Will CertainSafe's MicroTokenization End Mass Security Breaches?
April 10, 2014
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor
Hacking and online theft is on the rise. Mobile users all over the world must find safer ways of sharing information without being worried about someone stealing it. To help users protect themselves from cyber criminals, CertainSafe launched an Android (News - Alert) app –version 1.04 that encrypts files so securely it will keep hackers guessing.
The secret of encryption lies in CertainSafe's proprietary MicroTokenization technology. This is the newest method of information security that seems to have taken data protection to newer and higher levels. It is hence considered a rather useful tool that will allow consumers to share and store sensitive data.
MicroTokenization protects data by breaking down files and micro-encrypting them all the way down to the byte level. These various tokens are then scattered across different servers, and reassembled when files are accessed. Thus hackers cannot gain access to one complete file.
At the same time this modular technology is completely scalable, adaptable, and accessible. The design makes meeting future needs and evolving with the new practices in the security world easy.
"CertainSafe has taken its proprietary technology that is currently being used successfully by states and large enterprises, and packaged it so that it's extremely easy for anyone to take advantage of," says Chris Donesa, the latest advisory board member of TransCertain, parent company of CertainSafe.
A survey conducted by the Computer & Communications Industry Association in 2013 found that that 80 percent of mobile users were concerned about hacking and online theft. Also, a large majority expressed awareness of the greater need of protecting personal information from criminals.
Although there are other leading file sharing services in the market, CertainSafe claims that none of them use MicroTokenization. The lack of MicroTokenization is why competitors find themselves in the headlines for security breaches and hacks. It notes that with its proprietary technology, consumers can rest assured that their files are shared safely and securely.
"In this day and age of security breaches, everyone needs a way to store and share information safely without having to worry about someone stealing it," said Donesa.
As businesses are charged with keeping sensitive information secure, no amount of security can be enough. CertainSafe’s technology could prove very useful in combating this dilemma provide security in an unsafe environment.
Edited by Maurice Nagle