On-premise secure file sharing with DRM

Secudrive File Server

An on-premise secure file sharing solution that allows secure storing and sharing of files in a file server by using Digital Rights Management (DRM) with regard to copying, network transferring, printing, and screen capturing.

An on-premise secure file sharing solution that allows secure storing and sharing of files in a file server by using Digital Rights Management (DRM) with regard to copying, network transferring, printing, and screen capturing.

Why Secudrive File Server?

Many organizations operate their own file servers to collect and share confidential files relating to accounting, business development, privacy, and product design. Therefore, it is crucial for a business to manage file servers securely. If a file server is attacked by ransomware, most of the work can be stopped, or if a user sends a file from a shared folder to an unauthorized person by mistake or on purpose, the business can be severely damaged.

Secudrive File Server adopts DRM technology to control user rights in shared folders. It can prohibit files from being copied, network transferred, printed, or screen captured while files can be created and edited freely in a secure shared folder. All user and file activity logs on a file server can be gathered, filtered, and monitored. Secudrive File Server improves security and productivity.

In contrast to the general file synchronizing and sharing using a public cloud service, Secudrive File Server maximizes security because it can utilize an on-premise file server and adopts DRM technology to prevent a data breach. Secudrive File Server applies DRM policy folder by folder to manage it easily, while other e-DRM solutions do it file by file. If you build a file server using the cloud, such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure, then you can not only access the file server anywhere but also prevent a data breach. Secudrive File Server can easily transform your existing file servers to on-premise virtual data rooms or secure file sharing systems.

Major Features and Benefits

Secure shared folder

  • If a shared folder within a file server is set as a secure shared folder, each user of that folder is subject to the right restrictions relating to copying, network transferring, printing, and screen capturing assigned in advance.

Folder-by-folder DRM

  • DRM policy for a user applies not to a file but to all files in a shared folder. Folder-by-folder DRM is easier to manage than file-by-file management, which most enterprise DRM solutions adopt.

Editable but leakage prevented

  • While the users’ rights to copy, network transfer, print, or screen capture are securely restricted, editing the file within the secure shared folder works perfectly if given permission to do so. The transparently assured security boosts workforce productivity.

Application whitelisting

  • Runnable applications during the use of a secure shared folder can be whitelisted beforehand. It prevents ransomware in advance by prohibiting unknown applications from being installed.

Secure file transfer

  • When confidential files need to be sent out of the secure file server, not only the transfer log files but also copies of those log files are created for post-audits. Moreover, when transferring a file via Secudrive USB products, in addition to the logging and backup functions, the file can be encrypted and protected with DRM features within the USB flash drives.

Log management

  • All of the user and file activity logs can be gathered, filtered, and monitored in real time.

Control of all kinds of copy commands

  • All kinds of copy commands, such as copy and paste, save as to local PC, save to external drive, and clipboard copy and paste, can be under control.

Print control options

  • Printing can be banned. When allowed, a watermark can be stamped on the document. A spooled file is encrypted and then sent to the printer.

File/Folder link

  • A link to the desired file or folder you wish to share instead of the file or folder itself can be created and sent via email or Messenger. An authorized user can easily access the shared file/folder through the link, and such ease of access encourages collaboration.

Hassle-free add-on to an existing file server

  • A simple software installation upgrades an existing file server to a secure one while preserving the original users, authorities, and file system. The existing shared folders can be converted to secure shared folders selectively.

Enterprise environment supported

  • The existing Active Directory environment can be integrated, and the Windows Distributed File System is supported for multiple server systems. Cloud servers, such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, are supported as well.

Transparent security

  • A transparent interface promotes productivity by minimizing task modification, interference, and surveillance.

Payment options for customers’ various needs

  • To properly satisfy customers’ various needs, ranging from short-term virtual data room environment for collaboration with outside partners to a permanent on-premise secure file sharing system, not only our permanent license but also other plans, such as monthly and annual plans, are available for payment.

Use Cases

  • A secure file storing and sharing system with DRM by installing Secudrive File Server to the existing file server.
  • A virtual data room for collaboration with outside partners by installing Secudrive File Server onto the cloud server.

Technical Specifications

System Requirements

  • Manager Program: Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 (32 bit/64 bit).
  • PC Client Program: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32 bit/64 bit).

Applications supported*

Secudrive File Server Office Edition
Secudrive File Server CAD Edition
Compression Programs : 7 Zip, ALZip, Lhaplus, WinRAR
Documentation Programs : Acrobat Pro/Reader, Bullzip PDF Printer, DocuWorks Desk 7, Foxit Reader, HAANSOFT HWP, Ichitaro, MS Office Access/Excel, Excel Viewer/Infopath/OneNote/Picture Manager/PowerPoint, PowerPoint Viewer/Publisher/Word, Word Viewer, Nitro Pro, OpenOffice.org Bin/Office, WordPad, CubePDF.
Graphic Design Programs : Adobe Flash Player, Flash Professional/Illustrator/Photoshop.
Media Players : BS.Player, GOM Player, KMPlayer, Windows Media Player, VLC Player.
Text Editors : EditPlus, Notepad, Notepad++, TeraPad, UltraEdit, Sakura Editor. Internet Browsers : Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox.
Image Viewers : Jtrim, Paint, Picasa3, PicasaPhotoViewer3
In addition to all the programs supported by the Office Edition,

CAD Programs : ArcView GIS, AutoDesk 3DS Max/AutoCAD, CAM350, CATIA V5, DraftSight, DWG TrueView/Editor, eDrawings, EPANET, JW CAD, Maya, OrCAD, P-CAD PCB/Schematic, PTC Creo Parametric 2.0, SLDWORKS, Solid Edge ST, Unigraphics NX, VectorWorks
  • More programs can be added upon customer request

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