Covertix SmartCipher 3.0
Israeli-based Covertix, which landed on CRN's list of 2012 Emerging Vendors, gets a nod for this year's security Product the Year award for SmartCipher 3.0, its agentless solution that monitors files as they move in and out of an enterprise network and prevents unauthorized access to the data contained within. A major update this year added support for Microsoft SharePoint and smartphones and grants end users the ability to assign security policies from their own desktop. SmartCipher focuses on file contents, working with individual files or groups of documents -- either of which can be selected based on ordinary criteria -- and monitoring movement of files by employees, visitors, contractors or other temporary workers. A browser-based administration console assigns file security levels according to extension, file size or property, location, specific content, people, groups, domain and other attributes, times or conditions. SmartCipher requires Windows Server with Microsoft SQL Server and can run virtually. Price is per user, per month and varies by configuration.