UK’s First Enterprise-Class File Sharing Service Launched by Proact

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Proact has launched Probox, the UK's first enterprise-class file sharing and storage service. Using Probox, all business employees can now simply and securely share, access and sync all their work files across work teams and to their mobile devices automatically, instantly and continuously – anytime and anywhere. Probox uses the latest technology and best practice to safeguard company data, prevent unauthorised access and guarantee service availability.

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Mark Butcher, Commercial Director at Proact, explains: “Business users want a service that provides them with flexible and immediate access to their company data, but few IT departments have been able to provide this service until now."

Proact, Europe’s leading storage integrator and cloud services provider, today announces the launch of the UK’s first dedicated enterprise-class online file sharing and storage service, Probox. The new cloud service enables all business employees to simply and securely share, access and sync all their work files across work teams and to their mobile devices automatically, instantly and continuously – anytime and anywhere.

The increasing demand for access to shared files is forcing over 65% of workers to use unauthorised online file storage services to store business data, according to a Proact survey. Probox utilises the latest technology and best practice to safeguard data, prevent unauthorised access and guarantee service availability.

Mark Butcher, Commercial Director at Proact, explains: “Business users want a service that provides them with flexible and immediate access to their company data, but few IT departments have been able to provide this service until now. This means employees have had no choice but to flaunt regulations by using file sharing services that put the company at serious risk of data leakage with zero control of their data location or sharing controls and a total lack of service level or contractual agreement.”

“Probox enables businesses to ensure users retain ownership and control of their data with a secure service that has been built specifically with business use in mind. Probox has been designed with security at the forefront of its development, as opposed to being a bolt-on to the system. It therefore provides enterprise-class levels of availability, performance and security to even the most stringent businesses, ensuring their vital data is as safe and available as possible.”

Probox provides each employee with 20GB of personal storage space, instantaneously syncing their data to the cloud and to mobile devices, across a range of platforms including Mac, PC, iOS and Android. This enables them to securely access company files and folders whenever and wherever they are and on any device, negating the need for users to copy files to USBs or email documents to themselves.

Butcher explains: “Sharing files through Probox is more effective and secure than emailing documents to yourself and your work colleagues. Using Probox to share files means that only your intended recipient can open the file you share, nobody else. It enhances the speed of a sent email, as users send information via links rather than attachments. This means it is now possible to quickly and simply send complete folders of files rather than simply sending multiple individual documents.”

Probox also enhances business productivity and the security of company data. When a user accesses Probox their web browser and the data they transmit is securely protected by the same encryption methods used by major banks and government institutions.

For more information about Probox visit: http://www.probox.eu

To register your interest in a free 30-day trial of Probox visit: http://www.probox.eu/sign-up-to-probox.html

About Proact:
Proact is Europe’s leading independent storage integrator and cloud enabler. With operations in 13 countries, a group turnover of 250 M€ and 650 employees, Proact offers innovative solutions to deliver business agility and reduce risk.

Proact UK was formed in 2000 and has grown consistently, with a turnover of £60m and 180 employees. With a portfolio that covers all aspects of data storage, virtualisation, networking and security, we have successfully delivered over 3,500 projects and hold 11PB of data under management in the Proact Enterprise Cloud.

Since 1994 Proact shares have been listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm with ticker symbol PACT. Additional information about Proact is available at http://www.proact.co.uk.

Proact/Proact UK are trading names of Proact IT UK. Registered company number 03968273. ¬

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