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Encrypted data is just one layer of protection.

Encrypted data is just one layer of protection.

More consumers are digesting their daily dose of news, entertainment and work-related publications via the Internet. This is is why a brick-and-mortar newsstand, as well as traditional bookstores are trending towards the sudden demise of the pay phone.

There are multiple reasons for the shift, yet it generally equates to a crime of convenience. It is difficult to compete with acquiring whatever periodical it is you desire from the confines of your couch.

However, just as every point presents a counterpoint, there are downfalls to the easy accessibility of media via the Internet—the most glaring issue being that of internet security.

Just as when you make a purchase through a point-of-sales (POS) machine at the grocery store or shopping mall—or just about anywhere—when a purchase is made online, all of your credit card’s data is stored on that company’s server. The information is encrypted via an algorithm, but is that coding enough for maximum protection?

The Encryption Process

The use of a code to cypher messages is certainly nothing new, and dates back to the original use of language.  One example of a successful code was the one used by the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II. Since they used a language that was only known by a handful of people in the world, it was impossible to crack.

Today, codes—even ones as complex as those used by the Code Talkers—are easy targets to crack by the modern computer hacker. This is why all encryption is generated via a computer-based algorithm. There are two main types of encryption: symmetric-key and public-key.

With symmetric-key encryption, computers that are interconnected through a LAN or server must each possess the algorithms’s cypher in order to decrypt the message.  When Computer 1 saves data, it is encrypted.  In order for Computer 2 to interpret the information, it must possess the correct code.

Public-key encryption works in conjunction with symmetric-key encryption and adds an additional code that is known only to one of the two aforementioned computers.  This creates a new layer of security far superior to symmetric-key encryption alone.

However, anything generated by a computer can be cracked by a computer.  Data encryption is essential, but not full-proof.  Truth be told, to protect your client’s stored data to the fullest, encryption is not enough; you need 24-hour protection that only the right File Integrity Monitoring software can provide.

The EzFIM Difference

There is no shortage of excellent products on the market to provide your company with adequate FIM, but there is only one EzFIM. The installation of  File Integrity Monitoring can be a costly endeavor; especially if you do not choose the right FIM.

At EzFIM, we not only want to protect your client’s sensitive data, we want to secure your financial bottom line. This is accomplished by supplying a FIM with all of the perks and protection of the competition, but at a fraction of the cost.

For More Information, Contact an EzFIM Tech Expert Today

We will be glad to answer all of your questions regarding Internet Security as well as the process of protection that EzFIM implements.  Feel free to call us at: (855) 393-4666 or drop us an email at: info@ezfim.com.