The diversity of opinion about whether or not small businesses should use cloud storage services like Dropbox to share or archive sensitive or confidential company information is wide and fierce. But the fact is, some of the smallest organizations are going to do it anyway.
That is the inspiration for a new service currently in beta testing, DigitalQuick from Fasoo, which is positioned as a security and encryption service for documents and files stored on Dropbox. This includes stuff like personnel files or tax documents and other stuff that may or may not be in the folders sitting in the Dropbox public cloud.
Fasoo, which has been around since 2000, develops digital rights management technologies. Its enterprise software is used by more than 1,100 organizations and 2 million users.
Its new DigitalQuick service, which is currently available as a free download, lets you set tighter security parameters for either an entire Dropbox folder or for specific documents and files contained within them. You can also use it to set access controls for sharing them, covering a range of read-only or full edit privileges.
DigitalQuick secures files with 256-bit AES encryption, which is the level used by the U.S. government. It also complies with the FIPS 140-2 standards. The files can be accessed both from browsers or via Windows mobile, Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
For more about the service and how you go about using it in collaboration with Dropbox, check out the video below.
There's currently no information on support for other cloud storage services.