New Modular Approach to Security Allows Organisations to Secure, Manage and Control Sensitive Data

Today, ownCloud, Inc., a global leader in open source enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) software, has launched a new modular framework for encryption which will enable previously unheard of flexibility for organisations with complex encryption requirements.

Encryption 2.0 from ownCloud will serve as part of ownCloud 8.1, the latest version of the solution provider's flagship EFSS solution. Encryption 2.0 will feature a new set of encryption capabilities that could redefine EFSS security, making it easier and more secure for enterprises tasked with protecting sensitive information, to seamlessly collaborate and share files.

The solution could prove to be a groundbreaking new approach to encryption that will allow customers to manage their own encryption keys in their enterprise key store. It will also allow customers to adopt their desired encryption standard, and even write a server app to meet their own individual encryption requirements. ownCloud is the only EFSS company to provide this level of modular encryption, which can be delivered as an app for quick and easy integration into customers' existing infrastructure.

'End-users are increasingly expecting universal file access from their enterprise IT departments, and that means being able to access files from any device, anywhere at any time in order to collaborate. At the same time, IT administrators are being tasked with keeping that data secure in the face of mounting security threats,' said Matt Richards, Vice President of Product for ownCloud.

"That's why our roadmap is constantly being updated with new and innovative ways to deliver capabilities like Encryption 2.0 and Files Dropwhile continuing to improve performance. These are the types of features that make life easier for both the end user and IT administrators, making ownCloud 8.1 a true win-win for our customers."