My Easy File Encrypt is a Windows software app that securely encrypts your files automatically before being stored in the cloud.
Is File Security Really Necessary?
There are those whose lives revolve around making things secure for other people. There are those who are completely oblivious to security concerns–living life as if in a glass bubble. Unfortunately, being naive to the potential security dangers will not protect you from harm, just as ignorance to the law of gravity will not stop you from falling off a cliff.
People have welcomed cloud-based storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and iCloud readily with little to no concern for security. Of course, measures have been taken to add a level of security, but there are many holes remaining. Skilled hackers can easily penetrate those holes and expose your personal data. Also, there is always the question of who has access to that data. Do you know?
The only way to truly protect your files is to encrypt any file you place on the cloud before it arrives. My Easy File Encrypt was designed specifically for this purpose and to do it easily and automatically.
We know that security can be an arduous task. We don’t want to create drudgery for you, so we designed My Easy File Encrypt to work the way you work. It should be easy to use and not disrupt your normal flow. By making My Easy File Encrypt operate with either drag and drop functionality or right-click in Windows Explorer, nothing could be easier.
You specify the folder where encrypted files should go–usually your cloud storage folder–and your file is automatically encrypted before being placed in that folder. You also specify where decrypted files should go and your encrypted files are decrypted before being placed in the decrypt folder.
The free version shows exactly how this works. Try it! Go to http://myeasyfileencrypt.com to download your free copy.
Even though My Easy File Encrypt was created to address the problem with the cloud, it can also be used to encrypt files before placing on flash drives or other portable storage devices. If your data files can be exploited in any way, you need to protect them. My Easy File Encrypt can provide that protection easily.
All versions of My Easy File Encrypt will be distributed by download. The download is a Windows-based application that resides on your computer or computers.
The subscriptions use a server to store the needed data for registering each computer and other account information. Since the software communicates directly with the server, all data is encrypted before being sent to the server and encrypted again before being stored. We want to be ultra sure that your data is secure.
All consumer subscription versions of My Easy File Encrypt allow use on up to 5 computers with unlimited passwords. You register each computer with the software. Any password you create on one computer is shared with the other computers so each computer can decrypt files created on any of the other registered computers.
All business subscription versions of My Easy File Encrypt require an individual be specified as the manager of the license. The manager defines computers, users, teams and the organization. Computers are assigned to users and users are assigned to teams. Users specify who can decrypt a file–only a specific user or users, members of a team or teams, or the entire organization.
When a user leaves employment at an organization, that user can be disabled from further decrypting any encrypted files.
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Your files will be protected from malicious hackers with My Easy File Encrypt!
Q: How can I identify a document that is encrypted by My Easy File Encrypt?
A: All documents encrypted by My Easy File Encrypt use the same file name as the original document with the new extension of .myezenc appended to the end.
Q: What kind of encryption is used in My Easy File Encrypt?
A: My Easy File Encrypt uses a combination of industry standard and proprietary encryption algorithms to protect your files. Because the field of security is ever changing and hackers are so smart, we do not reveal our secrets. However, we will say that our algorithms are built to adapt to the changing needs of the industry, which is why the subscriptions provide the highest level of security.
Q: Can My Easy File Encrypt be used to encrypt files on my own computer?
A: Absolutely. You can also use My Easy File Encrypt to encrypt to a flash drive or external drive–anywhere you can specify a folder.
Q: Why can’t I decrypt a file after changing the file’s name?
A: Each file that is encrypted by My Easy File Encrypt uses multiple layers of encryption. One of those layers includes the original name of the file. If the file name is changed, you will not be able to decrypt the file.
Q: What is different with My Easy File Encrypt’s encryption versus the encryption by cloud-storage services?
A: There are several differences. The major difference is where the encryption takes place. With cloud-storage services, the encryption takes place (if at all) after the document is transferred. With My Easy File Encrypt, the encryption takes place on your own computer before the document is transferred. Therefore, the protection you receive from My Easy File Encrypt provides much greater security.
Q: How secure is the “Remember my password on this computer” feature in My Easy File Encrypt?
A: Security is always based upon the entry points and who has access to those entry points. If your computer is used by you alone and the computer is password protected with a strong password, then you should be safe to use the “Remember my password on this computer” feature. However, if your computer is stolen or becomes controlled by someone else, there are tools available to allow someone to break into your computer. You need to decide how much risk you are willing to take.
Q: Can I change the password on the free version?
Q: What if I forget my password?
A: With the free and one-time fee versions of My Easy File Encrypt, there is no way to recall your password if you forget it, which is one of the reasons why the subscription versions offer better security. With the subscriptions, you can have unlimited passwords. You only need to use the latest password to log into the program. If you forget the latest password, then you can answer a series of questions to reset your password. The answers to the series of questions are established when you setup your subscription. No employees of MyEasySoftware, Inc. will ever know your passwords.
Q: Do we need to share passwords with the business subscription?
A: No. You should never share your passwords. Instead, you specify who has access to a specific document, then the recipients use their own password to open. The My Easy File Encrypt system manages all the passwords internally.
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With software development, the greatest risk comes when doing something completely unique–something that has never been done before. If 90% of the work has already been done, then the remaining 10% provides the greatest risk and potentially the greatest amount of time.
My Easy File Encrypt is a software program where the free version has already proven the concept, so the greatest risk has already been resolved. The remaining development is familiar and nothing more than repeating what the development team has already done several times before.
The greatest risk is the development for Windows 8 because at this point, it is unknown why the program does not work in Windows 8. However, similar issues have been solved in the past with previous versions of Windows and we feel the estimated time line is sufficient to solve the problem based on that past experience.
If we run into unforeseeable problems, we will communicate the status by providing updates on this site. We will not leave you wondering.
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