SecuriSync files from mobile devices and the web. A number of departments have begun to collaborate with folder sharing, and the auditing division has set up secure folder sharing with external business partners.
Shellabarger added, “Our employees really like SecuriSync, and because it’s so easy to use we’ve been able to transition them off less secure, consumer-grade file sync and share services like Dropbox®.” Shellabarger expects to be able to fully replace file servers several months in the near future, as well as be able to migrate off other solutions being used for endpoint backup, file sync and share, and file transfer throughout the enterprise. He estimates SecuriSync will eventually save AAPC $200,000 annually as a replacement for other file management services.