As smartphone devices become more sophisticated and are built to retain and interact with all our personal /company digital information the more it makes sense to ensure that they are properly secured.
To that end below are 5 not so well known Apps, in no particular order, that you can use to achieve this:
More and more companies are turning to Object Storage to handle the growing amounts of structured and unstructured data that is corporately generated and consumed.
As companies move to this new storage paradigm IT is struggling to not only manage, index, and secure the newly migrated / stored data, but also having difficulty with figuring out how they can expose access to users.
Total Commander is a popular free file manager for Android phones and tablet devices. It essentially provides an Android version of a desktop File Manager.
Total Commander can be used with Plug-In.’s and these include WebDav, FTP and sFTP plugin’s. The plugin’s add extra functionality to the Total Commander product, enabling it to connect to data using WebDav, FTP and sFTP protocols.
Storage Made Easy provide WebDav, FTP and sFTP protocol adaptors enabling any storage cloud mapped to the SME service to be accessible over these standard protocols, even if the default storage cloud does not support them.
This blog post title may seem a little strange given that Storage Made Easy promotes the use of secure cloud file share and sync but we understand that there are times when you simply want to bulk move files directly from a laptop or PC to be able to access them on the move.
A little know feature of the free SME iOS and Android Apps is that they have the ability to turn themselves into an FTP Server which can be wirelessly connected to from an FTP client on the same network.
This allows files to be easily uploaded to the App in Bulk on each device.
From a security viewpoint you will still want to secure the files in the event you lost the device or the device is stolen.
On iOS the SME App can be protected by a pin, and the forthcoming release supplemented by fingerprint Touch ID for devices that support it. Also If you turn on the device password for the iOS device then the SME App takes advantage of the encryption features build into iOS and all files are encrypted when the device is ‘locked’ or “at rest”.
On Android the SME App can also be protected by a pin but for additional security users should consider encrypting their device storage. You can read an article now how to do that here.
We have released a new version of OpenStack Swift Xplorer for Android. Although the native SME Cloud File Manager supports OpenStack Swift, Swift Xplorer is a dedicated stand alone App with Swift support only.
Notable features in the update are:
– Support for V1 and V2 OpenStack authentication (Keystone and SWAuth).
– Brand new OpenStack red theme
– Support for Hubic OpenStack service (which used the Oauth authentication mechanism)
– Support for MP3 and Video streaming
The App is available from Google Play and is free for personal use.
BoxCryptor provides a virtual hard disk that encrypts files within a storage account using using 256-bit AES encryption. BoxCryptor encrypts individual files, not an entire volume or container.
BoxCryptor encrypts and decrypts files locally, and it doesn’t transmit passwords to third parties. As a result files remain unreadable to outsiders even if hackers manage to steal passwords as they need to also break the file encryption.
How is this different to SME provided encryption? SME provides streamed encryption which occurs over the https protocol. Users choose a private key to encrypt files on upload to their underlying cloud and SME does not store this key on the SME platform.
Like BoxCryptor Storage Made Easy also uses AES-256 encryption. We use the Rijndael cipher, with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) where the block size is 16 bytes..
Storage Made Easy also provides a file decryption tool that is available for Mac, Windows and Linux for local decryption of files downloaded direct from a Storage provider rather than via SME tool or client.
BoxCryptor recently updated their iOS App and although the App supports several storage clouds, as SME supports 35+ storage clouds and provides access into them using WebDav, BoxCryptor can be used in conjunction with SME to create and access encrypted folders with files on any cloud SME supports.
The pictorial walkthrough below shows how to achieve this.
BoxCryptor also supports Mac and Windows and can be used with SME Webdav or the Cloud Drive Apps. There is also a BoxCryptor Android App which can also similarly used with SME WebDav.
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