Covata, a worldwide provider of data security, recently announced a host of new upgrades to Safe Share 3.0, the company’s core file sharing and storage solution. Safe Share was developed specifically for enterprise and government organizations to protect their mission-critical data, intellectual property, and infrastructure while mitigating cyber risk and streamlining data governance and compliance.
Safe Share 3.0 offers the user updated features, with additions such as multi-tenancy and fingerprint view, to enhance data security and ease-of-use for customers and partners. “The security needs of our customers are constantly evolving,” said Trent Telford, Covata CEO, in a statement. “Today’s workforce handles sensitive data and transacts business using mobile devices, often outside the safety of their enterprise network, or outside the protection of their home countries data use laws. Safe Share was created to be device-agnostic, file-type agnostic, and network-agnostic, which means business can truly be done from anywhere, at any time—with a kill switch tethered to the data at a anytime should the creator wish.”
Multi-tenancy gives the user more control over where data is stored. Data could be stored in a specified location within a Telco partner’s data center or in a different, offsite location of the user’s choice. Encryption keys and access service are separated from data and stored either onsite, in the cloud, or in a data center of the user’s choice.
Fingerprint view includes a ‘fingerprint’ when opening a file in the Safe Share Secure Viewer, which provides an additional layer of traceability by tracking the identity of each viewer of a specific file, as well as when the file was viewed. The feature provides protection for industries and government agencies that deal with highly sensitive data.
Additionally, through the real-time revocation function, if a user is granted access to a file, that access can be denied through ‘kill the file.’ When a file is ‘killed’, the viewer’s browser simply goes blank without the need of refreshing.
Multi-tenancy, fingerprinting, and real-time revocation join an already robust list of Safe Share features, including:
• Read Only (Secure View)
• End-to-End Encryption
• One Key Per File
• Real-Time Revocation
• Complete Mediation
• Browser-Based Encryption
• File-Type Agnostic
• Large File Sharing Capacity
• Secure External Sharing
• Auditability for All Users
• Full Administrative Control
The latest version of Safe Share also features a new, more intuitive user interface, which makes it easy to share, collaborate, and revoke access to files. User-friendly icons and design of the application enables users to operate Safe Share easily and securely.
Safe Share 3.0 works on all commonly used browsers, and provides client applications for Windows, Macs, Android and iOS devices. In an age of waning data sovereignty, solutions such as Safe Share 3.0 offer users in both the public and government spheres total control and total security.
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