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SecureAge offers cloud storage for iPhone and iPad

Anuradha Shukla | Sept. 17, 2012
Introduces LockCube App for the iOS platform

New cloud storage offering from SecureAge Technology is allowing business users on the move to access their mission-critical files through their iPhones and iPads.

The data protection solutions provider has announced the release of LockCube App for the iOS platform to this end.

Featuring cloud storage with military-grade security, the LockCube App enables files to remain continuously encrypted as they travel over the Internet and while they are stored in the mobile devices or on LockCube cloud storage.

This feature ensures that anyone who attempts to view the encrypted files can only see undecipherable content.

"Unlike many other cloud storage providers, LockCube provides file level encryption. Based on our many years of security experience in the government sector, only file level encryption provides genuine protection of users' data," said Dr Teow-Hin Ngair, chief executive officer at SecureAge Technology and chairman of the Security & Governance Chapter (SGC) of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).

The new LockCube iOS app from SecureAge Technology also supports Windows and Android platforms and is ideal for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that require a secure offsite backup and immediate restoration of data when disaster strikes.

Affordable cloud storage

SecureAge Technology's new cloud storage service is secure and affordable allowing users to back up, restore and share their files anytime, anywhere and with unlimited access.

Users can download LockCube App for iPhone or iPad free from the iTunes store and pay only for the storage requirements they use.

Other features of the new service include ability to encrypt individual files with 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

LockCube automatically encrypts individual files with the user's encryption key so users do not have to consciously remember to manually encrypt each and every file. 

User's encryption key is not stored at the LockCube server, as indicated in the LockCube Terms of Service. Also, it includes a value-added option for users called SecureDrive to either rapidly backup voluminous data or promptly restore critical data during disaster recovery via a removable media, with the help of the LockCube team.

"Many cloud storage providers claim that they encrypt users' data automatically, but when you truly study their security architecture, they only encrypt users' data at the server via full disk encryption," said Ngair. "Full disk encryption only encrypts the entire disk or server but not individual files. It is like a bank vault with the door wide open, and once the users' data travel out of this bank vault, it becomes unprotected and vulnerable to intruder attacks."


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