Data Locker has introduced SkyCrypt, a new cloud security system which is compatible with multiple cloud service providers.
SkyCrypt can be used to encrypt data stored at both the local, desktop level and with cloud storage providers. The security firm's latest offering is a military grade, FIPS 140-2 validated 256-bit AES encryption program which keeps data stored in the cloud secure.
In order to prevent data loss or theft due to hacking attempts, the company says that the FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption module -- which meets government standards -- is able to prevent unauthorized access to data by service provider employees or cybercriminals through the additional layer of encryption.
Files are fully encrypted at the desktop level before being uploading to cloud storage. Users create a virtual drive on their machines to manage their data, which is then linked to preferred cloud storage services. The encryption keys, therefore, are owned by the user rather than the cloud storage provider.
Data Locker says that after encryption, "even if a cloud service provides is hacked at root level or personal logins are compromised, the files are encrypted, secure, and unreadable."
The service is compatible with DropBox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, Box, Amazon Cloud and other providers.
Jay Kim, Founder and CEO, Data Locker said:
"We save everything from valuable intellectual property to family photos to corporate documents on public cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.com. The problem is that with most popular services, someone else actually owns and controls your data in the cloud. Servers get hacked, secrets get leaked and people are careless."