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May 12, 2008

JumpVault Delivers New Value to BlackBerry Owners

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributing Editor

JumpVault is the latest add-on to BlackBerry (News - Alert) and other similar kind of devices which completely protects the data stored in the device, even if the device is lost or stolen.

With the launch of several smartphones, data storage is getting increased and any loss of information is an increasing concern. To protect both business critical information and personal information, JumpVault has come out with an innovative, easy-to-use software application that offers complete protection for the data stored on USB flash drives, mobile phones, Blackberry devices, palms, and other devices with internal flash memory.
Similar to a safe at a bank, this new add-on for BlackBerry and similar devices creates electronic vaults to safeguard vital. This application transforms an ordinary USB flash or mobile device such as a Blackberry into a secure, portable backup device, says the company.
“JumpVault actually transforms an ordinary USB flash or mobile device such as a BlackBerry into a secure virtual container,” says Steve White, co-founder of Georgia-based QuickVault, which created JumpVault. 
“It's password-protected and offers the option for meta data logging to track movement of mobile data files,” White added.
Some of the advantages of this completely portable and contained solution includes: password protection, including or excluding files, folders and/or file types, daily, weekly and monthly schedule setup, restore one file or by versions.
Other benefits are file information secured in encrypted relational database, container file explorer information view, built-in 256-bit encryption enhanced, automatic file compression, and the new remote security function.
With this application, all files are stored in a "secure container" by using the latest 256 bit encryption technology and password protection.  256 bit encryption technology is the Advanced Encryption Standard specified by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and publicized as a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). With this kind of protection, even if the mobile device or flash drive is accidentally lost or stolen, the files and folders will be inaccessible by an unauthorized user.
The company says that JumpVault protects data on any mobile storage device, irrespective of size. The product also functions as a backup unit for laptops and workstations often overlooked by enterprise business continuity and disaster recovery programs.
JumpVault operates across a variety of computer operating systems including Windows, Vista, and MAC.
With such an add-on, the data stored on the BlackBerry cannot be accessed without authentication.
Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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