A process on the client-side that begins by applying AES 256-bit encryption to the user’s original data-set and then performing All-or-Nothing transform. Finally, Private.me’s proprietary Information Dispersal Algorithm (IDA) is applied to the output to produce multiple slices of random data sets that is effectively hack-proof or “theoretically secure”.
Our Information Dispersal Algorithm (IDA) is the next-generation cryptosystem that is “theoretically secured” and extremely efficient. The output IDA data-sets are indistinguishable from random data-sets and therefore mathematically impossible to penetrate. Your data is fully protected when the three data-sets are in transit separately and when they are at rest stored separately at three remote locations. Our IDA process is transparent and can be audited by third parties at any time.
In the event that a sliced data-set is unavailable for retrieval or it has retrieved a corrupt payload, the original data remains safe. In order to re-create the original data-set, a minimum threshold (2 out of 3 slices) is required to be reassembled to re-create the original data-set. To protect each data-set, the platform leverages Kerberos based authentication system in four “realms” or independent authentication authorities - Private.me central server plus the three storage nodes. To ensure none of the four services can retrieve a threshold of slices, a series of sophisticated cryptographic safeguards are kept in place. Please ask for our whitepaper for more information.
VaultDrop leverages Private.me's full suite of developer solutions, including its patented data encryption and dispersed cloud storage services, as well as its identity management and Single Sign-on (SSO) service.
VaultDrop provides an ultra-secure cloud storage alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. It's secure.