How to Make Sure Your Users’ Files Aren’t Infected

Any well functioning company has some form of virus protection in place to take care of basic monitoring and quarantining of infected files. Though proven to be somewhat effective in avoiding intrusion or blocking major cyber attacks and direct hacking attempts, not all types of threats are going to come in one of these forms. Some malicious programs may develop from a program within your system or infected files uploaded into your app. The introduction of harmful files could be accidental or deliberate, and it only takes one extra sneaky infected program to thwart your company’s entire well-thought out cybersecurity plan.

One smart strategy to stay on top of this is to scan every file before it enters your system or network. That’s where Filestack comes in. Filestack Virus Detection, part of the Filestack Workflows suite, is Filestack’s newest tool, built to screen individual files for viruses, malware and other possible malicious programs. When malicious programs are spotted, Filestack has the power to quarantine them before they can infiltrate your system.

Filestack’s Virus Detection uses artificial intelligence to easily integrate into your application processes, providing top-of-the-line protection against harmful or malicious activity. Any infection could potentially spread into your company’s systems and even infect any files that your end users are uploading or downloading – not a great way to instill confidence in your brand.

Filestack Virus Detection also works at the individual document level, rather than network access points. For instance, users who receive any photo, video or audio file can upload it through Filestack and have the file automatically scanned before it is incorporated into any app.

Originally a file upload API for developers , Filestack has evolved into a useful suite of tools to help refine content processes. These tools, including Filestack Workflows, streamline digital asset management processes and make it significantly easier to upload and modify all sizes of files for your platform. This can improve productivity and performance, and how files and sites look and perform. With Filestack Virus Detection, developers can now take the extra step to ensure that files remain free of infection.

Configure Filestack Workflows to send alerts to users if an infection is found and quarantined until the malicious program is deleted. Filestack also can be configured within a company’s system to search for and detect files that may have certain names or behaviors, or even the names of common malware. This could be an extra safeguard for items your antivirus program may have overlooked.  

 

Virus Detection at Every Touchpoint

Infected code can hide virtually anywhere, so now is the time to invest in necessary measure to make sure that infected code doesn’t become harmful. While good training on document handling and up-to-date antivirus programs may both be useful tools for blocking basic malicious programs, infections can slip through the cracks. With Filestack Virus Detection, any user can potentially take a closer look at a potentially dangerous file and quarantine it before the file can do any harm to the network. This examination can be part of a normal routine, so dev teams won’t have to interrupt their development process to track down and remove a possible infection from an in-progress project. Slowing down or even stopping work due to infection can have a significant impact on the timeline of an entire project, not to mention it can face serious customer experience consequences.

Infected files can not only potentially impact and disrupt your end users but your whole company’s infrastructure. An investment today in protecting your application from malicious programs far outweighs the risk of going unprotected. To further discuss the benefits of Virus Detection and how it can work for your business, call us today at (888) 415-1885 or email us at sales@filestack.com.

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