Protect your data whilst in transit with file encryption and removable media encryption
The threat to data is highest when being moved outside of the physical boundary of the organisation. Unprotected CD/DVDs and USB sticks containing critical data can easily be mislaid or stolen, exposing the organisation to potentially damaging data loss incidents.
Becrypt Media Client offers a simple and easy way of protecting data in transit with file encryption and media encryption. Media Client resides on any removable device and has a zero footprint, allowing a recipient to access protected data without needing to install software.
With Media Client data can be very quickly encrypted and saved to removable media, and shared with a recipient with no further need for Becrypt software to be installed on the recipient’s computer. Password or Certificates ensures that access to the data is authorised.
In the event of the password being forgotten or unknown, or the recipient certificate being unavailable, data remains totally secure – files or folders can be seen, but no filenames or extensions revealing the data type.
Features / Benefits
|Simple easy to use interface enables folders/files selected by the user to be encrypted and written to the media with a passphrase||Non-technical users can easily secure data to the chosen removable media|
|Event log generates automatic audit trail||Provides a transparent view of data being exported by the user|
|Files (file extensions) and folder names are hidden for data confidentiality||Unauthorised viewers (with incorrect password) can see files but are prevented from knowing the data type|
|Zero footprint design and extractor application on protected media||Data can be encrypted quickly by the sender and read by the recipient’s PC (with passphrase) with no need to have Becrypt software installed|
|Data recovery facility using certificates||Enables straightforward access to data by administrator if the password is forgotten or unknown|
|In built integrity/verification of media content||Protects content from being tampered with while in transit. If the file contents have been altered the recipient will not be able to extract the data|
|Optional use of certificates||Ensures that only the appropriate certificate holder may access the data|
|Files are written to CDs/DVDs/USB media from within Media Client||No need for additional third party CD/DVD burning software|
How it works
Files are encrypted and written to disc using the Encrypted Media Writer. As part of the process, the disc is protected by the user with a passphrase that conforms to a passphrase policy set by the system administrator, and a copy of the Encrypted Media Reader is written onto the disc as a small executable program. Password/passphrases can be configured to the required complexity to meet the organisation’s individual requirements.
When the authorised recipient of the protected disc inserts it into his or her computer and auto run is enabled, the reader application is launched automatically. If auto run is disabled, the user can open the disc and launch the reader manually.
The media reader prompts the user to enter the correct passphrase. The user may decrypt the files and then open and view them in the normal way. Optionally, certificates may be used to authenticate and replace or supplement the chosen passphrase.
- CESG Claims Test Mark (CCTM) - Media Client 1.1 has been awarded a CCTM.
- CESG Approved Product Scheme (CAPS) - Media Client 1.0 has been CAPS approved to RESTRICTED (Impact Level 3)
- FIPS 140-2 Level 1 - Media Client uses Becrypt's Cryptographic Library which is FIPS 140-2 certified.