Add local folder encryption and remote wipe to Filr local folder in Desktop Clients.

Idea ID 2780093

Add local folder encryption and remote wipe to Filr local folder in Desktop Clients.

Filr stores all files from that it pulls from the users personal storage on the server in unencrypted format in a folder on the Windows or Mac client computer. The users entire Home Directory can end up being cached in completely accessible format.

Full disk encryption is not an option as we plan on allowing users to install the Filr client on home computers and BYOD devices that we have no control over. We don't control the platforms where the users will install the desktop clients.

Extend the Filr client on Mac and Windows to encrypt the local files folder where server files are cached. Require authentication to the Filr server in order to access the local folder. Thus keeping the folder reasonably secure by keeping the data encrypted unless the user authenticates.

Continue to solidify Filr as the Secure Enterprise alternative to DropBox and other "Cloud" storage solutions that do not encrypt their local file store.
18 Comments
Cadet 3rd Class
Cadet 3rd Class
You might have to be able to cache the local login because a user will want to have access to their files while not connect to a network (ie. working in a plane)
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral
Perhaps add "Protect with PIN" option ? Might be annoying or not needed for most users, but if it could be set on user/group/share then it is another level of security ?
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
The encryption for the Filer have to be on client and server site. This is important issue to get this product. Customer request similar thing as iFolder (encryption on server site)
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Filr team has started working on encryption at client side!!! Will reach out to all of you on getting some early feedback on the plans.
Commander
Commander
Thats great news!
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Local encryption will be great and we also need it. However, what about users that may need to work on a file offline when they can't authenticate to the server, like while driving or flying? Maybe need a PIN/password for offline access to the encrypted folder/files?
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Yes, we will support ability access files when offline.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Does this planned feature would also include encryption en the server side? like ifolder used to have? I know that encryption on NetFolders or Home Folders wouldn't be covered, but it would be nice to have encryption on local Filr Storage. I have been asked a few time about this.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Local Filr sotrage is not encrypted but well "scrambled" , isn't it?
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
storage, I mean
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