Floppy DiskSharing data using email can be a security threat. You can never know when you’re system is hacked or infected by a virus. Also, because of file size limitations of attachments, sharing large files can be a problem. The best way to share files securely is through an online media storage service.

Sharing files through email has its disadvantages. If you need to email big files, you may need to split the file into several pieces and send it part by part. Once the recipient receives the segmented files, s/he can merge the files to view the original data. This is a tedious process and a lot of people wouldn’t bother to do this.

You can share large files with others using FTP storage service. It has SSL over FTP to encrypt your files during transfer. Multiple users can login to your account at a time so you can all view the files simultaneously. If you need to share proprietary information with other companies especially the ones overseas, this service can greatly help you. You can also set several user levels to have specific file access restrictions.

Online storage service makes sharing of large files to other companies easy. It is secure, fast and reliable. SmartFile offers this service with a free 14 day free trial.

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