Encryption vs. Full Disk Encryption
At present, there are many companies
offering full disk encryption software but few companies are offering file
encryption software. The reason is that file encryption needs a longer developing
time to study every application and it is necessary to be compatible with every
application when the encryption system is running on every computer. Having
conquered this challenge, ViaControl takes the lead in launching the file
encryption function in order to completely secure the valuable information for
different organizations, including companies, governments, charities, financial institutions and educational sectors. The FEM has been
tested on a large number of computers for over one year. ViaControl guarantees
to provide customers with a stable, easy-to-use, secure and fast file
Shortcomings of Full Disk Encryption
It only protects the files stored in local encrypted hard drives but
cannot protect the files transferred via email, IM applications, FTP and other
applications. Once the files are sent to insecure environment, the protection
is completely gone and your data in the files are at risk.
Cannot effectively protect the files stored on local drives. If a hacker
gains access to the computer at run-time, he can access all files.
Cannot limit the file operations like copy, paste, delete, print, print
screen and move. Data can be easily leaked if the internal users intentionally
copy and paste the contents to emails, IM applications, or forums. Confidential
information may easily leave your company without anyone’s notice.
If the disk encryption system crashes, all the files stored in the
computer will be lost. This will cause a huge loss for the company.
Advantages of ViaControl FEM
l ViaControl FEM protects data at rest, in use and in motion. No matter the files are stored in local computer, removable storage, mobile devices, or transferred via Internet/Intranet, ViaControl FEM keeps the files secure. It effectively prevents data leaks.
l 100% automate and transparent file encryption. Users do not need to manually encrypt the files and input any encryption key.
l Automate file decryption within the authorized corporate environment. Only authorized users have the permissions to automatically decrypt files. If other users want to decrypt the files, they need to send decrypt requests to IT manager and
wait for the approval.
Effective file sending control. Users cannot send encrypted
files out. They need to send request to IT manager and wait for the approval
before they can send out the encrypted files.
Strong authentication. When encrypted files are sent to
external target recipients, the external recipients need to be authenticated before
they can access the encrypted files. The ViaControl FEM ensures that the
outgoing files are in the appropriate people’s hands.
Powerful file use control. ViaControl FEM not only empowers you to
control the internal users’ file operations like read, write, delete, print
screen, print and move, but also empowers you to control the file use when the
files are sent to external recipients (business partners, producers, agents,
etc.). Besides the file operation restrictions, you can also limit how many
times external recipients can open the encrypted files, or setting the date
which the access right of the files will be expired.
ViaControl FEM enables you to build a clear and well-organized corporate
file system. Different Users in different job positions can have different
security clearance to access different files with respective security levels in
respective security zones.
Modular architecture enables you to tailor
the DLP solution to suit your needs. You can buy your favorite modules based on
your data protection requirements. Moreover, additional module is easy to be
added to your existing ViaControl system. If you already installed ViaControl
on your computers and want to add the file encryption module, what you need to
do is to upgrade the product serial number of the ViaControl server.
Centralized and integrated policy
settings for file encryption. Administrator can centrally manage the whole corporate
document system via the ViaControl console. Through one workstation,
administrator can efficiently control the data security of the whole
Only the files created or modified by the specified authorized
applications will be encrypted. Unnecessary files created by unauthorized
applications are not encrypted.
Uses commercial grade encryption algorithm AES 256 and another strong encryption
algorithm triple-DES to encrypt plaintext into ciphertext. You can choose which
algorithm you want to use for encrypting your data.
Supports silent installation. ViaControl FEM will not affect end users’