Adam Bowen, Head of Sales and Growth
Data security is more imperative than ever as cybersecurity risks grow in sophistication and severity. Traditional IT, with its data loss prevention technologies, has always focused on protecting the perimeter of the data storage areas, such as networks, mobile devices, and the cloud. However, sensitive business data, shared intentionally or unintentionally, travels outside of those areas, unprotected.
Inverting this equation is Datanchor, which enables data to travel anywhere with protection built into the data itself. Guided by the winning values of simplicity, transparency, and affordability, the Ohio-based company offers Anchor, a next-gen data-centric security solution, offering businesses state-of-the-art security with selfprotecting data. “We want to be the simplified data control platform for businesses enabling them to work in an unobstructed way without compromising security,” says Adam Bowen, Head of Sales and Growth, Datanchor.
Anchor, a turnkey data security guide, is an easy-to-deploy, lightweight, software-only solution, assuring compliance across defense contracting, manufacturing, financial, legal and consulting services. The software encrypts sensitive data and anchors it with three pieces of protection— transparent encryption, continuous multifactor access control, and digital chain of custody with forensic access logging.
Anchor sets the access rules for the files in desktops, cell phones, and cloud networks to achieve end-toend, validated protection. Whether the anchored file is in use or moved over a network, the software is always monitoring to ensure access rules are met. Intrusion by insiders or attackers triggers the software to automatically close the anchored file, erase the data from user memory, and instantly revoke their access control. This is where the power of Anchor comes into play, with its future-ready, robust and intact data protection, whether the data is onpremise or in the cloud.
To double down on its efforts to secure cloud storage and file sharing, Datanchor follows a zero-knowledge design principle, which ensures the sensitive data can never be decrypted. Anchor works universally with cloud platforms such as Egnyte, Dropbox, and OneDrive. It resolves problems associated with doxware attacks and remote work security threats. Anchor delivers unified data governance and administration for businesses with a security-first mindset.
Datanchor’s award-winning technology is leveraged by the U.S. Department of Defense as a secret weapon for defense contractors and subcontractors to safeguard their controlled, unclassified information (CUI) against foreign intelligence. Anchor helps them attain stringent cybersecurity and privacy compliance requirements and standards like Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
We want to be the simplified data control platform for businesses enabling them to work in an unobstructed way without compromising security
In an implementation highlight, the company came to the rescue of an industrial manufacturer in the defense industry who spent large sums on various installations to encrypt data throughout the network. After a couple of months, the client’s FTP site was hacked and all of their sensitive data was stolen. The built-in protection was lost once the data left the encrypted sites. Datanchor’s best-in-class engineers stepped in with Anchor to impart a data-centric approach to protect the client’s FTP site and provide government-strength encryption. The client was ultimately saved from future data loss and a criminal justice inquiry.
Having set benchmarks with a globally distributed team of expert engineers, Datanchor envisions publishing public-facing, northbound and southbound APIs. Going forward, any user can add plugins to Anchor and operate the anchored files through other platforms or applications with built-in data control. “With Anchor, we are empowering businesses to ensure that their data is never misused or abused, at any cost,” states Bowen.