Your USB flash drive data protection and its portability demands are increasing, yet with today’s offers we have in software community there are small chances you might find a worthwhile application.
So what do you use to password protect your USB drive and have secure access to your encrypted partition on Public PCs without having administrative rights?
Long time anticipated by fans of portable encryption solutions possibility to create an encrypted area on a USB disk/key that a user can open/mount, double click and open the files, and close as required, without Admin rights is now implemented in Rohos Data Security solutions Rohos Disk Encryption and Rohos Mini Drive. You do not need Administrative privileges, and yet you can double click and open say a Word doc, and then save it to the same place without leaving any traces of working with it.
You may say – “There are solutions that have a portable disk Explorer utility that allows working with an encrypted disk without Admin rights”. Yes, but very few disk encryption solutions provide decent disk Explorer performance. Meaning that in many of them you can only extract a file outside the disk Explorer and then open it.Â After some changes to the file have been done, if any, you should Import file back to the Disk Explorer. In this case â€œon-the-fly” encryption principle doesnâ€™t work.Â The obvious disadvantages of such approach – â€˜unencrypted filesâ€™ may be left behind on a guest PC or unsecured part of the USB flash drive, and you canâ€™t work with big files.
- File Virtualization. Open files via Rohos Disk Browser in associated application without first decrypting them into temporary folder. Rohos virtualizes file presence for the application, thus it works with encrypted file by using â€œon-the-flyâ€ encryption principle.
How does it work:
- When you double-click on a document in Rohos Disk Browser, it searches for associated application.
- Then Rohos launches this application with File Virtualization embedded module and a virtual file name as a command line.
- Application opens this file, but all read\write requests are passed to Rohos Disk Browser.
- Rohos Disk Browser encrypts or decrypts â€˜on-the-flyâ€™ a needed file portion in rÐµturn.
- Itâ€™s not possible to open the Virtual File with any other application except within the one that was launched by Rohos Disk Browser. Learn more…
- By default, Rohos disk file system is NTFS.
- As itâ€™s highly recommended to regularly (once per month) make backup of Rohos encrypted partition that is on your USB flash drive, we added Rohos Backup Reminder to help you in this matter.