It’s a pretty sick feeling when you reach for your Blackberry, PDA or flash drive and it’s not in the pocket where you’re sure you put it. Losing a portable device containing confidential files or data can be a disaster if it falls into (or is swiped by) the wrong hands.
A new software from JumpVault promises to safeguard vital information if your device is lost or stolen. Files are stored in a “secure container”, using the latest 256 bit encryption technology and password protection. If your mobile device or flash drive is accidentally lost or stolen, your files and folders will be inaccessible by an unauthorized user.
“JumpVault actually transforms an ordinary USB flash or mobile device such as a BlackBerry into a secure virtual container,” says Steve White, co-founder of Georgia-based QuickVault,Inc., which created JumpVault. “It’s password-protected and offers the option for meta data logging to track movement of mobile data files.”
The company says JumpVault fully protects information on any mobile storage device with internal flash memory—no matter the file size or type. The product also functions as a backup unit for laptops and workstations often overlooked by enterprise business continuity and disaster recovery programs.
That means contracts, proposals, business plans, personal documents, confidential documents, spreadsheets and legal documents can be protected on mobile storage devices.
The Sarbanes Oxley, Payment Card Industry (PCI), US Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPPA) mandate by law that record holders safeguard certain types of information. JumpVault’s unique data loss prevention features protect mobile data from unauthorized access or disclosure.
JumpVault is fully contained on the USB-enabled mobile storage device and operates across a variety of computer operating systems including Windows, Vista, and MAC.
The software allows you to restore files that have been lost, corrupted or erased from the mobile device. There is also an optional remote security feature that completely disables the mobile device so that the “vault” can’t be opened at all.
Laura Leites, Assistant Editor, Smallbiztechnology.com
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