Multifactor encryption explained

Defeat data exfiltration events once and for all

Conventional encryption techniques rely on IAM and centralized key stores, introducing a single point of attack and, when tied to IAM, a single point of failure. Multifactor encryption, built on the concept of distributed key management (DKM), leverages threshold cryptography to split encryption keys and disseminate the key shards among multiple devices. This approach requires that the authenticated devices reconstitute the key to decrypt the file successfully.

Multifactor vs Conventional Encryption

Successful data exfiltration events demonstrate the failure of conventional encryption, and centralized key management is the culprit.

Risk is Decoupled from IAM

Multifactor encryption powered by DKM decouples IAM policy rules that allow approved users to decrypt protected data with a single private key. DKM removes the threat of data exfiltration when an account with appropriate permissions to decrypt protected files is breached.

Risk is decoupled from IAM

No Passwords

Multifactor encryption utilizes military-grade data protection without the need for traditional authentication using usernames, passwords, or one-time codes, ensuring a simplified user experience without sacrificing security.

No Need for Encryption Key Rotation

Decentralization of encryption keys through DKM eliminates the administrative burden and security risks associated with encryption key rotation. Reduce IT overhead and enable greater productivity.

No need for encryption Key Rotation
Unparalleled Visibility

Unparalleled Visibility

Multifactor encryption supports complete visibility into individual encryption file usage, user trends, audit trail file logging, among other information. As a result, derive business and operational intelligence to support informed decision-making for your data protection strategy.

Distributed Encryption Key Management

Protection for data at rest, using AES-256. A unique key for each object is automatically fragmented and distributed across a cluster of devices.

Untethered From IAM

Decouple file access verification from identity and access management, eliminating IAM as a single source of truth for verifying access.

Passwordless Local Encryption

Atakama encrypts and decrypts files locally on users' computers. Encrypted versions of the files are sent to a network drive or cloud storage. Only Atakama-enabled authorized users can access the encrypted files.

Seamless Integration and Deployment

Whether your business stores files on a network drive, in the cloud, or a hybrid model, Atakama is easily deployed within your existing environment.

Active Directory Integration

Deploy and manage Atakama across your organization to secure files within your existing network locations.

Platform Agnostic

Atakama is cross-compatible with all major desktop and mobile platforms so that data stays secure across all systems and devices.

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Unrivaled Data Security Through Multifactor Encryption