Startup nCrypted Cloud Adds Secure, Transparent Layer To Dropbox


Securing The Enterprise

A modern-day Wild West can be found in the slapdash enterprise use of cloud-based file storage and sharing. But a solution released this week puts user-managed security atop those platforms without burdening the IT department with lots of administrative overhead.

Boston-area startup nCrypted Cloud on Wednesday unveiled nCrypted Cloud Enterprise Edition, which combines cloud-based services with browser, desktop and mobile client apps to automatically encrypt Dropbox files at the discretion of their owners using the Dropbox-native interface. Versions for Box, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) are in the works.

The CRN Test Center hooked up with nCrypted Cloud CEO and founder Nick Stamos last week and took Enterprise Edition for a test drive. What we found was a stable, intuitive security layer that's as flexible and easy to use as Dropbox itself. Here's a look at some of the highlights.