Egnyte jumps on PRISM frenzy with its own 'prevention' program

Egnyte jumps on PRISM frenzy with its own 'prevention' program

Summary: The PRISM spin taps into fears and worries over keeping data secure from prying eyes -- in this case, government agencies.

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The National Security Agency's PRISM data mining program has stirred up hysteria with consumers and businesses alike, which ironically in itself could present a business opportuntity for tech security companies.

Enterprise cloud service provider Egnyte is jumping on that interest with a new "PRISM prevention program," promising to detect cloud file sharing services and content that are unapproved by the company's IT department.

Technically, it looks like such a program could really have been launched well before the PRISM debacle erupted in June, instead being framed as a service combating BYOD and other consumer tech products seeping onto corporate networks.

But the PRISM spin taps into fears and worries over keeping data secure from prying eyes -- in this case, government agencies.

As far as deploying the prevention program, Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain explained in the announcement on Wednesday that "businesses want to combine the simplicity and ease-of-use associated with cloud-file sharing with the security and privacy of their own infrastructure."

Thus, while also promising an all-in-one, out-of-the-box kind of deployment, Egnyte's prevention program also extends its own cloud-based storage and file sharing service, promising to serve as a secure platform for documents that might be too sensitive to share between clients otherwise.

Topics: Security, Cloud, Data Management, IT Employment, Enterprise 2.0

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