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Disk vs file encryption - which is better at Data breach prevention?

Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is a technology that protects information by encrypting every bit of data on a hardware storage device, including temporary files, programs and system files.

Full Disk Encryption does indeed protect everything on a storage device, including the OS, user files, and any type of data therein without the user having to think about what to encrypt. But, that protection exists only when the machine is turned off and the FDE encryption key is not present. Most people don’t realise that when the computer is turned on, and the encryption key has been engaged, every file is automatically decrypted for any process, no matter whether the process is legitimate or malicious. 

File encryption, also known as file-based encryption (FBE), is a type of encryption where individual files or even small groups of files on a disk are encrypted. 

With SecureAge, data is encrypted and secured against data breach, theft and unauthorised access all the time, even when it’s in use. SecureAge’s file encryption provides data security which is just as easy to use as FDE but with none of the disadvantages. With SecureAge, it’s the data that is important, not on which storage device or in which security silo it happens to be stored. 

SecureAge file encryption automatically encrypts files for each authorised data owner. It provides the same level of convenience and transparency as FDE and TDE, but it ensures that data is always encrypted whether the system is switched on or powered off. Encryption and authentication become part of the data, persisting no matter where files are copied. 

Kayreach System NSSA Business Unit (BU), which currently provides File Encryption in Encryption Solution and its family products. We have been more than 15-years serving our customers with excellent after services. To find out more about Data Encryption please contact us!


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