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    Posted February 21, 2014 by
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    Rethinking data security

     
    Are you tired of trying of continuously moving your personal information from one fancy gadget or software to another only to be disappointed when that portable-but-fragile USB is lost or when that cool-but-traceable software is hacked?

    Recently launched but increasingly popular software, Data Protecto, is setting new standards in the technology domain. The software comes with nine comprehensive features that allow users to securely store files, photos, documents and a variety of other data.

    In addition to allowing consumers to lock, hide and password protect sensitive data, it comes with digital wallets that allow you to save sensitive information like credit card numbers. You also have the choice of making files read only or non-deletable. Its USB encryption feature allows you to ensure that your data is safe as you travel. It also allows you to create portable vaults which you can access from any computer anywhere.

    “Once revered platforms like Windows have now become vulnerable to hacking software forcing people to look for alternative means to protect their data in files, folders, hard drives and external storage devices,” said Mae Bryant, a senior security specialist at Data Protecto. “Data security has become a necessity due to the increasingly invasive technology being used by professional hackers everywhere,” he added. He explained that most people do not know how to go about installing complex security systems to make their systems secure. “This is why we have made software like Data Protecto so that it is possible for everyone to encrypt their data and make it untraceable.”

    In 2011, the amount of new data created, shared, tagged, and tweeted crossed the 2 Zettabyte mark. As this trend continues, previously secure forums will become vulnerable to data theft.

    One of the fields to be most influenced by this technology is the academic world. The mushrooming of online teaching forums has been accompanied by a rapid increase in online data theft and resources of the best universities are now vulnerable.

    Although other software also offers some similar features, Data Protecto beats them by far because it is user friendly. Simply put, you don’t have to be a tech guru to navigate your way through it.

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