Security of files and data stored in the cloud remains a major concern for customers

HERNDON, VA – November 17, 2014 — / — Apptix® (OSE: APP), the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, compliance & security, and IT solutions, today announced the results of a cloud storage survey that explored customers’ perspectives. TechValidate, an independent research organization, conducted the survey of over 7,000 Apptix customers in October 2014.

Key survey findings are listed below, based on responses from customers:

  • 44% of responding customers are using Dropbox for cloud storage today, 21% said Apple iCloud, 17% said Google Drive and 14% said Microsoft OneDrive (Source: TechValidate. TVID: AB6-979-687)
  • 78% were concerned with the security of their shared files in the cloud, while 21% were not at all concerned (Source: TechValidate. TVID: B7A-830-D03)
  • A Secure User Logon was listed as the most important consideration when choosing a cloud storage solution with Adherence to Compliance coming in in second place (Source: TechValidate. TVID: 086-70B-188)
  • 25% of responding customers cited HIPAA as a compliance standard their organization was subject to while 13% cited SEC/FINRA and yet another 13% cited PCI DSS (Source: TechValidate. TVID: 306-79E-FA5)

“As the survey results have confirmed, the need for more Enterprise file synchronization and sharing offerings is growing,” said Joe Cirillo, Vice President of Product Development for Apptix. “More companies are looking to secure their enterprise information assets, thus preventing leakage threats caused by users moving data through uncontrolled, commercial cloud services. Apptix offers not only a range of cloud storage options, but guidance and expertise to help businesses improve productivity and meet goals as well.”

About Apptix
Apptix (OSE: APP) is the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, compliance & security, and IT solutions to business of all sizes – from SOHO to Fortune 500 – and blue chip channel partners. Apptix is a Cloud services pioneer with over 500,000 users under contract around the world. Apptix’s comprehensive portfolio of Cloud solutions includes Microsoft Hosted Exchange email, VoIP, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Servers on Demand, and Enterprise Backup. Services are delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SSAE 16-compliant datacenters, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support. For more information, visit

About TechValidate
TechValidate is a trusted third-party research organization that directly interfaces with business and technology end users to collect and validate information about their deployments. More information is available at

Greg Matranga

Source: Apptix


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