It is crucial to ensure the security of the files uploaded by users, regardless of whether you utilize a content management or file transfer protocol. Unrestricted uploads create an attack opportunity and expose your customers’ personal information to unauthorized access. In general, you’ll need to save uploaded files in designated storage locations on your server, database or cloud storage service and return the file or a hyperlink to it to the user. You may also want to save any form data that is submitted with the file.

When it comes to protecting uploaded business files you’ll need a solution that validates content against a list of harmful file types and checks for viruses. It is vital that the software you select is compliant with any laws in your field or your country. If you are in the healthcare sector, your solution should be HIPAA-compliant. If you deal with EU citizens, your solution must be GDPR-compliant.

Many businesses have a large part of their work that is based on physical documents. These documents must be converted to digital versions. This can be scanned photographs or old contracts typed documents that need to uploaded for storage or collaboration. It’s also crucial to have the ability for people who are located in different locations or remote offices to collaborate on these documents with each other. This is typically accomplished by scanning the document and converting it to digital format. Then, it’s shared online with anyone who needs it.

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