Should SMEs encrypt everything?

I was reading an article on the BBC website in which Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt stated ‘The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything’ in reaction to whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s revelations about the activities of the US’s National Security Agency.

For Schmidt, the answer to preventing unauthorised access to your information is clear, ‘encrypt everything’. It’s all well and good saying this, but this doesn’t take into consideration that most organisations are small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with 10 employees or fewer and won’t have the knowhow to easily implement an encryption solution.

What options are there for SMEs that want to implement an encryption solution?

The simplest and easiest way to implement the use of encryption software is via a cloud-based solution such as Alertsec Endpoint Encrypt. Alertsec Endpoint Encrypt is powered by Check Point encryption technology. It includes full disk encryption, media and port encryption, and Compliance Check, an endpoint compliance scanner.

Alertsec Endpoint Encrypt offers a cost-effective encryption solution for SMEs that is as scalable and tailorable as they need it to be. It comes with a centralised, web-based management console and pre-defined best practice policies that reduce administration costs.

With Alertsec Endpoint Encrypt you can easily deploy preconfigured packages or create your own. Via the centralised administration console you can constantly monitor the status of all of your computers relative to your deployed policy, providing the information you need ensure your organisation is compliant with HIPAA, PCI, SOX and other requirements.

Alertsec Endpoint Encrypt provides 24/7 support meaning assistance is always available if you encounter an issue when deploying or using the software.

Altersec Endpoint Encrypt is a cost-effective solution that enables all SMEs to encrypt all their information.

Learn more about Altersec Endpoint Encrypt and how you can ‘encrypt everything’.