Boxcryptor is an encryption solution for the cloud that provides an extra layer of security for a numerous amount of providers. Usability is a high priority. The software is easy-to-use and intuitive and therefore, suitable for all users with all different levels of tech knowledge. The encryption happens in the background. Therefore, it will not interrupt accustomed workflows.
Boxcryptor is based on the zero knowledge principle. Nobody but the user himself can access the data in the cloud. Before any files are synchronized to the cloud, they are encrypted locally on the device. Since only the user knows the password, only he can decrypt the data. As a consequence, one can be sure that the data does not fall into the wrong hands.
The program is valued by many private users and business clients worldwide, and supports all of the important providers (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Sugar Sync) that use the WebDAV protocol. Boxcryptor can be used on computers, tablets, or smartphones on numerous platforms (e.g. Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android). Thus, secure access to your cloud is guaranteed, even if you are on the road.
And this is how it works: Boxcryptor creates a virtual drive on the user’s computer that allows him to encrypt files locally before uploading them to the cloud of choice. It encrypts individual files without creating containers. Any file dropped into an encrypted folder within the Boxcryptor drive will be encrypted automatically before it is synced to the cloud. It can use it with several clouds and all of them can be managed in one place, the Boxcryptor drive. The software protects the data with the AES-256 and RSA encryption algorithms.
Private users can use Boxcryptor for free with one cloud-provider on two devices. With the unlimited personal license the number of clouds and devices is not limited, and additional features, such as filename encryption, are available. For business users and companies there are extra features that simplify working securely in a team, as well as audit and management features.
As of late, Boxcryptor is an official Premier Technology Partner of Dropbox.