SecureAge builds cloud storage on military-grade security

Asia Cloud Forum Editors
05 Sep 2012

Singapore-based SecureAge Technology has released its LockCube App for the iOS platform. The secure cloud storage allows business users on the move to access their mission-critical files through their iPhones and iPads.

Built on a proven military-grade data security infrastructure deployed for more than 20,000 military personnel and governments across Asia, LockCube 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.

Users can back up, restore and share their files, paying only for the storage requirements they use. The service is priced from as low as S$9.90 per month for 35GB of storage and 5 connections, suitable for small and medium businesses that require a secure offsite backup and immediate restoration of data when disaster strikes. The LockCube iOS app also supports Windows and Android platforms.

In addition to secure data transmission over the Internet with Secure SocSocket Layer/Transport Layer Security technology, LockCube also encrypts individual files with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, which is certified for use by the US government and the Department of Defense.

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

With file-level encryption, hackers, sniffers and insiders cannot access the file without the user's decryption key. "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," added 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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