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Decrypting the Encryption Process

By Guy Bavly posted Tue March 14, 2023 06:46 AM


Data Encryption: The Pillar of Business Security

As you well know, data encryption is an essential tool for businesses to safeguard sensitive data and adhere to privacy legislation. Also, it aids in securing data transmission, preventing data breaches, and preserving the reputation of the business.

Challenges Businesses Face in implementing and managing encryption

While data encryption is a crucial tool for businesses to protect sensitive information, there are a number of implementation and management problems they may encounter. Here are some typical difficulties:

Key Management:

To encrypt and decrypt data, encryption uses keys. Companies must take care to handle and store keys securely if they don't want to lose access to their encrypted data.


Implementing encryption can be challenging, particularly for companies with minimal IT resources. Furthermore, the practice is time-consuming and requires specific knowledge of encryption.


Problems may arise because different encryption techniques may not be compatible with one another or with older legacy systems.

Performance impacts:

Encrypting and decrypting data can slow down system performance, which can impact business operations. It is important to carefully consider the impact on performance when implementing encryption.

User adoption:

Encryption can add complexity to user workflows and may require additional training to ensure employees understand how to use it properly.


Implementing and managing encryption can be costly, especially for smaller businesses that may not have the resources to invest in specialized hardware or software.

Overall, while encryption is an important tool for businesses, it is important to carefully consider the challenges involved in implementing and managing encryption to ensure that it is implemented effectively and efficiently.

What is seamless encryption?

Seamless encryption is an encryption and decryption framework based on file classification, automatic encryption and transparent decryption. No username or password requirements is key to both protecting data and maintaining operational fluidity. By having a DSP on all devices, corporate stakeholders, employees, enjoy data protection that is more effective than traditional encryption and decryption for a number of reasons.

  • Usability

  • Protection of sensitive data

  • Regulation compliance

  • Preventing data breaches

  • Safeguards business reputation

Understanding the core of seamless encryption is tantamount to understanding how businesses can easily automate their encryption process and transparently decrypt needed files with no disruption to business operations.

Automated Encryption:

To avoid time-consuming and error-prone manual processes, it is crucial to identify data risks from multiple sources in real-time and evaluate the financial impact of a potential breach via a comprehensive data assessment. 

To eliminate vulnerabilities and ensure security, files can be automatically encrypted based on their classification, such as data type (e.g., credit cards, SSN, bank information) and the dollar value of risk. This automated encryption is particularly useful for MSPs, as it can increase revenue per client and even elevate the MSP to MSSP status, while providing the highest level of security for clients with minimal effort.

Transparent Decryption:

While encryption is essential for data security, accessing encrypted information can be a challenge. Transparent decryption offers a novel approach to decryption, allowing employees to access encrypted data instantly, without any latency or password requirements. By having an application installed on their device, users can seamlessly access sensitive information, while ensuring its security from potential threats such as in the case of Ransomware stealing data.

How Seamless Encryption differs from traditional encryption methods

Traditional methods of encryption and decryption are not automatic and transparent by default. They require some level of manual intervention to encrypt and decrypt data.

Traditional encryption processes usually require some level of user interaction, such as entering a password or selecting a key, to generate the encrypted data.

Similarly, decryption also requires manual intervention to retrieve the original plain text data from the encrypted data. Decryption usually involves providing the same key that was used for encryption and running the decryption algorithm to obtain the original data.

However, by automating encryption based on file classifications and decrypting in a transparent fashion, there are no manual user processes needed and the processes of encryption and decryption can be integrated into software or operating systems to provide automatic encryption and transparent decryption of data. 

The challenges of traditional encryption methods

Traditional encryption methods are techniques that have been in use for many years and rely on mathematical algorithms to encode and decode messages. These methods have been widely used in various contexts to protect sensitive information and keep it secure. Caesar Cipher, Vigener Cipher, Transposition Cipher, Transposition Cipher, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) are some of the most common traditional encryption methods.

Businesses that use traditional encryption methods may face several challenges when implementing and managing these solutions. Here are some common challenges that businesses may encounter:

  • Vulnerabilities

  • Key Management

  • Complexity

  • Performance Impact

  • Interoperability

  • Training

To expound on the aforementioned bulleted list, while traditional encryption methods have been used for many years, they are vulnerable to known-plaintext attacks and cryptanalysis. Key management, complexity, performance impact, interoperability, and training can also pose challenges for businesses implementing and managing traditional encryption methods. As a result, modern encryption methods are often preferred due to their greater security and ease of use.

How seamless encryption solves these challenges

Automatic encryption based on file classification and transparent decryption without the need for a username and password, but only by having a DSP on a computer, can be more effective than standard encryption and decryption in the context of a data security platform for several reasons:

  • Ease of use

  • Increased security

  • Efficient use of resources

  • Granular control: With file classification

Overall, automatic encryption based on file classification and transparent decryption without the need for a username and password, but only by having a DSP  on a computer, can be seen as a more effective approach to a business’ data security than standard encryption and decryption. It is easier to use, more secure, more efficient, and offers granular control over file security.

Companies that understand the benefits of seamless encryption sooner rather than later will realize significant benefits and a higher ROI within a short time.

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Guy Bavly is CEO and co-founder of Actifile