You may have been urged to find encryption services to help protect your organization’s data—but if you are a leader who is unfamiliar with information technology best practices or the technical side of managing data, the phrase “data encryption” might feel like techno jargon or simply like a vague concept without a concrete solution.

But the fact is, data encryption is critical to assuring your leadership team, your customers, your investors, and other valued stakeholders that you prioritize security and that your organization has taken steps aligned with industry best practices to prevent a data breach, leak, or error situation.

At DataLocker, data encryption is not just what we focus on, but what we excel in. And we have made it our mission to provide data encryption solutions that are easy to use and cost-effective (without forgoing military-grade security) to enterprises around the world.

What is data encryption?

Data encryption helps ensure that your information is protected and secured if it falls into the wrong hands—whether intentionally or unintentionally. By encoding your data through encryption, you make it unreadable to any unauthorized users who receive it.

Only authorized users can decrypt the data by using a password or encryption key, which gives them access to the data that has been stored on your hard drive, remote storage, or other information storage platform. This gives you and your leadership team the control to decide when data can be retrieved, where it can be retrieved, and who can retrieve it.

Instead of relying on a simple password, which can be guessed or hacked, or on physical locks and protection, data encryption scrambles your organization’s information, making it strictly inaccessible without the right verification key. Data encryption is the gold standard for protecting your most valuable and most sensitive data.

Why is data encryption important?

Gone are the days when you can store your valuable information under lock and key. In an era of big data, mass storage, and an increasingly remote workforce, data encryption is essential to ensure that only those who are supposed to have access to your information can read, edit, or transfer it.

And particularly in cases where your full staff or team does not have extensive information technology training (which is the case for many organizations), it can be difficult or even impossible to rely on each person taking the initiative and responsibility to properly secure all drives and devices. Plus, no matter how well trained or well intentioned, human error is a fact of life and even a small slip up can quickly put your data—and your organization—at risk.

Data encryption ensures that no matter how or where you have information collected and stored, it is protected from loss, damage, or misuse.

What is the technology behind data encryption?

DataLocker uses military-grade 256-bit encryption standards, which means that there are 1.1579 × 1077 possible keys to decrypt the stored information. How secure is that? The odds of guessing that key are like getting your March Madness bracket completely perfect . . . four times in a row. That is why DataLocker’s encryption technology is used by government and military agencies, legal institutions, the healthcare industry, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.

We use those security standards to build innovative products that serve our clients’ hardware, software, and management needs—allowing them to store, share, and secure all of their most important information. As a matter of fact, DataLocker owns more than a dozen patents for the technology we use. And because technology is changing and improving almost constantly, DataLocker stays on the cutting edge of industry best practices and advances in encryption to bring our customers the best solutions of the day.

How can data encryption be used?

DataLocker offers a wide portfolio of innovative products to leverage our data encryption technology. Combining state-of-the-art security with ease of use for our clients and their teams, our encrypted hard drives and encrypted virtual drives provide the storage space you need. And when you need to be able to safely and securely transfer data, our encrypted USB and flash drives and encrypted optical media (including both CDs and DVDs) provide a secure solution for removable media storage. We also want to make it possible to easily and securely manage your encrypted drives from anywhere in the world. With our central management solution and its easy-to-use interface, you can do just that.

These products can help you and your organization secure customer data, patient histories, business plans, financial transactions, employee information, sensitive communication, and more. Data encryption stores your data securely until the right parties are ready to access it at the right time.

How can DataLocker help?

The level of security that DataLocker provides for your data is not reflective of the level of expertise you need to use it. Our motto is Simply Secure because we believe in bringing encryption solutions that can help protect your organization’s data against both targeted attacks and the inherent risks of human error. There is no need to rely on intensive training and complicated processes and procedures when you can rely on DataLocker’s data encryption instead.

We are the leader in the data encryption industry, offering best-in-class data security solutions for organizations large and small who are dedicated to protecting their data from breaches, leaks, and mistakes.

Do not leave your organization open to exposure or a public relations nightmare. Make data encryption services a priority. Ready to learn how DataLocker can support your organization through simply secure data encryption? Contact sales@datalocker.com to request a sample or click here to request an evaluation!