updated 09:58 am EDT, Wed March 26, 2014
New tool forces encryption on device, monitors transfers across network
Security solutions provider CoSoSys has released Endpoint Protector 4, the first digital loss prevention tool that provides enforced encryption on removable storage devices. The new app suite aims to secure sensitive data and prevent data loss on computers in a "bring your own computer" environment using OS X.
With "drag & drop" and copy/paste features, all information copied on the device is instantly protected by password-based AES 256-bit encryption. The Enforced Encryption functionality also incorporates an additional security feature that deletes information if an attempt is made to tamper with the data, or when the device gets lost or stolen.
Enforced Encryption from CoSoSys turns any removable storage device into a Trusted Device, the company says. Combined with CoSoSys' Content Aware Protection and Device Control for OS X, the Endpoint Protector product line provides a complete Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for SMBs and enterprises.
Pricing for the service, which offers either a hardware appliance or a virtual appliance, varies based on the number of devices protected. Protection is available for Windows, OS X, and mobile devices.