Browse Securely on Open Wi-Fi Networks

With the increased popularity of Firesheep, surfing the Internet via an open wireless connection (like those found at coffee shops) has become an increasingly risky proposition. What is Firesheep, you ask? It’s a free browser extension that allows the user to look at what other users at their Wi-Fi hotspots are doing and start browsing [...]

Understanding Encryption

Encryption is “the process of transforming information…to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.” Encryption is used to protect both data “at rest” (i.e.: files stored on a computer or on a memory stick) and data in transit (such as sending large files via a system like FilesDIRECT). Used by governments and [...]

Better Passwords

A recent article from Gizmodo goes into the finer details of password creation, and tells it to us straight: our passwords are probably not secure enough. Why, you ask? Because they’re probably spread over too many sites, is too personal and too short. This is not a minor issue. The article points out that the [...]

Megaupload Shut Down

In what the U.S. Justice Department is calling “one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever”, internationally renown file-sharing site Megaupload (according to the Department of Justice, they had more than 50 million daily visitors and accounted for 4% of total Internet traffic worldwide) were shut down in a series of raids coordinated by the [...]

Is my credit card secure?

Your credit card information is completely safe with FilesDIRECT: we use to handle all our transactions, who provide 128-bit SSL encryption on all transactions, and are regularly audited for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, HIPAA, GLBA, and many others. In addition, your credit card number is also encrypted prior to saving for billing purposes. [...]

Can I protect the files I send with a password?

You sure can. Just enter the password you want to use in the “Download Password” field before you send your file.

Is my data secure?

Absolutely. Your data is protected through a variety of different means: The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptographic protocol ensures the privacy and reliability of all large file uploads and downloads. 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) file encryption is also used to protect against any unauthorized access of our clients files. 128-bit encryption is the level [...]

File Sharing for Architects

Architecture is a field that greatly benefits from file sharing technologies - they allow for secure collaboration with clients and coworkers, greatly speed up design briefs and reduce project costs (like courier fees). Internet file sharing lets plans be accessed (by authorized users) from any location (even in the field) without needing to set up [...]

Secure File Transfer and the Legal Industry

It goes without saying that law firms handle very sensitive documents. Traditionally, these documents were just that - paper files that could number in the hundreds or thousands of pages, depending on the case. But continuing advances in digital communications have made needing to courier huge files a thing of the past. An increasing number [...]

Secure File Transfer for Police

Law enforcement is  difficult work, and sharing data between police forces, rehabilitation and associated groups can be hard: secure file transfer can help your team by creating a file sharing system that can only be accessed by authorized personnel. One of the biggest challenges is making sure that all of the crucial data is shared [...]