Applied Security has launched a data leakage solution for use with Windows Vista and Windows 2008.


The 3.3 fideAS file enterprise software is designed to protect and secure access to sensitive data on fileservers, desktops and laptops by encrypting the files and folders on the disk drives. With this, encrypted files can only be copied or moved to other encrypted folders within the network while revision-proof monitoring and logging of all security-critical actions by users and even administrators are provided.


Levels of security are provided by using RSA keys up to 4096 bits along with multiple-tenant capability, with the master/slave concept for security servers this facilitates the use of the software in large operations with multiple sites. The encryption process can also be used to control removable storage media such as USB keys or removable hard drives.


Frank Schlottke, CEO at Applied Security, said: “With a steady stream of data leakage headlines from lost USB sticks holding criminal records to computers sold on eBay with personal details of bank customers, it is clear that the encryption message is still not getting across. But with fideAS, files and folders are encrypted at source.”