DigitalPersona has launched a cloud-managed full disk encryption solution specifically for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).

According to the company, DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) eliminates server overhead costs and deployment challenges that have prohibited SMBs from using disk encryption.

Using a single web console, administrators can configure, enforce and report on disk encryption policies and recover access to locked computers in the event of an emergency. Policies are automatically updated over the internet to allow data protection policies to be enforced and simplified with industry regulations, no matter where employees are located.

It also claimed that DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup SaaS enables strong authentication and password management to be added for a low incremental cost to allow SMBs to address new threats and regulations as needed.

Jim Fulton, vice president of marketing at DigitalPersona, said: “The rules are changing. Businesses of all sizes are being told they have to protect data they never used to worry about. Unfortunately for many organisations, addressing the growing legal requirements for disk encryption has been an uphill battle against high costs and complexity.

“DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup SaaS makes disk encryption and other advanced security solutions, such as password management and strong authentication, practical for businesses that haven't had simple and affordable options before.”