Here at Portal Architects, we know that information is an enterprise’s most valuable asset. It’s important to make sure that these assets are protected with the highest level of security – and that’s something that we take very seriously while transferring files.
SkySync serves as a piece of middleware connecting storage platforms; by default, the software does not control, edit, modify or otherwise deal with security directly while moving or synchronizing files across systems. The credentials used while adding connections determine how SkySync interacts with an organization’s existing IT environment.
Although the software sits behind an organization’s existing firewall, SkySync acts as an external user to storage systems, communicating with the platforms via their public API’s. What and how SkySync can access or modify is determined by the connection identity and credentials used during the “Add New Connection” process – the software will respect the permissions set on any platform and will receive “access denied” or other permissions-related errors if asked to perform jobs its underlying credentials do not have access to. Put simply, SkySync cannot access folders, drives, or any content areas where its connection identity does not have access.
While mapping user accounts or groups, administrators can configure SkySync to map permissions associated with each account. Additionally, permissions associated with certain file types will migrate across systems based on how the permissions are mapped between the source and the destination. In the event that permissions cannot be mapped, SkySync will inform the administrator during a Pre-Sync Analyzer, to ensure that no users receive content that they do not have permission to access.
SkySync is designed to work with an organization’s existing security measures, ensuring that mission-critical information is protected every step of the way.