What is End-to-End Encryption File Sharing

What is End-to-End Encryption File Sharing
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What is End-to-End Encryption File Sharing

Data transfer and file sharing are crucial to running a business in the digital age, but it has led to challenges for many industries. The increase in file-sharing online, the fast-paced work culture, and remote collaboration can pose a risk to companies. The most valuable data and content can be exposed to security and privacy threats. One of the ways to securely transfer files and data is with end-to-end encryption.

End-to-End Encryption is when a message or file is encrypted by a sender and can only be decrypted by the person who is meant to receive it. During the entire transmission process, the file has to remain encrypted. How to encrypt and decrypt the message should only be known by the sender and the receiver as it’s a crucial aspect of true end-to-end encryption.

How does end-to-end encryption work?

To use end-to-end encryption, a message or file is made illegible on the sender’s device using hybrid encryption. This is used to improve efficiency and implies the message is encrypted with a symmetrical key. The utilized key is encrypted with the public key for the receiver to use. 

Reasons for end-to-end encryption

There can be many different players involved in cloud storage. Cyber attackers focus on accessing data in transit, which is why it’s important to make sure your files are secure during that process. Standard cloud storage providers are trying to lead their users into a false sense of security. Fortunately, file transfer software with encryption software offers a remedy.

File Transfer Software with Data Encryption

IBM Aspera is a software product that helps users move critical files and data sets of any size at a maximum speed over your existing infrastructure and worldwide IP networks. Included in the IBM Aspera software and hosted services, the patented Aspera FASP protocol offers built-in security for data transfers.

The security model enables each transfer session to establish a secure control channel that can exchange a randomly generated per-session key for data encryption and secure authentication. It provides on-the-fly data encryption and integrity verification for each transmitted diagram, all while preserving the native file system across control attributes between all supported operating systems.

Learn More About Aspera with PacGenesis

The IBM Aspera FASP encrypts users’ data in order to secure it in transit and at rest. There is a complete set of ready-to-use apps and solutions built on top of the technology for:

  • Transfer
  • Synchronization
  • Automation
  • Collaboration
  • Streaming

To learn more about how IBM Aspera can help your business securely share files without compromising workflows or quality, consider contacting PacGenesis. We are an IBM Gold-status partner with over 10 years of experience working with companies like yours to help them secure their important business data and content. We can help your business and answer any questions or concerns you may have about end-to-end encryption file-sharing or Aspera.

To learn more about PacGenesis, follow @PacGenesis on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or go to www.pacgenesis.com.


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