Conseal Server Update Protects on Mobile Storage Devices

Provides control over private data on the move.

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Conseal Security, a provider of solutions to secure data on the move, is now shipping Conseal Server 2.0, enabling organizations to maintain complete control over their private data when it’s on the move.

The increasingly visible headlines publically “outing” data breaches serve as clear indication of the scale of the problem. A problem that is increasingly punished by punitive fines, the average cost of breaches to organizations -- both direct and indirect -- remains extremely high. Combine this with the trend of employees working work away from the office, taking work home, and on business trips or to customer locations, and it’s each to understand why they require access to their organization’s private data while at these locations.

Conseal Server 2.0 prevents these breaches entirely and ensures that lost storage devices are no longer a threat. It affords IT departments complete control and management over removable storage even when it’s in the hands of a “negligent insider” or an external attacker.

The solution allows administrators and users to centrally control and manage sensitive data stored on removable devices via their organization's private cloud, aiding adherence to current and forthcoming data protection legislation. As well as completely protecting data against password guessing attempts via Conseal's "Dual Locks" system, it allows remote wiping of any removable USB storage device and highly flexible access control rules enable tight control over who has access to data.

Conseal Enforcer Guarantees Security

Part of the “negligent insider” problem is that users choose the path of least resistance in matters of security, often choosing to bring in their own storage devices instead of using company-approved secure ones.

Conseal Server 2.0 significantly improves protection by adding Conseal Enforcer, which allows administrators to enforce policy for all external devices, including being able to completely prevent the use of insecure data storage, by locking down and controlling what is allowed to connect via their users USB ports. Individual “Consealed” devices, however, can be made freely accessible to specific computers or users.

Conseal Server also provides full auditing abilities -- a "hot topic" with existing and future legislation. It affords administrators the ability to see who has accessed protected data, as well as when and where it was accessed. This provides much-needed clarity and accountability, as well as forewarning of potential breaches when coupled with the alert functionality, which automatically e-mails administrators warnings of potential misuse.

New features in Conseal Server 2.0 include:

  • Active Directory support allows Conseal Server to easily integrate into any Windows environment.

  • Administrators may nominate individual users to manage devices or groups of devices and they can define who may “Conseal” new devices

  • Device owners and administrators can now share control of their devices with other users, allowing the IT department to provide as much or as little control to their end users as they wish.

  • Devices can be temporarily blocked, ensuring that lost devices are not a threat; when the device is found, it can be un-blocked; if it gets into the wrong hands, it can be remotely destroyed

  • The Trusted Computers feature allows administrators and users to temporarily certify specific computers and users so that they are able to unlock devices without requiring Internet access; this is particularly helpful if, for example, a “Consealed” device is to be taken on an airplane

Conseal Server is available immediately. More information is available at www.consealsecurity.com.