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FileCloud Provides a Seamless Solution for Sharing Files with China

Great Firewall of China

The Great Firewall of China was enforced to regulate and control internet use and file sharing in China. Due to these restrictions, it’s difficult for companies to collaborate with partners and stakeholders within China. There is also restricted access to many foreign websites and slow cross-border internet traffic from China.

Dropbox and China

Even if you come across a file-sharing platform to send large files to China, there will be problems with slow data rates and broken connectivity. File-sharing services like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Box simply don’t work in China. Enterprises need an alternative reliable solution for sharing with China.

FileCloud and China

FileCloud Enterprise Online is an enterprise file share and sync (EFSS) solution that is used by many companies in China. FileCloud is a secure platform that enables you to share large files across China without a VPN. With FileCloud, files and libraries sync easily and speedily in any country, including China.

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Send Large Business Files to China Securely

File sharing between China and the US or Europe can be slow, unreliable, and at times, impossible. This is due to restrictions and latency filtering at China’s international gateway (the Great Firewall of China). Using FileCloud, your workforce both inside and outside of China can share files instantly without the need for a VPN. Users in regions like the USA and Europe can instantly sync or download at fast speeds.

Access Files in Mainland China Without a VPN

FileCloud can be accessed without a VPN easily when hosted outside China. VPN restrictions are very complex in China. For businesses sharing files between China and rest of the world, FileCloud is a perfect enterprise solution for secure team collaboration.

Share Files Without Limits

Organizations collaborating with teams in China depend on external file sharing solutions to share documents with clients, vendors, and customers. With FileCloud, you can easily organize, manage, and protect sensitive documents for sharing with both internal and external users. For example, you can share business files publicly with or without a password. Without password security, anyone with the right link can access the files. Password-protected sharing requires a password for access.

FileCloud offers many advanced file-sharing options, including its industry-first Zero Trust File Sharing® for total control over your data. You can see a detailed list of FileCloud features here.

File-Sharing Permissions

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With FileCloud, you can set granular file and folder permissions to protect sensitive information. These include:

  • View-only file shares
  • Private file shares for sensitive business information
  • Expiry dates on file shares for limited time access
  • Password-protected shares
  • Download restrictions
  • Email notifications on file sharing activities

Enhance Team and Client Communication

Our simple but extensive client portal makes it easy for your clients and team to access and edit necessary files, anywhere, anytime, from any device. Users can log in to FileCloud’s easy-to-use interface at their convenience, creating a dynamic and seamless collaboration experience.

Ensure the Security of Your Files

Our client portal offers powerful data encryption, with full security capabilities for files at rest and in transit. You’ll be able to conduct business secure in the knowledge that documents with sensitive financial and personal information are fully protected, whether you’re sharing internally or externally. With FileCloud’s on-premises solution, your data remains completely within your control. Granular permissions empower you to retain full authority over who can access your files, as well as the access levels you grant to specific users.

Get Insights on the Latest File Activities

FileCloud offers share analytics, detailed audit logs (What, When, Who, and How activity), and activity notifications to know when the files are viewed, downloaded, and modified by clients.

Great, Streamlined Guest User Experience

Unlike SharePoint and Google Drive, FileCloud doesn’t require clients to have an existing account to receive files. FileCloud automatically creates a free guest account for clients when you share a file or a folder.

Transfer Files Securely

Create a secure link or QR code to share files or folders with any user. You can even edit files or upload new versions without having to change the original link or QR code.

Retain Full Visibility and Control

Detailed audit logs and alerts let you know when your files have been accessed or downloaded. You can also control whether users can print, edit, move, or download your files.

Preview Files Without Downloading

When you send files via FileCloud, they can be immediately previewed from any device. External users don’t need to register, as a guest account is automatically created for them.

Save Everything Centrally

You can create folders and share them immediately. Additionally, you can control each user’s access permissions at a granular level. You can assign permissions at file, folder, and sub-folder level.

Work in Encrypted Team Folders

FileCloud secure sharing enables you to share business files and folders only with your team, and to choose who can view, edit, delete, or share information.

Share Large Files Seamlessly

Unlike other file-sharing platforms, you can upload large files seamlessly to FileCloud without worrying about loss of connectivity. With FileCloud’s built-in Resumable Uploads feature, you can continue uploading once connectivity is restored.

Manage User Rights & Changes

Manage team folders with different user rights, track changes in files, and restore old versions as needed with FileCloud’s unlimited file versioning capabilities.

Work via FileCloud Drive

With FileCloud, you can access and share large volumes of files directly on your network drive and seamlessly sync from your desktop. This requires very little hard disk space.

Share Folders with Ease

You can right-click a folder and choose from the options to share it directly. Alternatively, you can open it with FileCloud and invite your team to view, edit, upload, or share business files. This process turns files and folders into shared workspaces.

Avoid Data Loss

A stolen laptop or a hard disk crash no longer means data loss or leakage. You can store all your working documents and projects securely in FileCloud cloud storage. If a device is lost or stolen, simply ensure your admin blocks it, and you can access FileCloud from another device.

Safeguard Files with DRM

Digital Rights Management (DRM) helps you to retain control over files even after distribution. With FileCloud, you can restrict access rights and retain full traceability, without compromising on ease of collaboration. Enforce policy controls, track file activity, and revoke access at any time to sensitive files.

Comply with Regulations Easily

FileCloud’s Compliance Center simplifies adherence to vital global regulations for full data privacy. Best practices are provided, with configurations at your fingertips to ensure the correct settings are in place to adhere to privacy requirements. You can generate customized audit reports and view a dashboard for full visibility over organizational compliance.

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File Share and Multi-Device Access

FileCloud can provide access to files through desktop and mobile apps that are simple to use. By connecting to existing storage in your enterprise, such as Windows network drives, FileCloud operates as a single access point for files across the enterprise.

