What is Encryption?
These days, many companies claim to have products that are “end-to-end encrypted”. This is often misleading. There is a standard web encryption, often referred to as “client-to-server” (C2S) encryption, and then there is a true end-to-end (E2E) encryption. The difference between C2S and E2E is the difference between communicating privately, and someone can monitor everything you send and receive.
C2S encryption providers process, and store your unencrypted data in cloud servers. But many of these companies abuse your trust by spying on your data, and in some cases even manipulating your actions. In other words, these service providers are in the middle of senders and recipients with full access to our data and communications.
In case of E2E encryption the service providers have no access to your data. In E2E ( one “end” is the sender and the other “end” is the recipient), encryption (lock) is performed locally on sender’s device and gets decrypted (unlock) only on receiver’s device. That means throughout the transfer process the data remains encrypted.
The most important point from a security point of view is that lock and key are never together in the entire transfer process. That means there’s no possibility of any intermediary to gain access to your data or communication. Embracing truly E2E encrypted solutions can insulate you from data breach risks and remove the possibility of intermediaries tempering or monitoring your data.
What is End-to End Encryption with DropSecure?
Our end-to-end encryption is enabled using randomly generated AES 256-bit symmetric keys on your computer.
Every file you store, share or send via DropSecure is enabled with unique end-to-end encryption technology. In addition, every new file version saved on the DropSecure platform automatically regenerates a fresh encryption key. So you can be assured that every file is encrypted in real-time, using military grade algorithms before it leaves your device and cannot be decrypted until the recipient safely downloads the file at their end.