Among the most important assets that an enterprise possesses, data is undoubtedly the most important. In today’s digital age, there are reams of data being processed, transmitted and disseminated every millisecond and much of the world’s economy runs on data. Hence, organizations must take every possible measure when it comes to safeguarding this precious data. Data encryption is one such method which ensures the protection of company’s sensitive information from malicious parties.
Seqrite Encryption Manager is an advanced solution that protects corporate data that resides on endpoints with strong encryption algorithms such as AES, RC6, SERPENT and TWOFISH. It provides a powerful solution to problems like unauthorized access or protecting private data by maximizing data protection options. Two of the most important advantages of endpoint encryption include exceptional policy administration and key management followed by highly functional remote device management.
Some of the key features which make Seqrite’s Encryption solution powerful and robust are:
Centralized Management and Control
SEM supports centralized control and management of disk volumes, recovery information and diverse encryption policies. Full disk encryption is also offered which enables organizations to be in full control of user data with the right key required to access databases due to the pre-boot authentication feature. Seqrite Encryption Manager also supports media encryption for removable devices. Rescue and deployment techniques are provided, hence minimizing the possibility of data damage during encryption.
Full Disk & Removable Media Encryption
All data on hard disk drives is protected as due to the pre-booth authentication feature, full disk encryption is loaded on the operating system. This ensures that nobody has any access to data on the computer or the drive without the right password or the keys. The removable media encryption feature renders security to USB drives and other removable devices, restricting unsolicited access to the contents, regardless of the device they are used on.
Ease of Deployment
Seqrite Encryption provides users with easy deployment and rescue functions to avoid losing encrypted data accidentally. The Remote Installation tool facilitates deployment of Seqrite Encryption Manager clients across multiple endpoints at a time and also in the form of groups. The Pre-Requisites Tool scans the system for different parameters before installing the SEM client.
All critical rescue information is stored in a secure SEM database, allowing security administrators to recover encrypted client data in case of an emergency or a forgotten password.
Secure Access of Data
Data protection is assured by SEM at rest and in motion. The encrypted files can be accessed from removable storage devices on a system where, the encryption agent is not installed, through the Traveller Tool.
The Suspend Protection feature allows administrators to temporarily suspend client protection (boot time authentication). The volumes still remain encrypted though. This makes it a useful and important feature for the management of servers that are required to function around-the-clock.
In addition, there are other important features which make Seqrite Encryption Manager a valuable tool for data protection:
- Group Management feature allowing client computers to be managed with the help of groups and with different attributes.
- Scheduled Backups & Upgrade allowing administrators to schedule automatic updates along with automatic backups of the database.
- Encryption Policies to decrypt or encrypt local volumes or removable drives, with the user having the privilege to create policies and manage volumes locally.
- Reports which administrators can generate for groups, user accounts and computers in HTML or PDF formats.
Hence, it is quite clear that Seqrite Encryption Manager offers a simple and easy-to-use encryption solution to keep data safe. At a time when data becomes easily leaked and big names have come into the news for reasons of data leakage, businesses must show they are determined about protecting the sensitive data they use. In that respect, SEM offers a one-stop solution to improve the overall security posture.