| End-to-end Encryption || 'Always On' Security|
CipherShare provides transparent encryption of all data at rest and in transit. Files, messages and chat sessions are encrypted centrally, locally and during transmission.
| Object-Level Permissioning || Need-to-know Access|
CipherShare provides highly granular sharing of files, messages and chat sessions. Users see only the information that has been explicitly shared with them. Without access privileges, users have no access to, or even knowledge of, sensitive information.
| Challenge / Response Authentication || Strong Authentication|
CipherShare utilizes a variety of strong authentication techniques to ensure users are who they claim to be.
| Digital Signatures || Authenticity and Non-repudiation|
CipherShare applies digital signatures to key data objects, including documents, files, messages, chat sessions and share lists. Digital signatures ensure that data objects are authentic, and that actions performed by users are non-reputable.
| Transitive Trust Model || Convenient, Rapid Authentication|
CipherShare uses a transitive model to develop trusted relationships and enable rapid and secure authentication. A single Security Officer can verify the authenticity of each member of a workgroup, and forward authentication status to all other members.
| No 'Super User' || Prevention of Insider Breaches|
CipherShare separates administrative functions from content, preventing 'rogue' administrators from accessing sensitive information.
| Delta Versioning || Non-Repudiable Version History|
CipherShare offers ?delta versioning? of all file formats. Each delta is digitally signed. CipherShare maintains an auditable version history of any file or document enabling non-repudiation at the version/modification level.
| Check-in/Check-out || Editorial Control|
CipherShare offers check-in/check-out and document locking to ensure that editorial conflicts do not occur, and that version histories can be fully tracked and audited.
| Auto-notification || Real-time Interaction|
CipherShare broadcasts encrypted notifications of document changes to authorized members of a share list. Workgroup members benefit from real-time interaction.
| Search || Rapid Access to Documents|
CipherShare provides comprehensive search and filtering functions.
| Spell-checking || Immediate Spelling Correction|
CipherShare provides integrated spell-checking for all messages and chat sessions.
| n-Tier Folder Structure || Customizable Content Structure|
CipherShare offers a fully-customizable n-tier file structure, allowing workgroups to organize content in ways that support their knowledge management practices.
| Selective Chat Participation || Privacy|
CipherShare enables private, encrypted chat sessions between members of a workgroup. System resource constraints notwithstanding, the number of simultaneous chat sessions is unlimited.
| Encrypted and Digitally-signed Messages || Confidentiality, Authenticity and Non-repudiation for all messages.|
| Streaming Encryption || File Transfer Optimization|
CipherShare utilizes efficient streaming encryption and ?smart? upload / download managers to offer full ?resumability? of interrupted file transfers. This is particularly useful for large file transfers, such as movie clips, audio files or CAD/CAM documents.
| Delta Versioning || Minimal Data Transfer|
CipherShare uses delta versioning to minimize data transfer and optimize bandwidth utilization.
| File Compression || Minimal Storage Impact|
All data stored and transferred through CipherShare is compressed prior to encryption, for more efficient utilization of data storage and network resources. Compression ratios of up to 15:1 can be achieved, depending on file format.
| Roaming Secure Workspace || Convenient Connectivity for a Mobile Workforce|
Roaming with CipherShare requires only a TCP/IP connection to the CipherShare server.
| Theft Prevention and Loss Recovery || Local Data Protection|
CipherShare's encrypted local cache ensures the confidentiality of data in the event of laptop theft. CipherShare users can easily recover lost data simply by re-installing the CipherShare client and connecting to the CipherShare server.
| Intuitive Collaborative Features || High User Adoption with Minimal Support Calls|
CipherShare uses intuitive, generally-accepted editing and document management features, including ?check-in/check-out,? document locking, auto-versioning and auto-notification.
| Well-structured Interface || Minimal Learning Curve|
CipherShare functions are easy to learn.
| Secure Local Repository || Offline Access|
CipherShare?s client / server framework provides encrypted local caching of synchronized content, enabling secure offline access and editing.
| TCP/IP Support || Accessibility|
CipherShare can be used with any standard Internet or dial-up connection.
| Broad Platform Support || Extensibility |
The CipherShare Client supports a broad range of Windows platforms, including Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. CipherShare?s end-to-end security extends to older computers.
| Simple Installation with Small Footprint || Rapid Deployment |
CipherShare?s administrative functions are straightforward ? specialized technical expertise is not required.
With its small footprint, CipherShare has a very modest impact on client systems. Additional RAM or hard drive capacity is typically not required.
| Auto-upgrade Detection || Ease of Deployment |
CipherShare's auto upgrade detection enables rapid distribution of new client upgrades without the need for intervention by MIS staff.