Kaspersky Lab has patented a new technology to control user access to encrypted data that is implemented in the corporate solution Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.
The security vendor said it focuses on the process of full-disk encryption, in which an entire disk drive is encrypted, instead of select files as in file level encryption.
The technology is also designed to automatically identify active users of a computer, create pre-boot profiles for them and automatically apply security policies, specific for a certain user or group of users.
Kaspersky Lab head of data protection and critical infrastructure protection, Konstantin Kamanin, said in addition to simplifying multiple user scenarios, the technology also solves a number of challenges IT professionals meet when initially deploying encryption.
“This technology identifies active users of a computer and makes sure that after full disk encryption is performed, they are able to access their account with existing security privileges. With this and other technologies we make sure that businesses are able to strengthen their security as effortlessly as possible.”