As a core business team working within and outside China, you or your colleagues may be sending large files to and from China. If you do not have access to your laptop at any given time, you can simply use the FileCloud app on your mobile device to share files instantly.

Whether through FileCloud online, on a Windows network drive, on-premises storage, or a FileCloud server, FileCloud provides you with single interface to access, sync, and share files on any device from anywhere.

Change the Way You Manage Data

File-sharing automation is necessary for any business enterprise. As secure file transfer increasingly becomes a business imperative, automation proves its worth. Manual methods leave too much room for human error, such as users uploading to the wrong folders, forgetting passwords, or accidentally deleting folders.

Automation of processes such as upload, download, notifications, sharing, and other security measures, minimizes risks for enterprises. FileCloud’s workflow automation rules allow business users to manage and share data efficiently and securely.

Large File-Sharing Support

Many businesses require the transfer of large files as part of their day-to-day operations. Email providers often set size restrictions on file attachments, and even with encryption, email attachments present some security vulnerabilities.

Most well-known enterprise file-sharing platforms like Dropbox have size limitations on large file sharing. FileCloud, on the other hand, allows unlimited file sizes for large file sharing to enable hassle-free file transfers.

Safe File Sharing

Data exchange between sites and partners is at the core of many business processes. All file transfers are tracked by FileCloud and can be viewed by those with Admin access. A User Shares Report provides comprehensive information about the share activity. FileCloud allows you to monitor for unauthorized file activity and receive alerts for abnormal usage patterns. These options are unavailable with most FTP-based file-transfer solutions.

If guaranteed delivery is a requirement, secure sharing is the way to go. FileCloud enables safe file share along with other measures like data loss prevention and security features.

Security Features

For external file transfers, data transfer can be risky without the right security measures in place. For many enterprises sharing sensitive, proprietary, or classified data, an enterprise file share and sync (EFSS) solution with a high level of built-in security is non-negotiable.

FileCloud security features include:

  • 256-bit AES SSL encryption at rest
  • Active Directory integration
  • Two-factor authentication (2FA)
  • SSO (single sign-on)
  • Granular user and file sharing permissions
  • Client application security policies
  • Automatic antivirus scanning of files
  • Unlimited file versioning
  • File locking
  • Endpoint device protection
  • Comprehensive HIPAA-compliant audit trail
  • GDPR compliance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What file sharing service works in China?

The Great Firewall of China regulates internet usage and file sharing to and from China, as well as within China. As a result, only a few file-sharing solutions can share files in China without a VPN. FileCloud provides a secure, speedy service that is fully functional in China.

How can I share large files with China?

Many of the file-sharing solutions that work in China enforce file size limits, which means they don't work if you need to send a large file. FileCloud supports large file transfer to China. There is no file size limit on uploads or downloads.

Does FileCloud work effectively in China?

FileCloud is one of a few software solutions that functions globally with consistently fast and secure performance, including in China. It also includes robust security measures and flexible sharing options. Users can also take advantage of a host of great features, including file versioning, encrypted team folders, granular folder permissions, and smart classification systems.

What are the best ways to share files with collaborators?

FileCloud offers a variety of ways to share files, ensuring that teams and collaborators have the right level of access and protection. Options include private file sharing (sharing with known contacts), temporary file sharing (sharing with expiry dates), password-protected sharing, download restrictions, and share-related notifications. For highly sensitive business data, you can also use FileCloud's unique Zero Trust File Sharing® functionality.

What is the most secure file-sharing product?

FileCloud’s on-premises solution offers powerful encryption capabilities that protect files at rest and in transit, whether recipients are internal or external. Advanced admin and user settings help to ensure data remains within your control. Setting permissions provides another layer of protection by limiting how files can be accessed. FileCloud Online is an enterprise file share and sync (EFSS) solution that is used by many customers in China. It is a secure platform that enables you to share large files across China without a VPN. Files and libraries sync with ease and speed in any country with FileCloud, including China.

Which cloud storage solution works in China?

Cloud storage providers based in China, such as Baidu Cloud, work well within that country, but they often fail to perform when moving data beyond the Great Firewall. Even large-scale, global providers with access may not function well. FileCloud is a solution with demonstrated proficiency in China, in relation to access, speed, and performance.

Can WeTransfer be used to share files with China?

WeTransfer, a file transfer service headquartered in the Netherlands, is currently blocked in China. FileCloud is a good alternative for sending files to China. FileCloud provides the best secure file transfer service, with workflow automation and SFTP. The on-premises solution ensures data sovereignty and secure collaboration, without latency issues or VPN reliance.

Does Dropbox work for sharing files with China?

Although Dropbox is a widely recognized file-storage and sharing solution, it has been blocked in China since 2014. Some users pair Dropbox with a VPN to access and share files with China, but this workaround is often slow and unsuccessful.

What distinguishes FileCloud from Google Drive and Dropbox?

Like Google Drive and Dropbox, FileCloud enables users to upload, download, share, and view data. Users can also organize data through a folder-based directory. However, FileCloud promotes user autonomy through advanced features, including portal customization, data residency options, data leak protection, password-protected sharing links, and much more.

Where is FileCloud Enterprise Online hosted?

FileCloud Enterprise Online is a great option for teams who wish to get started quickly by having their site hosted by FileCloud. The team immediately gains access to a powerful, end-to-end file sync, share, and mobile access solution on AWS Cloud infrastructure, without the technical complexity of hosting themselves.

Can FileCloud be used in USA?

Yes, FileCloud is widely used in the United States, as well as throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. As a cloud-agnostic platform, FileCloud can be self-hosted on-premises or by a public cloud IaaS provider like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. FileCloud also provides advantages for security and administrative autonomy.


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