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PGP solution

Created: 30 Jan 2013 | 7 comments
HolyRoyal's picture

There is a server have access to it 5 users. The server must be stored encrypted files. These 5 people should have access to these files, edit them, save them, etc., but they must be based on the server, rather than on their computers. What a line of PGP for this task is more appropriate?

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HolyRoyal's picture

Choose  PGP Netshare, does it need PGP Universal Server?

Alex_CST's picture

You don't need Universal Server for PGP Netshare to work, and as you only have 5 users, you can get away without one.

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HolyRoyal's picture

But how i can make politics without console? and some users may be work with the files from home, is it netshare enough for this purpose?

Alex_CST's picture

You would have to set the policies on each machine, but mainly it would be the server where the data is residing where you set users etc

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HolyRoyal's picture

Hi again, there is following situation, one person would take hard drive to home,there is no internet connection at home,will be possible to work at home with encrypted files, as i understand he would need installed netshare at home with manually written policies or may be better to install whole disk encryption?

Alex_CST's picture

If you want to take individual files home to work on, you could always use PGP Zip to zip the files encrypted to a password.  Or you can encrypt an external HDD - but this method you'd need PGP Desktop installed at the other end

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mms1380's picture

He need PGP NetShare (Symantec Encryption File Share) licensed on the local machine at home. Configured to allow for "Protect individual files. Allows protection of files not contained in protected folders".

This will allow for copying the file from the server onto a HD to bring home and continue to edit the file, and then copy back onto the server when returning to e.g. office.

However, strongly recommended to only use a HD that is fully encrypted with PGP (Symantec Encryption) as there exist a number of different situation where a file encrypted with NetShare loses its encryption when being outside of the protected folder.

So, Yes this is possible. However, strongly recommend to only use fully encrypted HD for carrying files.

/M