Enterprises and businesses have the need to move extremely large files that contain highly sensitive information valuable to “black hats” [nefarious parties who want to steal their data for malicious or criminal intent]. This information, due to its very nature, could be highly damaging (to both a company's customers and financially to the company itself) if it fell into the wrong hands. Companies are therefore forced to securely move these files with either extremely inefficient manual means, such as physically breaking them up on to numerous disk drives and transporting them by hand to their destination, or compromise their security by moving them with legacy systems that have known exploits and vulnerabilities. Likewise, all current tools are either limited in the size of files they can transfer, or work so slowly that they become prohibitive to productive business.
Standard file transfer tools, like SCP, require holes in firewalls to function and are inherently slow with limitations on file sizes. Cloud-based transfer and storage tools have less limiting file storage space, but require an intermediary step for the temporary storage and handoff of files - increasing the surface area of attack vulnerability to hackers (even assuming the cloud-based provider deletes the file after the transfer completes). While there exist some peer-to-peer services, they are extremely slow, difficult to setup and maintain, and do not provide the required flexibility that a business requires from such a tool. Likewise, manual “sneaker-net” solutions (as mentioned above) for manually transferring files are extremely expensive, and require a high degree of trust in the individuals transporting the data.
Therefore there is a need to move high value, jumbo files efficiently and securely, preventing exposure to data leaks or hackers; and to do it all at a low cost. These files also need to be able to be sent anywhere in the world without leaving data on any intermediary servers as the file makes its way from source to destination.
WhiteStar Enterprise File, or WEF for short, is our solution to the aforementioned problem of secure bulk file transfers. WEF is an enhanced version of WhiteStar’s StarDrop system, which enables fully end-to-end encrypted file transfers, to and from virtually any device, anywhere in the world, with security natively built in. WEF moves files of any size with best-in-class speed and security. It runs on our hybrid peer-to-peer WhiteStar Network, which operates as a “Network as a Service” for secure applications. Equally important, file transfer speeds are as rapid as a local file transfer, but traverse the network in such a way as to be completely impervious to interception. Files transfer from point-to-point with no intermediate file retention, with built in fault tolerance should the link fail - preventing the need to resend the entire file. WEF was designed for enterprise data-center customers, and can be accessed via a simple to use CLI similar to SCP.
Key to WEF’s value proposition is its efficiency - both in speed and in cost. WhiteStar Communications recognizes that time is money, and getting your data from source to destination as quickly and securely as possible is paramount. WEF offers best-in-class transfer speeds while simultaneously costing roughly 10% of the cost to the customer of a typical file transfer system. This saves time and headache. The WhiteStar hybrid peer-to-peer network also contains built in AI-driven security to keep the network and all data on it completely secure.
WEF is accessed via a WhiteStar Enterprise subscription. Please visit www.whitestar.io in order to request more information from our sales department.