Service encrypts files stored on Dropbox

Service encrypts files stored on Dropbox

Summary: DigitalQuick lets users add 256-bit AES encryption to entire Dropbox folders or to specific files stored within them, and helps small companies manage editing privileges.

TOPICS: SMBs, Cloud, Security

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.

Topics: SMBs, Cloud, Security

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  • TrueCrypt

    Just put a TrueCrypt volume in your Dropbox.
  • The purpose of this service(DigitalQuick) may be different with TrueCrypt..

    This service is not only for encrypting files. Users can set permissions on the files to be shared with others, and the file could be used in encrypted format, doen't need to be decrypted.
  • DigitalQuick

    i'm only a student but if i were a small business owner, i think this would be a good service to have especially if u wanna have some kind of protection for your business stuff right?
  • Tried it out

    I tried this service out and it seems to work well for me. One thing i like is that it's easy to use but I'll definitely give it a couple days and give it a whirl.
  • cool

    From the video, it looks like a simple program to use. i didn't know there were these kinds of services for dropbox but now gonna give it a thought to use with dropbox.
  • Doesn't make any sense

    I tried it out and it seems they have access to my keys.

    If I don't trust Dropbox with my sensitive data, why would I want to trust some no name company based in South Korea?
  • later?

    i checked out the website and i guess no mac version? seems simple enough to use tho from the vid
  • dropbox encryption

    tried it out. the permission setting is a feature i definitely like. will keep trying this out for now.