Review: Covertix's Remarkable 'Agentless' Security Locks Data Tight

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Smarter Data Protection

How does it do that? A clever company based in Israel has developed a security solution that can actually apply security rules to files and data payloads after they've moved beyond the company's firewall.

Security vendor Covertix this week unveiled SmartCipher 3.0, the latest version of its agentless file protection software, which adds support for smartphones, integrates with Microsoft SharePoint, and gives end users the ability to assign security policies from their own desktop. Covertix was among CRN's 2012 Emerging Vendors, and emerge it has.

SmartCipher works with individual files or groups of documents, which can be selected based ordinary criteria. "We are a data-centric solution," said Michael Kasan, sales director. "I don't mind how you got my information; what I care about is what you can do with it. We don't protect your database or the contents of an email. We're a file solution." How does it work? The CRN Test Center investigates.

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