Operation of Kryptera
How Kryptera can lead to major cost savings in your organization
- Extremely fast mass encryption and decryption of files, and directories of files.
- Can rapidly process extremely large files such as movies and television shows.
- Efficient offline backup.
- More peace of mind - even if attackers get in, encrypted files cannot be used.
- Hassle free - no need for key management or file passwords.
The problems with passwords & private keys
- Most encryption technology uses passwords or private keys
that require key management.
Kryptera does not.
- A weak password can be guessed, or cracked using dictionary attacks.
- A reused password/private key could be compromised,
compromising the security of all related cyphertext.
- Non-secure storage of a password/private key could be compromised,
compromising the security of related cyphertext.
- If a password is forgotten, or if password/key management becomes corrupted, moved, erased or hacked, it could prove impossible to decrypt related cyphertext.
The Takeaway: Kryptera quickly and efficiently mass encrypts and decrypts files without requiring use of passwords or private key management.
Standard encryption technology comes with painful processes that cost time and money. Here is one standard process:
- Run installed encryption software
- Select: encrypt a file, file container, or a file system
- Select: encryption algorithm and strength
- Provide: password
- Confirm: password
- Possibly: perform tedious manual activity to enhance encryption through delays
- ... wait ...
At the end of this process, one thing has been accomplished:
- An individual file has been encrypted.
- The original file must be archived then deleted from local storage.
- The encrypted file must be moved to the final destination.
- This process must be repeated until all files have been encrypted.
- Deleted files can be easily recovered.
- A fixed-size encrypted file container has been created.
- Mount the file container.
- Provide a password to unlock it.
- Copy files to the container.
- Dismount the file container.
- Files in the container are only secure when the container has been dismounted.
- An encrypted file system has been created.
- Restart the affected computer.
- Enter requested password.
- Computer starts normally.
- The computer, and all files on the computer, are only secure when the computer is powered down.
These processes are often incredibly slow and tedious. The use of specific software coupled with making selections, providing a password, waiting for results, and dealing with the aftermath, greatly increases the incidence of not encrypting files.
The Takeaway: Kryptera comes preinstalled on a stand alone server. It is used to quickly and safely mass encrypt and decrypt files without requiring use of passwords or private key management.