Youíd be disgusted to know just how some doctors, businesses, lawyers and high profile companies treat your confidential records. Often they have extremely good email security, only to have the files left completely unprotected on their actual hard drive. Really, what good is that? If somebody takes the computer, or simply bypasses your firewall, not a difficult task, they would gain access to all of your confidential information. What about that notebook computer? Iím sure where all thinking about security when we take our laptops from place to placeÖ
To combat the problem Australian based IT Security company, Quantum Digital Security has created an incredibly interesting tool. The product, named CleverCrypt, acts as an encrypted hard drive for your computer. Once youíve installed the product you simply protect all of your confidential files, by dragging them into the CleverCrypt drive, and the program automatically encrypts them all. After your files are in your encrypted drive, you simply open the files from the drive.
CleverCrypt seems to be able to encrypt almost any kind of file, including Microsoft Word / Excel files and all of our business management files. You can also protect images and some system files.
The benefit? If somebody hacks into your computer, or just outright takes it, all of your data is protected inside your CleverCrypt drive. According to the company website it would take a supercomputer over 149 trillion years to crack a CleverCrypt volume, and thatís if youíre using the least secure option.
CleverCrypt is an incredibly interesting product, useful for anyone dealing with confidential data or simply wants a little more privacy.
So, whatís your doctor using to protect your records?
CleverCrypt is available for $89.95 from Quantum Digital Security, Australia
You can try CleverCrypt for 30 days by visiting www.qdsecurity.com
Busy Business Bob takes a look at a new security product designed to protect your confidential, or just downright private, files.