While most end-point security solutions monitor email, Web browsing and other end-user activities and attempt to prevent movement of sensitive or protected data through those channels, Covertix focuses on file contents. "Our product sits on the data itself," said Kasan, "and if you don't have privileges or if you got the file illegitimately, it won't be usable." SmartCipher also monitors movement of files within an organization by employees, visitors, contractors or other temporary workers.
Through a browser-based admin console, files are assigned security levels according to extension, file size or property, location, specific content, people, groups, domain and other attributes, times or conditions. Custom responses (shown) can be tailored to fit the situation. There are no agents to install; security follows the file.