WOBURN, MA – January 25, 2016 — / – Kaspersky Lab has patented a new technology to control user access to encrypted data. Used in Kaspersky Lab’s corporate products, this technology ensures seamless employee access to encrypted volumes while maintaining a high level of security. The patent was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Encryption allows corporations to add an additional layer of security to protect their data. Even in case of a security breach, proper data access limits combined with encryption technology reduce the risk of data loss – the latter being a major concern for businesses around the world. According to Kaspersky Lab’s Corporate IT Security Risks Survey, 25% of businesses around the world named prevention of all kinds of data leaks as a top IT security priority.

Deployment of encryption and its efficiency is often challenged by the complexity of this approach. Kaspersky Lab’s recently patented technology is one of the many approaches offered to our corporate customers that simplifies deployment and the use of encryption. This particular technology focuses on the process of full-disk encryption – a process when an entire disk drive is encrypted instead of select files as in file-level encryption. When all of the computer’s storage is encrypted, a system administrator typically needs to create profiles for every user. Other methods to manage user access may as well be unavailable until the operating system of a computer is loaded, which introduces certain challenges for an IT department.

The patented technology allows administrators 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. Therefore, in case a computer is used by many employees at different times, the technology simplifies the adoption of encryption technology.

“In addition to simplifying multiple user scenarios, this 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 accounts with existing security privileges. With this, and other technologies, we make sure that businesses are able to strengthen their security as effortlessly as possible,” commented Konstantin Kamanin, Kaspersky Lab security expert and one of the authors of the technology.

The patented technology is implemented in Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, a comprehensive security suite for corporations.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies and the largest that is privately-owned. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users (IDC, 2014). Since 1997 Kaspersky Lab has been an innovator in cybersecurity and provides effective digital security solutions and threat intelligence for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab is an international company, operating in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide.

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