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DAtAnchor: Security Travels with your Data (NEW Integration)

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Problem: Are you concerned that your organization loses control of its data as it is accessed and processed by your employees or its partners? Most organizations blindly transfer full responsibility of keeping sensitive data safe, to its users. However, in most breaches, there is either an insider error or adversarial action. Indeed, according to a recent survey, 61% of employees take sensitive data out, as they leave their organization. Many organizations suffer major losses, despite spending millions on existing solutions.

Solution: DAtAnchor on Egnyte is a very easy to use, unique data security solution, which gives organizations back full control of their data. DAtAnchor starts securing documents with just a single click, via strong encryption accompanied by its patent-pending key management solution. Authorized users will be able to seamlessly view and edit files, as the data remains encrypted on Egnyte at all times, even during consumption. Revocation and geofencing capabilities enable organizations to protect their sensitive data even when it is taken outside of their scope. DAtAnchor also provides real-time audit trails, reducing the compliance and reporting overhead by more than an order of magnitude. Check this link to see a short animation on our value proposition.


Benefits include:

  • All files remain fully protected even when they are actively shared and consumed by users. Thus, organizations never lose ownership of their files.
  • Any trace of plaintext on the end user device as well as the cloud can be revoked based on geography/location, or with one click, even after it is taken out.
  • Real-time audit logs made available to the organization, making compliance (HIPAA, GDPR, NIST, etc.) significantly simpler.



Administrators can secure all files on Egnyte with a single click, as shown in Fig. 1.

DAtAnchor enables secure consumption with a fully featured user interface for the following file types:

  • MS Word documents (.doc and .docx)
  • MS Excel spreadsheets (.xls and .xlsx)
  • MS Powerpoint Decks (.ppt and .pptx)
  • Adobe Portable Document Format documents (.pdf)
  • Text documents (.txt and .rtf)
  • Images (.jpg, .tif, .gif and .png)

These files can be reached with one click, as illustrated in Fig. 2. DAtAnchor provides a fully featured secure user interface for all these files, as shown in Fig. 3.


Example scenario: An employee of a financial institution accesses sensitive files, containing Personally Identifiable Information as well as other details of its clients. Without DAtAnchor, the employee is capable of taking the data out of the scope of Egnyte cloud, via basic operations (e.g., download, email, print, etc.). The organization makes rules for data consumption and trusts the employees to follow them. However, legislative solutions do not work: 81% of all employees in the financial industry take sensitive data that belongs to the organization, when they leave the organization.

With DAtAnchor, Insider Problem is solved. Employees will have the right to consume and process the data, without ever having ownership of it. Data always remains encrypted on Egnyte store, even when the employee is working on it. Therefore, the data exfiltrated by the employee remains encrypted. The boundaries include geofencing capability, enabling organizations to confine consumption within specific locations and geographies (e.g., with GDPR, continent of Europe can be one context). Organizations never lose ownership of the data, they can access real-time audit trails as well as receive warnings on undesirable access patterns. Subsequently, they revoke all access with one click, even after the fact.


Take action:

  1. DAtAnchor for Egnyte setup is straightforward – please follow the steps provided at this link. Also, a basic user guide of DAtAnchor can be found at this link.
  2. The use of DAtAnchor is super simple, with most operations by the administrators and the users can be achieved by a single click. A very short video of the user operation can be found at this link.
  3. For any questions and real-time help, contact: or go to: