New Enterprise Version of SafeMonk Offers Cure to Corporate Phobia of Dropbox Security
IT Policy Enforcers Now Able to Allow Company-wide Use of Popular Cloud Application
October 08, 2013
SafeNet, Inc. today announced the availability
of the enterprise version of its encryption solution designed specifically for users
of the file-sharing service Dropbox. Back in June, SafeMonk rolled out the
consumer version of the product - the only tapproof
Dropbox security solution on
for Enterprise enables CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, and other IT policy enforcers to say
‘yes’ to using Dropbox within their organizations,” said Chris Holland, Chief
Monk, SafeMonk. “Organizations that use SafeMonk for Enterprise can take advantage of the
simplicity and functionality of Dropbox while also keeping their sensitive data
secure and under control.”
According to 451 Research Senior Analyst of Enterprise Security, Javvad
Malik, “More common than trying to replace supposedly consumer-based
collaboration systems is an attempt to learn how to coexist with them. If an
enterprise has 10,000 Box or Dropbox instances that have grown without official
approval, there is little real likelihood of them going away. So, as the maxim
goes, if you can't beat them, join them.”
consumer version, SafeMonk for Enterprise is also tapproof, meaning that
neither SafeMonk nor Dropbox can see the keys used to encrypt or decrypt the
files within SafeMonk. The keys stored on SafeMonk servers are encrypted with
users’ private and local keys, so in the event of a system breach, SafeMonk
user keys are protected and the files are not viewable.
for Enterprise, companies can choose to revoke keys by user or file share. When
access to the keys is removed, the data is rendered useless, giving the
enterprise complete access control to the sensitive data everywhere Dropbox
places it. Additionally, SafeMonk for Enterprise administration console and
logging capabilities provide IT staff with records of activity that can be accessed
for compliance reporting and monitored for red flags.
To use SafeMonk
for Enterprise, the IT administrator simply creates an Enterprise SafeMonk account
and provisions the appropriate employee accounts. Once the application
downloads to the employee’s PC or other device, an encrypted SafeMonk folder is
seamlessly created in Dropbox. The SafeMonk folder can be used like any other
folder within Dropbox, with the addition that all the content inside is tapproof.
SafeMonk for Enterprise allows IT administrators to monitor and track shares
with other Dropbox users; provision and de-provision access based on employee
status; and revoke access to users, folders, and/or devices—allowing them to
maintain internal and external policies around data governance.
To sign up for SafeMonk for Enterprise, visit www.safemonk.com/enterprise_info. Watch the
video SafeMonk For Enterprise. Dropbox + Security Made Simple.
was created by SafeNet Labs, a technology incubator founded in 2012 by data
protection provider, SafeNet, Inc. SafeNet Labs is dedicated to developing next-generation
solutions to solve some of the biggest problems facing information security.
SafeMonk combines tapproof security with simplicity that doesn’t break Dropbox.