Today data security is a more pressing issue than ever before. Loss or leakage of data can cause a substantial damage to the reputation and revenues of companies, no wonder wise managers are investing big time in data protection technologies. One of the best approaches here seems to be one’s data encryption – this kind of data security works across devices and systems.
Encrypting a file means that its contents are scrambled in such a way that it becomes unreadable to those who do not have the decryption key. So, say, even if an unauthorized party gets hold of an encrypted file, they won’t be able to access its contents. You can encrypt various types of data – your Internet traffic or files and documents stored on an external drive or a cloud, for example.
Since most enterprises utilize cloud storage services as depository for their business data, cloud storage encryption becomes of utmost importance. Your service providers typically give you various options, e.g. you can choose to protect only your sensitive data or all data uploaded in the cloud. It is worthwhile to decide what level of security is sufficient for you and a proper research before agreeing to terms and circumstances of your data business security. Thus Dropbox keeps all your data safe on their server, but the decryption key remains with them – and they can use it in certain situations.
Get an extra layer of security
We recommend having a closer look at services offered by third party software such as apps via which you can access your data in a cloud. CloudMounter will have an encryption feature added to it very soon, says Eltima Software, the app’s developer. This popular tool enables you to mount cloud storage as local drive on your Mac, so you can access and manage your data stored there in an easy and efficient way. Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive – mount cloud storage as drive is supported for all of them. Unlike native clients of these services, CloudMounter does not force you to duplicate your data both locally and online so you can save some space on your Mac.
Apart from enabling you to browse cloud storage as network drive, the app also helps you to reach out to remote servers via WebDAV and FTP/ SFTP/ FTPS protocols. With the encryption feature added, CloudMounter will take care of your data security too.
Version 3.4.546 (8th Sep, 2018) Release notes