Public cloud storage services like Box and Dropbox are designed to store everything on their infrastructure and transfer all of your data through their servers. Not only is this expensive for them to operate as evidenced by Box’s huge losses, but it also hands over control of your critical data to a 3rd party provider. This exposes sensitive information to hackers and business-critical data can be hit by frequent outages that can last for days at a time, totally beyond your control.
Transporter is designed to leverage your existing infrastructure and put you back in total control of your data. As appliances you own and deploy, Transporters can be placed in secure locations that you choose giving you 100% control over where your data is stored. Data is automatically synced across your Transporters allowing you to also control the level of redundancy to ensure continued operations in any situation.
Connected Data’s central service is used to establish secure, encrypted connections between authorized Transporters in a similar fashion to how Skype works. Once an authorized connection is established, the data and metadata are encrypted at the source using military-grade AES-256 encryption and then transferred directly from Transporter to Transporter. Your data is never stored in the cloud and private encryption keys are generated and maintained directly on the devices ensuring that no one – not even Connected Data – has access to or visibility into your data.
Another benefit of Transporter’s distributed model is it allows corporate IT to place appliances directly in locations with limited Internet bandwidth to improve performance. Getting fast Internet service at remote offices and temporary locations like construction sites can be both costly and difficult. Using public cloud services can compound this issue as they have to transfer every new or modified file over the Internet, even if it is only being shared between local employees. The Transporter range includes appliances designed specifically for small offices that are intelligent enough to handle a majority of the file transfers on the local network to reduce the Internet bandwidth used and make your remote workers more productive.