As many companies move to a remote teleworking environment there is increased concern about how to keep sensitive data at rest secure. What can be done to provide workers with secure and stable storage using DataLocker’s centrally managed software solutions?
Encrypt local data allowing offline work if the Internet becomes temporarily clogged
SafeCrypt utilizes military-grade encryption and allows central IT to track stored data in its secure drives to quickly achieve compliance. SafeCrypt can be installed manually on any remote PC by the end-user or through regular central admin tools if the machine is under administrative control.
It is also possible to synchronize the locally encrypted data into any cloud service while still keeping company control over the encryption keys. This is extremely important and also allows failovers if one backup service goes down.
SafeCrypt can also be used even if networks temporarily fail, as some leading journalists fear as there is a surge to online services.
Lockdown USB ports, as machines are more likely exposed in unsafe environments
Many organizations have a sense of security regarding USB usage when laptops are mainly used at the office. But sending all the laptops to homes, environments that are less safe, heightens the risk that company laptops are used for school work, sharing, and more. This might be alright, we need to share resources, but it is reasonable to ensure that not any USB drive can be plugged into the corporate machine as the risk of malware and data breaches is significant. Administrators will also be in a hard position trying to sanitize machines remotely if USB malware hits. The better option is to deploy PortBlocker to remotely control which USB devices can be used. PortBlocker can easily be installed and enrolled by the worker to the SafeConsole cloud or on-prem server. It can also be installed automatically if the admin has central control of the machines.
Deployment of a SafeConsole SaaS trial with both SafeCrypt and PortBlocker can take as little as a few hours with the current workload for approving trials. The trial can then be turned into a production environment after licensing is complete.
As a leader in the field, DataLocker has a range of solutions that meet industry security standards.
DataLocker strives to serve our community and our customers by contributing pieces to the remote IT puzzle that we have available. Also, check out our secure USB storage products that can be used as encrypted storage or as secure laptop alternatives.