Amazon EC2: File and Disk Encryption with SafeNet ProtectFile


SafeNet ProtectFile provides data security with automated file encryption of unstructured data contained in network drives and file servers. 

SafeNet ProtectFile is deployed in tandem with SafeNet KeySecure, and encrypts flat files that contain sensitive data, such as text documents, spreadsheets, bitmap images, and vector drawings. Encryption keys and policies are managed on the SafeNet KeySecure appliance, improving security and reducing operational overhead.

The solution combines encryption and access control policies to protect designated folders and files residing on file shares and network drives. SafeNet ProtectFile enables data-centric security by rendering files containing sensitive data useless to attackers. As opposed to systems that secure a perimeter or device, ProtectFile secures the data itself, ensuring that files are protected regardless of where files reside or where they are sent.

Administrators can set policies to encrypt particular folders and files, granting access only to authorized individuals or groups. When a folder is selected for protection, any file that is deposited in the folder is automatically encrypted.

 

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