Sugarsync: Is It Safe?

Sugarsync: Is It Safe?

Believe it or not, cloud storage has just begun it’s life cycle in our heavily technological world. Kinks are still being worked out, methods are being innovated, and new approached are starting to unfold all to create the best cloud storage provider imaginable. Even though there are thousands of providers available on the market, there are just but a handful that are well known as being the superior programs. Sugarsync is one of these programs as it is known for it’s blazing fast backup speeds (which happen to be in real time) and it’s amazing ability to sync an unlimited amount of devices. Even though Sugarsync takes cloud storage to a new level, it does have its fair share of weaknesses.

The main reason why people invest in cloud storage is for the safety of it. People feel uneasy knowing that one single person could swipe their phone or their computer and instantly have access to their files and data. While the devices themselves come with security protocol, these can easily be bypassed. This is why storing information and backing up your files via the cloud is the preferred approach. This way a person can not physically grab it because everything could be miles and miles away on a secure server in an unknown location. With that said, these servers can still be hacked into – it’s just the nature of technology. Luckily for us however, many providers have installed high-tech and even military grade security to keep their servers from being hacked. On their servers are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of GB worth of data that can be taken. Fortunately, Sugarsync is known as being one of the most secure cloud storage providers out there. They not only have a 128-bit SSL encryption protecting file transfers, but then they add an extra layer of encryption with a 256-bit AES to their servers that do the actual storage.

It’s not too often you can find providers that go above and beyond to make sure your files are safe. Most providers just slap on a typical SSL encryption because it’s cheap, easy, but unfortunately very common. Some providers don’t have any security at all! Sugarsync however uses an AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) which is way harder to get through. While they don’t have a Blowfish encryption, which is top of the line encryption, they are still extremely secure with their 256-bit AES.

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