SkyLOCK™ Stand-Alone Pro Encryption Product
The SkyLOCK™ Administrator console is the core management tool for the Stand-Alone product set. It allows an individual to manage core features of the other users that are using the stand-alone product on their shared machine. Principally it is the location from which user keys can be saved and recovered. Initial product installation is managed from this primary installation.
SkyLINK Group Administration Console
Within the SkyLOCK Stand-Alone product set one of the extended capabilities is the ability to share encrypted files among authorized users. In normal circumstances, file encryption is not only tied to user credential, it is controlled by a hardware fingerprint. This means not only must one know the credentials of the encrypted file, they would normally need access to the computer that originally encrypted the file. By utilizing this approach SkyLOCK enhances the security of AES encryption. While this feature enhances security, it makes sharing encrypted file much more problematic. In order to mitigate this feature we created a product enhancement that allows an administrator to the define groups of users that can encrypt and decrypt one another's files. This enhancement is called SkyLINK.
SkyLINK allows a local group administer to create a groups and enroll users in these groups. A group would normally include two or more related users. As an example a personnel group might be defined and all people eligible to see payroll data would be enrolled in that group. When they wanted to secure and share files they would encrypt those files as part of the payroll group. When a member of the payroll group sent that file to another user within the group, or accessed it from a shared drive, they would be able to decrypt and read the file. Anyone else would not be able to decrypt the file. One copy of SkyLINK is included with the Stand-Alone version, additional copies may be purchased for distributed group management.
SkyLOCK Encryption Client
The SkyLOCK Encryption Client is the installed set of functions deployed on a user workstation. These functions include the baseline encrypt and decryption functions. They also include provisions for changing the Passphrase and PIN for a specific user. These functions are executable with a variety of mechanism. The simplest way to encrypt a file is right click the specific file. Contained on the menu will be an item to encrypt the file, or if this person is a member of one or more groups, a group encrypt menu item will be present. To decrypt an encrypted file, one would just double click in the file. The file will be decrypted and the editor for that file will be invoked. Encryption and decryption can also be performed by dragging and dropping the file on the appropriate icons or by double clicking the icons and selected the files one wishes to encrypt or decrypt.
There are also automatic functions that can be set by the user. These functions allow one to set which files, file types or subdirectory may be automatically encrypted. They could automatically encrypt any file placed on a removable device. These automatic functions could also be set to decrypt a number of related files when any individual file is encrypted. These automatic functions are designed to make securing an organizations critical assets as seamless and unobtrusive as possible to the user community.
SkyLOCK is a trademark of Encryption Solutions, Inc in the United States and/or other countries.