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Small Businesses, Big Secrets – Safe in a European Cloud

With younited for Business, worries about security, privacy and trust no longer need to keep SMBs from the productivity benefits of collaborating in the cloud.

Helsinki, Finland – May 13, 2014: Cloud collaboration offers big benefits for small and medium size business. Yet many businesses hesitate from jumping into the cloud due to security and privacy concerns. With younited for Business, F-Secure is erasing these barriers so SMBs can fully realize the productivity and moneysaving benefits of the cloud, but also know their business critical data is safe, secure and under their control.

45% of companies who don’t use a file syncing and sharing cloud solution name lack of control and security issues as the main reasons for not doing so.* On top of that, the Snowden revelations have further fueled companies’ concerns about privacy.

“Businesses worry about putting business critical information and company secrets in the hands of another company,” says Timo Laaksonen, Vice President of Content Cloud at F-Secure. “Is that company’s software vulnerable? Do they have proper privacy practices in place? Are there back doors? Younited for Business offers rock-solid security and encryption in a European cloud away from prying eyes, hosted by a Finnish company with 25 years of security expertise.”

With the cloud, less is more

Small and medium size businesses are constantly figuring out how to do more with less. The cloud is a perfect fit for them because with the cloud, less is more. Less physical hardware to take care of. Less emails with bulky attachments. Less investment in IT. Less files spread around on different devices. Younited for Business offers improved project management, better workflow, and immediate access to business information from anywhere, all resulting in higher productivity and better efficiency.

Collaboration. Email only goes so far when it comes to working on projects. With the Group Spaces feature in younited for Business, everyone on a team has the latest versions of a file and can contribute to common projects. Employees can share files with partners and customers, for easier collaboration on the outside too.

Anytime, anywhere access to files. Employees are working from outside the office more than ever before. But having easy access to the files they need is important to keep business rolling. Files are accessible from anywhere, with any device, so people can work on the go.

Never lose your data. Devices may come and go, but company data is always backed up. Go back in time with version control. And no matter what happens to a device, the data is for employee eyes only.

Younited for Business is the SMB version of younited for consumers, released last year. It can be managed through the same portal as F-Secure’s turn-key cloud security service, Protection Service for Business – so it’s easy to manage both security and cloud content all in one place.

Younited for Business is available currently in Europe, in three flexible storage options: 5GB, 100GB, and 500GB. It can be purchased through F-Secure’s trusted network of European reseller partners.

*F-Secure’s Digital Company Survey 2013 interviewed deciders and influencers of software purchases working at companies with up to 500 employees. Participants were from Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Poland and the USA. 805 respondents in total, with at least 100 per country. Respondents were 67% male and 33% female. Survey completed by GfK, November 2013.

More information:

younited.com/business
Video: Run Your Business with Younited!

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